Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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

You may think that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t encounter any problems with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have a technician come out and take a look. But that’s where you could have problems.

Routinely taking your car in helps verify everything is in working order so you aren’t 100 miles into a 200 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Visiting the doctor annually helps keep yourself healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease 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 simply.

“Imagine if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a good amount of broken-down vehicles. An HVAC system can run about 2,000 hours yearly, and if you assume it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles per year on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is similar to auto maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would bring the need for oil changes and routine tune-ups to the owner’s attention. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will malfunction and have decreased 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 bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 308-210-4398 today.

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