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 HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Pierre each season?

You may believe that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t encounter any problems with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have a technician come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you could have malfunctions.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep you healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s just the same with HVAC maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, Travis Smith, explained it very clearly.

“Imagine if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a lot of broken-down vehicles. An HVAC system can run around 2,000 hours yearly, and if you figure it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles yearly on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is just like car 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. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will malfunction and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its seasonal tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Peitz Service Experts’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 605-223-0307 today.

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