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

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

Taking your car to the mechanic helps confirm everything is functioning properly 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 finds issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

It’s very similar with HVAC maintenance. Travis Smith, owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Oregon, explained it very simply.

“Think about if only one out of five people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a good amount of malfunctioning vehicles. An HVAC system can run nearly 2,000 hours annually, and if you figure it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles per year on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process mirrors car 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 devices need maintenance or they will malfunction and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your system was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its yearly tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and each 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 seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 925-384-1303 today.

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