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 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 problems with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you could run into problems.

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 each year helps keep you healthy and discovers issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

It’s just the same with HVAC 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 good amount of broken-down vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run about 2,000 hours annually, and if you imagine it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles annually on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is similar to car 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 yearly 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 Inc’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 281-407-9478 today.

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