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Maintenance Program

Maintenance Program

Think you can’t afford maintenance?  Maintenance pays for itself! The United States Department of Energy conducted a study, which concluded that a professionally maintained heating and cooling system saves approximately $33 per month in utility costs.

Do you want to:

  • Lower your utility bills
  • Keep your HVAC system in tip–top shape
  • Preserve your warranties
  • Prevent sudden breakdown of your furnace or air conditioner
  • Receive 20% savings on necessary repairs
  • Access special dollar deals only available to Club Members
  • Secure priority scheduling

Sign up today for Club membership and we will send a postcard, email or telephone reminder to schedule service at a convenient time for you.

The old adage is true: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Below you’ll find our Preventative Maintenance Checklist:

  • For a system that heats and cools: perform maintenance in the spring and fall
  • For cooling system maintenance only: perform maintenance at least once a year, before the cooling season
  • For furnace maintenance only: perform maintenance at least once a year, before the heating season.

 

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HVAC System Preventative Maintenance Checklist

Outdoor Units

  • Inspect unit for proper refrigerant level and adjust if necessary
  • Clean dirt, leaves and debris from inside cabinet
  • Inspect base pan for restricted drain openings—remove obstructions as necessary
  • Inspect coil and cabinet—clean as needed
  • Inspect fan motor and fan blades for wear and damage—on older models lubricate as needed
  • Inspect control box, associated controls/accessories, wiring and connections. Controls may include contactors, relays, circuit boards, capacitors, sump heat and other accessories. All control box and electrical parts should be checked for wear or damage.
  • Inspect compressor and associated tubing for damage

Indoor Units

  • Inspect and clean blower assembly (includes blower housing, blower wheel and motor)
  • On older models, lubricate motor and inspect and replace fan belt if needed
  • Check combustion blower housing for lint and debris and clean as necessary
  • Inspect evaporator coil, drain pan and condensate drain lines. Clean as needed
  • Inspect for gas leaks in gas furnaces
  • Inspect burner assembly—clean and adjust as needed
  • Inspect ignition system and safety controls—clean and adjust as needed
  • Inspect heat exchanger or heating elements
  • Inspect flue system—check for proper attachment to the furnace, any dislocated sections, and for signs of corrosion. Replace if necessary.
  • Inspect control box, associated controls, wiring and connections
  • Clean or replace air filters
  • Inspect conditioned airflow system (ductwork)—check for leaks

While Your System Is Operation

  • Monitor system starting characteristics and capabilities
  • Listen for abnormal noise
  • Search for source of unusual odors
  • Monitor air conditioning and heat pump systems for correct refrigerant charge
  • Measure outdoor dry bulb temperature
  • Measure indoor dry and wet bulb temperature
  • Measure high and low side system pressures
  • Monitor gas furnace for correct line and manifold gas pressure—make adjustments as needed
  • Measure temperature rise and adjust airflow as needed
  • Check vent system for proper operation
  • Monitor system for correct line and load volts/amps
  • Monitor system operation per manufacturer’s specifications
  • Provide system operation report and recommend repairs or replacement as necessary

Prices

1 System:
Twice per year system safety tune–up, 20% off needed repairs, priority scheduling, and opportunity to participate in outrageous dollar deals
19.99 per month

2 Systems:
Twice per year system safety tune–up, 20% off needed repairs, priority scheduling, and opportunity to participate in outrageous dollar deals
29.99 per month

3 Systems:
Twice per year system safety tune–up, 20% off needed repairs, priority scheduling, and opportunity to participate in outrageous dollar deals
39.99 per month

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