Professionals in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry agree that preventive maintenance is one of the most cost-effective ways to maintain your heating and air conditioning system. Major manufacturers often require seasonal tune-ups to keep warranties valid.
The Department of Energy states that tune-ups can reduce energy usage by up to 23 percent. Simply cleaning the air filter regularly can lower energy usage by between 5 and 15 percent. Finally, seasonal maintenance prolongs the life of equipment and reduces the likelihood of breakdowns. Since an HVAC unit is a major investment, prolonging its service life saves you money on replacement costs.
Benefits of an Annual Maintenance Plan
At Ecology Air Innovations, our maintenance services for residential and commercial customers of Sacramento, California, and nearby communities keep equipment running efficiently. We complete a full system analysis to look at energy efficiency, how components interact and to identify any operating problems or defective hardware.
Our annual maintenance plans include:
- Two tune-ups a year.
- Priority service.
- Up to 25 percent discount on repairs.
- 10 percent discount on new equipment.
- Comfort guarantee.
We take the worry out of maintenance. Our NATE-certified technicians show you what tasks you can do each month to keep your system running efficiently. We do the rest.
Elements of a Preventive Maintenance Checkup
A tune-up involves examining, cleaning and calibrating each element of the system. In the fall, the heating system should be checked before first use. In the spring, the air conditioner should be checked. At Ecology Air Innovations, we send trained technicians to perform the work. Our checkups start with taking photographs of equipment before we start, during the work and after.
We examine each component, including:
- Change or clean air filter.
- Lubricate all moving parts.
- Clean coils.
- Calibrate thermostat.
- Check electrical components.
- Check refrigerant levels.
- Clean drip pan and tubing.
- Inspect ignition and burners.
- Check gas pressure.
- Examine heat exchanger.
- Check grilles and joins in duct system for leaks.
- Adjust blowers.
- Ensure system cycles properly.
If we find problems, we discuss with you what we found and make recommendations that suit your budget and indoor comfort needs.
For more information about our annual maintenance plans, contact us at (916) 640-9464. We serve Sacramento and nearby communities, including Elk Grove and Roseville.