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 cooling maintenance in Shreveport each season?

You may believe that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t run into any problems with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have an expert come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you can run into problems.

Routinely taking your car in helps make sure everything is in working order so you aren’t halfway into a 400 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Going to see the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and catches issues early, like heart disease 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 simply.

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a good amount of broken vehicles. An HVAC 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 furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process mirrors vehicle maintenance. “Just as an auto mechanic would explain to the owner that their vehicle needs regular tune-ups and oil changes. There is no difference. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will break down and have shorter 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 every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 318-588-8163 today.

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