Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters Published on 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 Toronto each season? You may think that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t run into 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 could run into issues. Routinely taking your car in helps confirm everything is in working order so you aren’t 100 miles into a 200 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Visiting the doctor each year helps keep yourself healthy and catches issues early, like heart problems or cancer. It’s very similar with HVAC maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very plainly. “Imagine if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a lot of broken-down vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours per year, and if you figure it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles per year on your furnace in between maintenance.” Smith says the process is just like auto 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 devices need maintenance or they will malfunction and have shorter lifespans.” So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working great 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. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 905-453-6700 today.