Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You pay a visit to your doctor every year. So why wouldn’t you also get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in Niagara Falls each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioner kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t have 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 can have problems.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into a 400 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and catches issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s very similar 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 good amount of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours annually, and if you figure it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles per year on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process mirrors auto 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. 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 can skip its yearly tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Niagara Home Services by Enercare’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 289-273-2229 today.