Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters Published on October 12, 2016 You have your car serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You visit your doctor for a physical every year. So why wouldn’t you remember to get your routine heating and 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 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 run into issues. Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is operating correctly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 200 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Visiting the doctor regularly helps keep yourself healthy and discovers issues early, like heart ailments or cancer. It’s very similar with heating and air conditioning maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, Travis Smith, explained it very clearly. “Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a good amount of broken vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume 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 just like vehicle maintenance. “Just as a vehicle 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 smaller lifespans.” So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its seasonal tune-up. The bottom line 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 going on now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 801-871-8425 today.