Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

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 also get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Canada each season?

You may think that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t have 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 confirm everything is operating correctly so you aren’t halfway into a 400 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep yourself healthy and catches issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s very similar with HVAC maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very clearly.

“Imagine if only 20% 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 assume 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 just like vehicle maintenance. “Just as an auto mechanic would bring to any auto owner’s attention that it needs oil changes and regular tune-ups. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will break down and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your system was working great last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its seasonal tune-up. The bottom line 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 going on now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 866-397-3787 today.

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