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 heating and cooling maintenance in Rochester each season?

You may feel that if the AC 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 a technician come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you can run into problems.

Routinely taking your car in helps confirm everything is functioning properly so you aren’t in the middle of a 400 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep your body 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 simply.

“Imagine if only one out of five people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a lot of broken vehicles. An HVAC system can run around 2,000 hours yearly, and if you assume it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles per year 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 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 annual 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 Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 603-923-4570 today.

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