Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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

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

Routinely taking your car in helps confirm everything is functioning properly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 400 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Visiting the doctor regularly helps keep you healthy and catches issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

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

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

Smith goes on to explain the process is just like car maintenance. “Just as a car 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 shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its annual tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Broad Ripple Service Experts’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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