Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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

You may think that if the AC kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any problems with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have someone come out and take a look. But that’s where you can run into problems.

Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is operating correctly so you aren’t in the middle of a 200 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Going to see the doctor each year helps keep your body healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s similar with heating and air conditioning maintenance. Travis Smith, owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Oregon, explained it very simply.

“Think about if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a ton of broken vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run about 2,000 hours per year, and if you figure it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles annually on your system in between maintenance.”

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

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its annual tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Wesley Wood Service Experts’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 484-401-7577 today.

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