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 remember to get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Kitchener each season?

You may believe that if the AC kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t run into any problems with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have a technician come out and take a look. But that’s where you could have issues.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Going to see the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s very similar with heating and air conditioning maintenance. Travis Smith, owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Oregon, explained it very simply.

“Think about if only 20% of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a good amount of broken-down vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run around 2,000 hours yearly, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is similar to vehicle maintenance. “Just as a car mechanic would explain to the owner that their vehicle needs regular tune-ups and oil changes. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will break down and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its yearly tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 519-804-1617 today.

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