Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You take your car in to be serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You pay a visit to your doctor every year. So why wouldn’t you also get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Long Island each season?

You may feel that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t have any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having a technician come out and take a look. But that’s where you may encounter malfunctions.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps confirm everything is in working order so you aren’t 100 miles into a 200 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Visiting the doctor each year helps keep you healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

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

“Think about if only one out of five people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a ton of broken vehicles. An HVAC system can run nearly 2,000 hours annually, and if you figure it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles annually on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process is similar to 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. Mechanical products need maintenance or they will break down and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it can skip its annual tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Matz-Rightway’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 631-406-9220 today.

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