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 always get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in Clearwater each season?

You may believe that if the AC kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t have any problems with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you could have malfunctions.

Routinely taking your car in helps verify everything is operating correctly so you aren’t in the middle of a 200 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and finds issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

It’s just the same with heating and air conditioning maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, Travis Smith, explained it very clearly.

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

Smith goes on to explain the process mirrors vehicle maintenance. “Just as an auto mechanic would bring to any auto owner’s attention that it needs oil changes and regular tune-ups. There is no difference. Mechanical products need maintenance or they will stop working and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it can skip its seasonal tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Midway Services’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 727-219-2471 today.

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