Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

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 also get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in Canada each season?

You may believe that if the air conditioner kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t run into any issues with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have a technician come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you can run into problems.

Routinely taking your car in helps make sure everything is operating correctly so you aren’t halfway into a 300 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep yourself healthy and finds issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

It’s just the same with HVAC maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very simply.

“Think about if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a ton of broken-down vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run nearly 2,000 hours annually, and if you imagine it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles per year on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process is similar to vehicle maintenance. “Just as an auto mechanic would bring the need for oil changes and routine tune-ups to the owner’s attention. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will break down and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its seasonal tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and yearly 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 Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 866-397-3787 today.

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