Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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

You may believe that if the air conditioner kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t encounter any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have someone come out and take a look. But that’s where you can have problems.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps make sure everything is in working order so you aren’t in the middle of a 400 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Going to see the doctor each year helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart ailments 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.

“Assume if only 20 percent of 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 yearly, and if you assume it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles per year on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is just like vehicle maintenance. “Just as an auto mechanic would bring to any auto owner’s attention that it needs oil changes and regular tune-ups. 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 real matter is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. McKinley Heating Service Experts’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 780-800-7092 today.

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