Why HVAC Preventative Maintenance is Right for You.
Would you drive your car and never change your oil? Not if you wanted it to last a long time.
Just like a car has serviceable parts – like spark plugs – that have to be replaced periodically, your HVAC equipment has serviceable parts too – such as capacitors, contactors, and hot surface igniters. These parts typically do not last as long as your equipment. Our technicians are trained to examine these parts carefully during the check-up and identify any parts that are starting to show significant signs of wear. During extreme temperatures, these parts are most likely to fail – causing an interruption in the operation of your equipment – leaving you uncomfortable. Preventative maintenance is designed to “prevent” that from happening.
CHANGING YOUR FILTER
One of the most important things that a homeowner can do to help lower utility bills, extend the life of your equipment, breathe better air and have fewer repairs is to change your filter regularly. The EPA advises that you look at your filter every 30 days and if it is dirty, change it. Filters cost a lot less than motors and equipment. What kind of filter should you use? Let Macie help you decide…
WHAT KIND OF FILTER SHOULD BE USED
HOW OFTEN SHOULD THE FILTER BE CHANGED?
Out of sight, out of mind. What does your evaporator coil look like?
Making sure your equipment is running properly and identifying potential problems before they break, is part of our job. Keeping you comfortable is what we love to do most.
Your air conditioning and heating system could account for about 50% of your utility bill and is often the largest energy user in your home. Dirt makes your equipment work harder. Heat pumps and air conditioners work by transferring heat. The transfer surfaces work best when they are clean and free of dirt, dust, or other obstructions.
Our preventative maintenance agreements consist of two visits a year – once to check your heating equipment and once to check your cooling equipment. Our technician will change your filter with a standard quality 1″ pleated filter during both visits. He will check between 25 to 35 different items. Checking the safety components is number one. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that can kill you. If you have a gas furnace, it definitely needs to be checked at the beginning of every heating season for carbon monoxide leaks.
Our preventative maintenance customers receive 15% discounts on repair parts and labor, and never pay extra over time rates on week-ends, holidays, or after-hours calls.