Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car 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 Tulsa each season?

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

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

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

“Imagine if only 20% of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a ton of malfunctioning 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 would mean you put 60,000 miles yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process mirrors vehicle maintenance. “Just as an auto 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 malfunction and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its yearly tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 918-212-8927 today.

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