Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You take your car in to be serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You visit your doctor for a physical every year. So why wouldn’t you also get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in Saint Charles each season?

You may think that if the AC kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t have any problems with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and take a look. But that’s where you can encounter problems.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is in working order so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Visiting the doctor annually helps keep you healthy and discovers issues early, like heart ailments 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 simply.

“Assume if only one out of five people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a good amount 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 annually on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process is just like vehicle maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would bring the need for oil changes and routine tune-ups to the owner’s attention. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will break down and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working well last season doesn’t mean it can skip its annual tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 630-246-2698 today.

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