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 remember to get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in Gaithersburg each season?

You may believe that if the AC kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t have any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have someone come out and take a look. But that’s where you could encounter issues.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps verify everything is in working order so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Visiting the doctor annually helps keep you healthy and catches issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s similar with heating and air conditioning maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very plainly.

“Think about if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a ton of broken vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run around 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is similar to auto maintenance. “Just as a car mechanic would bring the need for oil changes and routine tune-ups to the owner’s attention. There is no difference. Mechanical products need maintenance or they will stop working and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its annual tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Parker Pearce Service Experts’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 301-476-4577 today.

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