Keeping your system maintained lowers utility bills, extends equipment life, improves capacity, and your system will need fewer repairs. Did you know that the efficiency of your equipment can drop up to 35% EVERY YEAR without proper maintenance?
Even New Units Need Maintenance!
Even If you have a brand new unit, maintenance is an important part of keeping your system running like new! Plus, you could be voiding any warranties you have by not completing maintenance. You need to have maintenance completed at least once a year to keep your manufacturers warranty intact. If any part of your system fails due to lack of maintenance, or you have not complied with the maintenance terms of your manufacturers warranty agreement, your systems manufacturer will not honor the warranty and you will be responsible for repairs and replacement. It is just not worth the risk!
We inspect every aspect of your system, here a just a few things we do: measure operating pressures, measure starting components, test safety controls, clean and adjust blower components, tighten electrical connections, measure volts/amps on motors, lubricate all moving parts, check evaporator coil, measure temperature difference, hose the outdoor coil, clean and pressure flush condensate drains and lines, and this is just the beginning, we do so much more!
Dirty filters kill your AC's efficiency, so install a new one every month during the cooling season for central and window units (or clean them if you've got the washable type). Look for the filter's minimum efficiency reporting value, or MERV, which ranges from 1 to 12 for home AC units; the higher the number, the better filtration it provides (and the more energy needed to pull air through it, so balance air-quality concerns with energy costs).
A clean air filter removes mold, pollen, and other contaminants from the air. This is crucial for those who suffer from allergies and or asthma. However, the type of air filter used in residential and commercial applications plays a large role in removing these particles from the air. The filters purchased at big box stores that come in packs of 10 for $10 obviously aren't going to do much good. The money you save in filter purchases is eventually spent in coil washes or compressor replacements (caused by dirty coils which are caused by dirty air filters).