Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You take your car in to be serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You remember to get your 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 through the previous summer, or you didn’t run into any issues with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have an expert come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you may run into problems.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps verify everything is in working order so you aren’t in the middle of a 200 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Visiting the doctor each year helps keep yourself healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s similar with HVAC 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 good amount of malfunctioning vehicles. An HVAC system can run nearly 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is just like vehicle 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 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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