Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You remember to get your physical every year. So why wouldn’t you always get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in the Wasatch Front region each season?

You may think that if the AC kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t run into any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having an expert come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you may run into issues.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is operating correctly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Going to see the doctor each year helps keep your body healthy and finds 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 plainly.

“Assume if only one out of five people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a ton of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run about 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 per year on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process mirrors auto maintenance. “Just as a vehicle 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 fine last season doesn’t mean it can skip its seasonal tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Barlow Service Experts’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 801-436-8985 today.

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