Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car serviced 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 air conditioning maintenance in Savannah each season?

You may think that if the air conditioner kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t run into any problems with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you may have malfunctions.

Taking your car in regularly helps confirm everything is operating correctly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 200 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Visiting the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

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

“Assume if only one out of five people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a ton of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours annually, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles per year on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process is just like car 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 devices need maintenance or they will malfunction and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its yearly tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Coastal Service Experts’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 912-208-2399 today.

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