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 Nashville each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioner kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any problems with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having an expert come out and take a look. But that’s where you could have issues.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps make sure everything is operating correctly so you aren’t halfway into a 300 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Going to see the doctor each year helps keep yourself healthy and discovers issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

It’s just the same with heating and air conditioning maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very plainly.

“Imagine if only one out of five people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a lot of broken vehicles. A heating and cooling 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 means you put 60,000 miles per year on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is just like auto maintenance. “Just as an auto mechanic would bring the need for oil changes and routine tune-ups to the owner’s attention. There is no difference. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will break down and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its yearly tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Donelson Air Service Experts’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 615-953-9885 today.

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