Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You remember to get your physical every year. So why wouldn’t you remember to get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in Tempe each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioner kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t encounter any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and take a look. But that’s where you may encounter malfunctions.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is operating correctly so you aren’t in the middle of a 400 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Going to see the doctor each year helps keep yourself healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s very similar 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 received maintenance on them. There would be a ton of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run about 2,000 hours per year, and if you imagine it’s operating 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 says the process is just like auto 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 malfunction and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its annual tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Orangutan Home Services’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 602-906-0111 today.

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