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 cooling maintenance in Champaign each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you could have problems.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify 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 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 simply.

“Imagine if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a lot of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run around 2,000 hours annually, 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 also notes that the process is just like car maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would bring to any auto owner’s attention that it needs oil changes and regular tune-ups. There is no difference. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will stop working and have shorter 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 every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 217-689-2469 today.

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