Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You remember to take your car in for maintenance every 3000-5000 miles. You pay a visit to your doctor every year. So why wouldn’t you remember to get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in the Niagara Region each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioner kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t run into any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having a technician come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you may run into issues.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps verify everything is in working order so you aren’t in the middle of a 400 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep you healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

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

“Imagine if only one out of five people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a lot of broken vehicles. An HVAC system can run nearly 2,000 hours annually, and if you figure it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles yearly on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process mirrors car 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. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will malfunction and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its annual 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 taking place right now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 289-273-2229 today.

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