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 heating and cooling maintenance in Kitchener each season?

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

Taking your car to the mechanic helps verify everything is in working order so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Visiting the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and catches 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 lot of broken-down vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run around 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles per year on your furnace in between maintenance.”

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

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its annual 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 Home Services by Enercare’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 519-804-1617 today.