Often we’re asked, “Is a maintenance needed on my unit?” and “When should I have it maintenanced?”
We follow the manufacturers recommendation to keep your air conditioning unit running at peak performance, which is to have a maintenance completed at the minimum in the fall and spring.
During a maintenance a skilled technician inspects the air handler and condensing unit:
- Refrigerant charge. The right amount of refrigerant in your central air conditioner will make your system more efficient, decreasing energy costs and increasing equipment life.
- Compressor and fan amps.
- Condenser coil (and clean if needed).
- Electrical cabinet (and brush out if needed), electrical connections & wires.
- All caps and valves for seals and/or proper fit.
- Thermostat operation & mounting. The correct thermostat settings ensure that the cooling system not only keeps you comfortable when you are home, but also save energy while you are away.
- Blower amps.
- Heat strip amps, circuit components, and safeties.
- Evaporator coil (condition and clean in place if needed). Clean evaporator coils ensure the systems efficiency and energy costs.
- Blower wheel (and clean if needed). Cleaned and correctly adjusted blower components provide proper system airflow for greater comfort. Airflow problems can reduce your system’s efficiency by as much as 15%.
- Temperature splits. The difference between the temperature of the air going into an air conditioner and the temperature of the air coming out.
- Lubrication. All moving parts must have proper lubrication. Parts without proper lubrication cause friction in motors and increase the amount of electricity used.
- Flush & vacuum drain line/pan (condition and clean if needed). The condensate drain in your central air conditioner, furnace and/or heat pump (when in cooling mode) should be regularly inspected. A clogged drain can cause water damage and affect indoor humidity levels, as well as cause your system to stop operating.
- System Controls. Checking control functions ensures that the system is safe to use and that the operation cycles properly from turn-on to shut-off.
PM – Preventative Maintenance & Enrolling in a yearly PM Contract benefits:
Our Planned Maintenance’s consist of 18 different points to ensure optimal efficiency.
- Savings on utility bills could easily pay for the annual service.
- Planned Maintenance(s) help to reduce unit breakdowns
- Reduced service call rates
- Absolutely ZERO overtime fees for evening and weekend service calls needs
- 10% discount offered on repairs
- Priority service call scheduling – we will put you on the schedule as quickly as geographically possible