Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You take your car in to be serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You pay a visit to your doctor every year. So why wouldn’t you always get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in Calgary each season?

You may think that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t have any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having an expert come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you may have problems.

Routinely taking your car in helps verify everything is in working order so you aren’t halfway into a 400 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

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

“Imagine if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a lot of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling 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 annually on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process mirrors auto 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 malfunction and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its seasonal tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 587-315-5271 today.

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