Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You remember to take your car in for maintenance every 3000-5000 miles. You visit your doctor for a physical every year. So why wouldn’t you remember to get your routine heating and cooling 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 problems with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you can run into issues.

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. Going to see the doctor annually helps keep yourself healthy and finds 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.

“Think about if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a good amount of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run about 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles annually on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process mirrors car 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 break down and have decreased 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 truth is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Becht/Givens Service Experts’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 502-785-8230 today.

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