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 HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Gaithersburg each season?

You may think 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 it’s not necessary to have an expert come out and take a look. But that’s where you could encounter problems.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 400 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Visiting the doctor each year helps keep your body healthy and finds issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

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

“Think about if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a ton of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run about 2,000 hours yearly, and if you imagine it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles yearly on your system 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 decreased 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 Heating & Air Conditioning’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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