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 HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Shreveport each season?

You may think that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t have any problems with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have someone come out and take a look. But that’s where you can have issues.

Routinely taking your car in helps make sure everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Visiting the doctor each year helps keep you healthy and finds 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% 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 yearly, and if you imagine it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean 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 fine last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its annual tune-up. The bottom line 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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