Preventative Maintenance Services for Air Conditioners and Furnaces ($89.99+)

With our Preventive Maintenance Agreement ("PMA") you can have the peace of mind that your HVAC systems will not be neglected. We will schedule regular inspections and maintenance of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. We generally schedule our PMA for a maintenance visit in the Spring and follow-up visit in the Fall so that your HVAC system continues to operate at its peak efficiency. With preventative maintenance, you can lower utility bills, extend the life of your HVAC system, and avert failures. Our PMA covers inspection of the entire HVAC system and routine maintenance, such as replacing or cleaning filters, as well as any other maintenance necessary to treat ordinary wear and tear of your HVAC system's components.

 

Energy Consumption

Your HVAC system is likely the biggest consumer of energy in your home. More than one third of the energy used in the United States is used for heating and cooling, and two third of your home's monthly energy bills pay for heating and cooling costs. According to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency ("CEE"), proper installation, sizing, and maintenance of commercial central air conditioning and heat pumps can save you 50% on your energy bills. Although the CEE study did not measure residential systems, proper maintenance can create substantial savings in residential systems as well.

In our collective experience, the number one reason that we need to change HVAC components for our customers is neglectful maintenance. In fact, components installed in basements, closets, on rooftops, or in mechanical rooms are the easiest to ignore. The systems are taken for granted, until they fail. As a result, these systems progressively lose efficiency, causing higher utility bills, create discomfort, reduce the unit's productivity, and require pre-mature replacement. The end result - you spend more money than you should have to. Just by getting your HVAC system checked bi-annually can protect you from these unexpected and unplanned-for costs.

 

What can you expect from our expert service technician during a PMA visit?

Our basic 9-Point inspection includes the following:

1. Check system functions, safety controls, and adjust the operating sequence where appropriate.

2. Inspect electrical components and connections and repair/replace or tighten as required. Faulty electrical connections can cause unsafe operation of your system and reduce the life of major components.

3. Ensure proper airflow and check air filters.

4. Inspect pumps, lubricate and check flow rates where appropriate. Parts that lack lubrication cause friction in motors and increases the amount of electricity you use.

5. Clean and lubricate motors as required.

6. Examine belts, adjust and align as required.

7. Inspect, clean and balance blowers as required.

8. Check thermostat settings to ensure the cooling and heating system keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are away.

9. Check and inspect the condensate drain in your central air conditioner, furnace and/or heat pump (when in cooling mode). A plugged drain can cause water damage in the house and affect indoor humidity levels.

 

A Spring Maintenance Check

In addition to our basic 9-Point inspection, each Spring Maintenance check includes the following:

1. Clean condenser coil and test evaporator coil for cleanliness. Dirty coils reduce the system's ability to cool your home and cause the system to run longer. This increases energy costs and shortens the useful life of the equipment.

2. Check your central air conditioner's refrigerant level and adjust if necessary. Too much or too little refrigerant will make your system less efficient increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.

3. Clean and adjust blower components to provide proper system airflow for greater comfort levels. Airflow problems can reduce your system's efficiency by up to 15 percent.

A Fall Maintenance Check

In addition to our basic 9-Point inspection, each Fall Maintenance check includes the following:

1. Check all gas (or oil) connections, gas pressure, burner combustion and heat exchanger. Improperly operating gas (or oil) connections are a fire hazard and can contribute to health problems. A dirty burner or cracked heat exchanger causes improper burner operation. Either can cause the equipment to operate less safely and efficiently.

2. Remove soot from fireside of burner.

3. Clean and check operation of humidifier.

4. Inspect the heat exchanger for cracks.

5. Adjust air-to-fuel ratio of burner and perform combustion analysis.

Bottom Line

Savings: PMAs typically more than pay for themselves through higher efficiency, lower utility bills, and contractor discounts. PMA customers typically receive a discount on all parts and services performed during the entire year.

Peace of Mind: Preventive maintenance will mean fewer system failures and a longer life for your HVAC equipment.

Priority Service: Should a system failure occur during the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter, customers with PMAs generally receive priority service.

Continuity: You well see the same service technician on every visit so that he or she becomes more familiar with you and your equipment.