Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You remember to take your car in for maintenance every 3000-5000 miles. You pay a visit to your doctor every year. So why wouldn’t you always get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in Buffalo each season?

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

Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is functioning properly so you aren’t in the middle of a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Visiting the doctor regularly helps keep you healthy and catches issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

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

“Imagine if only one out of five people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a good amount of broken-down vehicles. An HVAC system can run around 2,000 hours yearly, and if you imagine it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles annually on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is similar to vehicle 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 products need maintenance or they will break down and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your system was working well last season doesn’t mean it can skip its seasonal tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 716-427-6807 today.

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