Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car 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 Birmingham each season?

You may think that if the air conditioner kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t encounter any issues with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have someone come out and take a look. But that’s where you may run into malfunctions.

Taking your car in regularly helps confirm everything is operating correctly so you aren’t halfway into a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Visiting the doctor annually helps keep you healthy and finds issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

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

“Imagine if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a good amount of broken-down vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours yearly, and if you assume it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles yearly on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process mirrors auto maintenance. “Just as an auto mechanic would explain to the owner that their vehicle needs regular tune-ups and oil changes. There is no difference. Mechanical products need maintenance or they will stop working and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working well last season doesn’t mean it can skip its annual tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Norrell Service Experts’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 205-267-0023 today.

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