Lets face it; most of us dont think much about our heating and cooling system as long as its working properly.  However, the best way to keep it running properly - and efficiently - is to do more than think about it. In a climate that can at times be unforgiving, productivity and comfort depend on the performance of your furnace and air conditioner. However, to operate a system that provides continuous relief , you must be proficient at maintaining your unit’s wellbeing.

 
 

But Is It Necessary?

We are sometimes asked, "Is maintenance really necessary?" Yes.  Your heating and cooling system is a major investment for your home and your comfort. After years of experience, we strongly recommend having your air conditioning system inspected and preventative maintenance performed each season to keep your system running right all year round. Regular maintenance can pay big dividends in improved system performance and reduced energy costs. It can also help to extend the life of your system parts and equipment, as well as help to prevent costly and inconvenient breakdowns.

 

Air Conditioner Maintenance

Tuning up your air conditioner before the summer pays for itself in energy savings and reliable service. Your air conditioning system contains oil which is vital in keeping it running for as long as possible.  Our maintenance includes checking the oil/ refrigerant levels, 21+ point inspection, and a thorough cleaning using a specially formulated condensor coil soap.  

  • Chemically clean condenser coils

  • Wash and level condensing unit for proper motor and bearing wear

  • Check blower wheel for excessive dirt

  • Lubricate motors and moving parts as necessary

  • Inspect condensate drain lines and fittings

  • Level and calibrate thermostat

  • Adjust blower motor speed as needed

  • Clean, tighten and test all electrical connections

  • Monitor refrigerant (Freon) pressures

  • Confirm super-heat and sub-cooling match factory specifications to provide optimal cooling and efficiency.

  • Test system starting and running capacitors

  • Test all controls, relays, transformers, fans and contactors

  • Test system starting capabilities

  • Check wall penetration for proper seal

  • Check high voltage disconnect

  • Check unit ground & tighten

  • Apply protective coat to painted finish

  • Discuss recommended repairs or improvements

Heating Maintenance

Tuning up your furnace before the winter pays for itself in energy savings and reliable service. Our maintenance includes cleaning and adjusting the burners, a 21+ point inspection, and a thorough cleaning. 

  • Thoroughly brush and vacuum clean the burners, combustion chambers and heat exchanger

  • Adjust main gas burners for efficiency as needed

  • Clean and adjust ignition/ pilot 

  • Check heat exchanger for rust, cracks or holes

  • Check venting for rust or corrosion

  • Check gas valve for leaks or corrosion

  • Inspect and tighten all  electrical connections

  • Clean blower motor and drive mechanism

  • Adjust dampers and set proper blower speed

  • Inspect pressure switch & tube

  • Clean flame sensor

  • Measure AMP draw inducer motor/ blower motor

  • Inspect drain lines and fittings

  • Lubricate all fan motors and moving parts

  • Clean, level and test thermostat

  • Observe unit starting sequence

  • Discuss recommended repairs or improvements

What Can you do?

In addition to safeguarding your comfort, AC system maintenance minimizes the potential for costly repairs, increases your system’s energy efficiency, lowers its operating costs and extends your unit’s lifespan. The easiest way to make sure that your home maintenance is done correctly is to have it performed regularly by a qualified specialist. Through our maintenance, our team will work diligently to clean, inspect and replace your system’s parts for an AC unit that retains its “like-new” operation for years to come.  You can schedule your appointment for maintenance at any time by calling us at 847-395-0545 or schedule an appointment online. 

 

Maintenance Agreement

To help you remember your furnace and air conditioner maintenance, you should consider our Annual Maintenance Agreement. In addition to taking the guesswork out of annual maintenance, our Annual Maintenance Agreement provides both of your cleanings at a discounted price.  

If you are interested in signing up or renewing your Annual Maintenance Agreement, click here