Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car serviced 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 La Porte each season?

You may believe 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 don’t need to have someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you could have issues.

Routinely taking your car in helps confirm everything is functioning properly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 200 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

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

“Assume if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a lot of broken-down vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run about 2,000 hours annually, and if you assume it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles annually on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is just like auto maintenance. “Just as a car 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 stop working and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your system was working great last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its annual tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Finch Air Conditioning & Heating’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 281-407-9478 today.

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