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 HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Hilton Head Island each season?

You may believe that if the air conditioner kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t run into 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 can run into malfunctions.

Routinely taking your car in helps verify everything is in working order so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Visiting the doctor regularly helps keep you healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s just the same with HVAC 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 broken-down vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run around 2,000 hours annually, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles yearly on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain 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 malfunction and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working great last season doesn’t mean it can skip its seasonal tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’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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