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

You may think that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t run into any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having an expert come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you could run into malfunctions.

Routinely taking your car in helps verify everything is operating correctly so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Seeing the doctor each year 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.

“Think about if only 20% 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 yearly, and if you imagine it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles yearly on your equipment in between maintenance.”

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

So just because your system 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.