Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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

You may feel that if the air conditioner kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t encounter any problems with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having a technician come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you could have problems.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps make sure everything is operating correctly so you aren’t in the middle of a 400 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep you healthy and catches issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

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

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

Smith says the process mirrors auto maintenance. “Just as a vehicle 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 shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working well last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its annual tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 215-278-9690 today.

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