Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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

You may believe that if the air conditioner kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t run into any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having a technician come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you can have malfunctions.

Routinely taking your car in helps make sure everything is operating correctly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 400 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

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

“Assume if only 20% of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a lot of broken vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run about 2,000 hours annually, and if you imagine it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles yearly on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain 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 products need maintenance or they will break down and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its yearly tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Rolf Griffin Service Experts ’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 260-557-1275 today.

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