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 also get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in Pierre each season?

You may think 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 don’t need to have a technician come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you could have malfunctions.

Taking your car in regularly 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 your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

It’s very similar with heating and cooling maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, 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. An HVAC system can run around 2,000 hours per year, and if you figure it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean 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 break down and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working fine 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 Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 605-223-0307 today.

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