Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You remember to take your car in for maintenance 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 Voorhees each season?

You may believe that if the air conditioner kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t run into any problems with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you can run into issues.

Routinely taking your car in helps confirm everything is operating correctly so you aren’t halfway into a 400 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep yourself healthy and catches issues early, like heart disease 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 clearly.

“Imagine if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a good amount of broken vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run about 2,000 hours annually, and if you figure it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles per year on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is similar to auto maintenance. “Just as an auto mechanic would explain to the owner that their vehicle needs regular tune-ups and oil changes. There is no difference. Mechanical products 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 skip its yearly tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 856-310-4824 today.

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