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 Belleville each season?

You may think that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t have any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having a technician come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you can run into malfunctions.

Routinely taking your car in helps verify everything is operating correctly so you aren’t in the middle of a 200 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

It’s similar with HVAC 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 vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run nearly 2,000 hours yearly, and if you figure it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles yearly on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process mirrors vehicle maintenance. “Just as an auto mechanic would bring the need for oil changes and routine tune-ups to the owner’s attention. There is no difference. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will malfunction and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working great last season doesn’t mean it can skip its yearly tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. D&K Home Services by Enercare’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 613-707-2421 today.