Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You remember to get your physical every year. So why wouldn’t you always get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Sharonville each season?

You may believe that if the air conditioner kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any issues with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have an expert come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you could run into problems.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t in the middle of a 200 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Going to see the doctor each year helps keep you healthy and catches issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s just the same with heating and cooling maintenance. Travis Smith, owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Oregon, explained it very simply.

“Imagine if only one out of five people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a good amount of broken vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run around 2,000 hours annually, and if you figure it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process mirrors auto 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 products need maintenance or they will break down and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can skip its yearly tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 859-905-0834 today.

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