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

You may believe that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all last 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 have 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 just the same with heating and cooling 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 had them maintained regularly. There would be a ton of malfunctioning vehicles. An HVAC system can run about 2,000 hours per year, and if you imagine it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles per year on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is similar to 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. Machines need maintenance or they will stop working and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its seasonal tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Peachtree Service Experts’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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