Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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

You may think that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t encounter any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having a technician come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you may have issues.

Taking your car in regularly helps confirm everything is functioning properly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep you healthy and catches issues early, like heart ailments 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.

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a lot of malfunctioning vehicles. An HVAC system can run nearly 2,000 hours per year, and if you imagine it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles yearly on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is similar to vehicle maintenance. “Just as a car mechanic would bring the need for oil changes and routine tune-ups to the owner’s attention. There is no difference. Mechanical products need maintenance or they will stop working and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can skip its annual tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 405-432-2197 today.

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