Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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

You may believe that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t encounter any issues with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have an expert come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you could have malfunctions.

Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is in working order so you aren’t in the middle of a 300 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Visiting the doctor each year helps keep yourself healthy and catches issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

It’s similar with heating and cooling maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, Travis Smith, explained it very simply.

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a good amount of malfunctioning vehicles. An HVAC system can run around 2,000 hours annually, and if you imagine it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles per year on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is similar to vehicle maintenance. “Just as a car 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 break down and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your system was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can skip its seasonal tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling (713) 352-7887 today.