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Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You visit your doctor for a physical every year. So why wouldn’t you remember to get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Oakville each season?

You may feel that if the AC kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have a technician come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you could have problems.

Routinely taking your car in helps confirm everything is in working order so you aren’t in the middle of a 400 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Going to see the doctor each year helps keep your body healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

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

“Think about if only one out of five people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a ton of broken-down vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours per year, and if you figure it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles yearly on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith says 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 smaller 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 truth is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 289-813-5566 today.

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