Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You pay a visit to your doctor every year. So why wouldn’t you remember to get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in San Antonio each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having a technician come out and take a look. But that’s where you can run into issues.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is operating correctly so you aren’t halfway into a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep yourself healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s very similar with HVAC maintenance. Travis Smith, owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Oregon, explained it very simply.

“Assume if only one out of five people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a ton of broken vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run about 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 yearly on your furnace 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 devices 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 seasonal tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. San Antonio Air Service Experts’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 210-570-9705 today.

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