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 air conditioning maintenance in Albany each season?

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

Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is operating correctly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 200 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Going to see the doctor annually helps keep you healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s just the same with HVAC maintenance. Travis Smith, owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Oregon, explained it very simply.

“Think about if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a good amount of malfunctioning vehicles. An HVAC system can run about 2,000 hours annually, and if you assume it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles annually on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith says 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 stop working 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 yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. D.A. Bennett Service Experts’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 518-205-3324 today.

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