Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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

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

Taking your car in regularly helps confirm everything is in working order so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Visiting the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

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

“Think about if only one out of five people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a ton of broken-down vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours per year, and if you imagine it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles annually on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is similar to vehicle 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. Machines need maintenance or they will stop working and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its seasonal tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. R & M Climate Control Service Experts’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 865-229-6176 today.

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