Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You remember to take your car in for maintenance every 3000-5000 miles. You pay a visit to your doctor every year. So why wouldn’t you also get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Austin each season?

You may think that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t have any problems with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have an expert come out and take a look. But that’s where you could run into malfunctions.

Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is operating correctly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Going to see the doctor regularly helps keep you healthy and finds issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

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

“Imagine if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a ton of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours annually, and if you assume 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 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 decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its annual tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Strand Brothers Service Experts’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 512-592-3072 today.

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