Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You remember to take your car in for maintenance every 3000-5000 miles. You remember to get your physical every year. So why wouldn’t you remember to get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in Memphis each season?

You may feel that if the AC kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any issues with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you may have problems.

Routinely taking your car in helps make sure everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor each year helps keep yourself healthy and catches issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

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

“Think about if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a ton of broken vehicles. An HVAC 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 yearly on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is similar to vehicle maintenance. “Just as an auto mechanic would explain to the owner that their vehicle needs regular tune-ups and oil changes. There is no difference. Mechanical products need maintenance or they will stop working 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 yearly tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 901-235-1196 today.

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