Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You take your car in to be serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You visit your doctor for a physical every year. So why wouldn’t you remember to get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in Austin each season?

You may feel that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t run into any issues with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have someone come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you can have issues.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is in working order so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Going to see the doctor annually helps keep yourself healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

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

“Assume if only one out of five people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a lot of broken vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours yearly, and if you assume it’s working 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 just like vehicle maintenance. “Just as an auto mechanic would explain to the owner that their vehicle needs regular tune-ups and oil changes. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will stop working and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it can skip its annual tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Strand Brothers Service Experts’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 512-596-1257 today.

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