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 also get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in Grand Island each season?

You may believe that if the AC kept you cool all through the previous 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 run into 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 suddenly breaks down. Visiting the doctor each year helps keep yourself healthy and discovers issues early, like heart problems 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 percent of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a good amount of broken-down vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run around 2,000 hours yearly, and if you imagine 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 says the process is just like auto maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would bring to any auto owner’s attention that it needs oil changes and regular tune-ups. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will break down and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its yearly tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. McElroy Service Experts’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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