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

You may think that if the air conditioner kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any problems with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have an expert come out and take a look. But that’s where you can run into malfunctions.

Routinely taking your car in helps make sure everything is functioning properly so you aren’t in the middle of a 300 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Going to see the doctor regularly helps keep yourself healthy and catches issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

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

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a lot of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run about 2,000 hours annually, and if you assume 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 also notes that the process mirrors auto maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would bring to any auto owner’s attention that it needs oil changes and regular tune-ups. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will malfunction 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 truth is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. A-PLUS Service Experts’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 301-747-3140 today.

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