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 also get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) 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 may have issues.

Routinely taking your car in helps make sure everything is in working order so you aren’t in the middle of a 400 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease 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 good amount of broken vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run about 2,000 hours annually, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles annually on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain 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 malfunction and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working great last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its yearly tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and every 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 Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 780-800-9047 today.

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