Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You remember to take your car in for maintenance every 3000-5000 miles. You visit your doctor for a physical every year. So why wouldn’t you remember to get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Tulsa each season?

You may believe that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t run into any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone 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 unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep you 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 percent of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a ton of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run about 2,000 hours annually, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process mirrors vehicle maintenance. “Just as a car mechanic would bring to any auto owner’s attention that it needs oil changes and regular tune-ups. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will malfunction and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its annual tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Jack Nelson Service Experts’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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