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 always get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Kansas City each season?

You may feel that if the AC kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t encounter any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have a technician come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you can have malfunctions.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps make sure everything is operating correctly so you aren’t in the middle of a 400 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and catches issues early, like heart disease 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 plainly.

“Think about 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 about 2,000 hours yearly, and if you figure it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles per year on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is similar to 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 malfunction and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it can skip its yearly tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Neal Harris Service Experts’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 816-787-0500 today.

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