Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You take your car in to be serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You remember to get your physical every year. So why wouldn’t you also get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Tempe each season?

You may feel that if the AC kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t have any issues with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have someone come out and take a look. But that’s where you can encounter issues.

Routinely taking your car in helps verify everything is operating correctly so you aren’t in the middle of a 400 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Going to see the doctor each year helps keep you healthy and discovers issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

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

“Assume if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a ton of malfunctioning vehicles. An HVAC system can run around 2,000 hours yearly, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles per year on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process mirrors car maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would bring the need for oil changes and routine tune-ups to the owner’s attention. There is no difference. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will stop working and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its yearly tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Bob Brown Service Experts’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 623-243-4517 today.

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