Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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

You may think that if the air conditioner kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t have any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you may encounter issues.

Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is in working order so you aren’t in the middle of a 200 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep yourself healthy and discovers 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 clearly.

“Imagine if only 20% of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a good amount of broken vehicles. An HVAC system can run around 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 annually on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process mirrors auto maintenance. “Just as a car 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 stop working and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your system was working great last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its yearly tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Church Services’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 713-396-3760 today.