Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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

You may feel that if the air conditioner kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t have any problems with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you may encounter problems.

Routinely taking your car in helps verify everything is operating correctly so you aren’t halfway into a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Visiting the doctor annually 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 clearly.

“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 per year, and if you assume it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles per year on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process mirrors auto 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. Machines need maintenance or they will stop working and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system 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 every 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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