Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters Published on 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 Salt Lake City each season? You may think that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t encounter any problems with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have an expert come out and take a look. But that’s where you could encounter issues. Taking your car to the mechanic helps confirm everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into a 300 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Going to see the doctor annually helps keep yourself healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer. It’s very similar with heating and air conditioning maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very plainly. “Think about if only one out of five people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a ton of broken-down vehicles. An HVAC system can run nearly 2,000 hours annually, and if you figure it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles per year on your system in between maintenance.” Smith goes on to explain the process is similar to auto maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would explain to the owner that their vehicle needs regular tune-ups and oil changes. There is no difference. Mechanical products need maintenance or they will malfunction 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. Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 385-399-0280 today.