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

You may think that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any issues with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have a technician come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you could run into issues.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps verify everything is operating correctly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep you healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s very similar with heating and cooling maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, Travis Smith, explained it very clearly.

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a ton of broken vehicles. An HVAC system can run about 2,000 hours yearly, and if you imagine it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles per year on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process is just like auto maintenance. “Just as a vehicle 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 stop working and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its seasonal tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 678-235-9699 today.

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