Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You remember to take your car in for maintenance 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 Toronto each season?

You may believe that if the air conditioning system 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 someone come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you could have issues.

Routinely taking your car in helps confirm everything is in working order so you aren’t 100 miles into a 200 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Visiting the doctor annually helps keep yourself healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s just the same with heating and cooling maintenance. Travis Smith, owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Oregon, explained it very plainly.

“Think about if only 20% of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a good amount of broken-down vehicles. An HVAC system can run nearly 2,000 hours yearly, and if you figure it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles per year on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is similar to car maintenance. “Just as a car mechanic would bring to any auto owner’s attention that it needs oil changes and regular tune-ups. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will malfunction and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its yearly tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Service Experts Commercial HVAC’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 289-201-2346 today.