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 always get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in Jacksonville each season?

You may think that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t encounter any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having a technician come out and take a look. But that’s where you may have issues.

Routinely taking your car in helps verify everything is operating correctly so you aren’t halfway into a 300 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep you healthy and discovers issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

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

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a lot of broken-down vehicles. An HVAC system can run around 2,000 hours annually, and if you figure it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles annually on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process is just like vehicle 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 devices need maintenance or they will malfunction and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its yearly tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Air Engineers Service Experts’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 904-450-5672 today.

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