Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You remember to take your car in for maintenance every 3000-5000 miles. You remember to get your physical every year. So why wouldn’t you always get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in San Antonio each season?

You may feel that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t encounter any problems with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you may have problems.

Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep yourself healthy and finds issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

It’s very similar with heating and air conditioning maintenance. Travis Smith, owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Oregon, explained it very simply.

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a lot of broken-down vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run about 2,000 hours yearly, and if you figure it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process is just like vehicle 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. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will malfunction and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its seasonal tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 210-404-4233 today.

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