Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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

You may feel that if the AC kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t have any mishaps 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 may run into issues.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps confirm everything is operating correctly so you aren’t in the middle of a 300 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and catches issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

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

“Imagine if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a good amount of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run about 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles per year on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process mirrors car 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. Mechanical products need maintenance or they will break down and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its annual tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Pardee Service Experts’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 843-410-6103 today.

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