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

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

Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is operating correctly so you aren’t halfway into a 400 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Going to see the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and finds issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

It’s very similar with HVAC maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very plainly.

“Think about if only 20% of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a good amount of malfunctioning vehicles. An HVAC system can run around 2,000 hours yearly, and if you imagine it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles annually on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process mirrors auto 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 stop working and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your system was working great last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its yearly tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Robinson Service Experts ’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 847-306-8730 today.