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 also get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in Indianapolis each season?

You may feel that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t have any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having an expert come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you can run into issues.

Routinely taking your car in helps confirm everything is functioning properly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Going to see the doctor regularly helps keep you healthy and finds issues early, like heart problems 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.

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a good amount of broken-down vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is similar to car maintenance. “Just as an auto 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 break down and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its annual tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 317-527-0271 today.

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