Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You take your car in to be serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You remember to get your physical every year. So why wouldn’t you remember to get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in Edmonton each season?

You may believe that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t encounter any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having a technician come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you can run into problems.

Routinely taking your car in helps confirm everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into a 300 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Seeing the doctor each year helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

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

“Think about if only one out of five people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a lot of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run around 2,000 hours annually, and if you imagine it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles annually on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process mirrors vehicle 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 products need maintenance or they will break down and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your system was working fine last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its yearly tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Rob's Albertan Service Experts’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 780-800-9047 today.

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