Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters Published on October 12, 2016 You take your car in to be 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 Provo each season? You may believe that if the air conditioner kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t have any problems with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you could run into malfunctions. Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 200 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Seeing the doctor each year helps keep your body healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer. It’s just the same with heating and air conditioning maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, Travis Smith, explained it very clearly. “Think about if only one out of five people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a good amount of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run nearly 2,000 hours yearly, and if you imagine it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles yearly on your equipment in between maintenance.” Smith goes on to explain the process is similar to vehicle 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. Machines need maintenance or they will break down and have decreased lifespans.” So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its yearly tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 801-396-0637 today.