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 always get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in Concord each season?

You may think that if the AC kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you can run into malfunctions.

Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is in working order so you aren’t halfway into a 300 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Going to see the doctor each year helps keep yourself healthy and catches issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

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

“Imagine if only one out of five people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a good amount of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours annually, and if you figure it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means 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. Machines need maintenance or they will break down and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your system was working great last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its annual tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Freschi Service Experts’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 925-384-1303 today.

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