Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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

You may believe that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t have 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 may run into malfunctions.

Routinely taking your car in helps confirm 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. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very simply.

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

Smith says the process is just like auto 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 fine last season doesn’t mean it can skip its yearly tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 260-557-1275 today.

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