Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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

You may think 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 it’s not necessary to have an expert come out and take a look. But that’s where you could have malfunctions.

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

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

“Imagine if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a ton of broken vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours annually, and if you assume it’s working 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. Machines need maintenance or they will malfunction and have decreased 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. Strand Brothers Service Experts’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 512-592-3072 today.

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