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 remember to get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Saint Charles each season?

You may believe that if the air conditioner kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t run into any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and take a look. But that’s where you can encounter issues.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Going to see the doctor each year helps keep you healthy and discovers issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

It’s very similar 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 lot of broken-down vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run nearly 2,000 hours yearly, and if you assume it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means 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. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will break down and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its annual tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Golden Seal Service Experts’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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