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 remember to get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in Calgary each season?

You may think 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 it’s not necessary to have an expert come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you could encounter problems.

Routinely taking your car in helps make sure everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into a 400 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Seeing the doctor each year helps keep you healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

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

“Imagine if only one out of five people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a lot of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run about 2,000 hours per year, and if you imagine it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles per year on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith says 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 decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling 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 happening now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 403-279-5760 today.

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