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 air conditioning maintenance in Boise each season?

You may think that if the air conditioner kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t have any problems with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have an expert come out and take a look. But that’s where you could encounter problems.

Routinely taking your car in helps verify everything is operating correctly so you aren’t in the middle of a 300 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Going to see the doctor regularly helps keep yourself healthy and discovers issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

It’s similar with HVAC maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very clearly.

“Imagine if only 20% of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a lot of broken-down vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run around 2,000 hours yearly, and if you assume it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles per year on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process is just like 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 decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its annual tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. TML Service Experts’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 208-488-4892 today.

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