Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You remember to take your car in for maintenance every 3000-5000 miles. You visit your doctor for a physical every year. So why wouldn’t you remember to get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in London each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t have any issues with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have an expert come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you could encounter issues.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Visiting the doctor regularly helps keep your body healthy and catches issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s just the same with heating and cooling maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very simply.

“Imagine if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a ton of broken-down vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run around 2,000 hours yearly, and if you imagine it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles annually on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process mirrors vehicle maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would bring to any auto owner’s attention that it needs oil changes and regular tune-ups. There is no difference. Mechanical products need maintenance or they will stop working and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its yearly tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 226-270-1164 today.

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