Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You visit your doctor for a physical every year. So why wouldn’t you always get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Fort Worth each season?

You may believe that if the air conditioner kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t have any mishaps 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 can encounter issues.

Routinely taking your car in helps verify everything is in working order 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 similar with heating and air conditioning maintenance. Travis Smith, owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Oregon, explained it very clearly.

“Think about if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a good amount of broken-down vehicles. A heating and air conditioning 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 would mean you put 60,000 miles per year on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is similar to car maintenance. “Just as a car mechanic would explain to the owner that their vehicle needs regular tune-ups and oil changes. There is no difference. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will stop working and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it can skip its yearly tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Calverley Service Experts’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 817-380-5647 today.

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