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 air conditioner 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 an expert come out and take a look. But that’s where you can have problems.

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

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

“Imagine if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a ton of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run around 2,000 hours yearly, 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 furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process mirrors vehicle maintenance. “Just as a car 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 decreased 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 Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 484-401-7577 today.

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