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 also get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in Hilton Head Island each season?

You may believe that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t have any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have a technician come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you may run into malfunctions.

Routinely taking your car in helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Going to see the doctor regularly helps keep your body healthy and catches issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

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

“Imagine if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a lot of broken-down vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run around 2,000 hours annually, and if you assume it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles per year on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process mirrors car maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would bring the need for oil changes and routine tune-ups to the owner’s attention. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will break down and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it can skip its seasonal tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Epperson Service Experts’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 843-619-3781 today.

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