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 believe that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t run into 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 in the middle of a 300 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart problems 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 maintained them. There would be a lot of broken vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run around 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume 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 says the process mirrors car 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 shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working fine last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its seasonal tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. A1 Chesney Service Experts’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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