Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You take your car in to be serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You remember to get your 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 air conditioner kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t have any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have an expert come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you can have problems.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps make sure everything is operating correctly so you aren’t halfway into a 400 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Seeing the doctor each year helps keep your body healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s just the same with HVAC maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, Travis Smith, explained it very clearly.

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

Smith says the process mirrors auto maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would bring the need for oil changes and routine tune-ups to the owner’s attention. There is no difference. Mechanical products need maintenance or they will break down and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its yearly tune-up. The bottom line 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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