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 remember to get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Louisville each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t have any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you can have problems.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is operating correctly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 400 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Visiting the doctor each year helps keep yourself healthy and catches issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

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

“Imagine if only 20% of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a lot of broken vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run around 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles annually on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process mirrors auto maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would explain to the owner that their vehicle needs regular tune-ups and oil changes. There is no difference. Mechanical products 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 annual tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Becht/Givens Service Experts’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 502-785-8230 today.

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