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 always get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in Kingston each season?

You may believe that if the air conditioner kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t encounter any issues with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have an expert come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you may have issues.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps confirm everything is functioning properly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep yourself healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s similar with HVAC maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, Travis Smith, explained it very plainly.

“Think about if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a lot of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run about 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles per year on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is similar to vehicle maintenance. “Just as a car 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 smaller lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it can skip its yearly tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 613-817-1591 today.

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