Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You visit your doctor for a physical every year. So why wouldn’t you remember to get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in Jackson each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t have any problems with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have a technician come out and take a look. But that’s where you could have issues.

Routinely taking your car in helps confirm everything is in working order so you aren’t halfway into a 400 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Visiting the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

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

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a ton of broken vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run around 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process is similar to car maintenance. “Just as an auto 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 smaller lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its annual tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Comfortech Service Experts ’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 601-852-3105 today.

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