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Fall Maintenance

We would love to see our service technician at YOUR home! Call today for your FALL PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE visit. Be proactive and take care of your furnace now so it will take care of you when you need it. When your heating and cooling system is running well, you and your loved ones stay more comfortable and you conserve energy, which translates to lower utility bills. And you likely won’t have to make what could be an expensive, emergency phone call one chilly winter morning to your HVAC contractor.
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Summer is coming!

We had a taste of summer this week and boy were we busy! Don’t wait for the next hot spell to realize your air conditioner needs help. Call today for an air conditioner preventative tune-up. Only $65!

Blog Special! and Maintenance Checklist

Do you like lists?  So do we!  We are winding up the summer season but we still have the potential to need those air conditioners and now is a GREAT time to look ahead and plan for the heating season.  We found this helpful Maintenance Checklist provided by the website to help you.     If you need preventative or service work for your air conditioner or heating system, think of us and  call 740-788-9475!  Mention this blog and get both an Air Conditioner and Furnace maintenance performed for just $99! Take advantage of our transition-season pricing today!

A typical maintenance check-up should include the following.

  • Check thermostat settings to ensure the cooling and heating system keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are away.
  • Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors. Faulty electrical connections can cause unsafe operation of your system and reduce the life of major components.
  • Lubricate all moving parts. Parts that lack lubrication cause friction in motors and increases the amount of electricity you use.
  • 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.
  • Check controls of the system to ensure proper and safe operation. Check the starting cycle of the equipment to assure the system starts, operates, and shuts off properly.

Cooling Specific

  • Clean evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils. Dirty coils reduce the system’s ability to cool your home and cause the system to run longer, increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Heating Specific

  • 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.

Actions To Do Yourself

  • Inspect, clean, or change air filters once a month in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump. Your contractor can show you how to do this. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, leading to early failure.

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