Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You take your car in to be serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You pay a visit to your doctor every year. So why wouldn’t you always get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Rochester each season?

You may feel that if the AC kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t have any issues with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have a technician come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you can run into issues.

Routinely taking your car in helps confirm everything is in working order so you aren’t halfway into a 300 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep you healthy and discovers issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

It’s similar with heating and air conditioning maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, Travis Smith, explained it very clearly.

“Imagine if only one out of five people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a lot of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run around 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles per year on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is just like auto maintenance. “Just as a car 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 stop working and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its yearly tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Strogen's Service Experts’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 603-923-4570 today.

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