Preventative Maintenance – Do you have your HVAC system regularly maintained and checked for any carbon monoxide leaks or detector deficiencies? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is slightly lighter than air

[and] is toxic to humans 1. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and according to achrnews.com CO poisoning is responsible for more than 700 deaths per year. To avoid the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and other inflictions, homeowners should not only have carbon monoxide detectors placed throughout their home but also have heating and cooling systems thoroughly checked and maintained. For preventative maintenance check ups we perform the following services:

  • Change thermostat batteries once per year.
  • Change carbon monoxide detector batteries once per year.
  • Provide carbon monoxide test on system.
  • Furnish and install standard size filter(s) during scheduled maintenance.
  • Check all belts and drives and make any necessary adjustments.
  • Check all motor and fan bearings; lubricate as needed.
  • Check and clean gas jets to insure proper ignition.
  • Clean flame sensor.
  • Check thermostat.
  • Check all equipment both electrically and mechanically.
  • Check gas valve, heating controls, fan limits, and sensors for proper operation.
  • Check and calibrate automatic controls and thermostats.
  • Check refrigerant operating pressures.
  • Check air-cooled condenser coil and clean once annually.
  • Check evaporator coil and clean when required.
  • Clean condensate drain.
  • Clean evaporator fan motor.
  • Clean evaporator fan blade and blower wheel.
  • Check condenser fan motor.
  • Check condenser fan blade and blower wheel.
  • Check refrigerant lines for any visual damage.
  • Check Armoflex.
  • Ensure there are caps in place on all service ports and tighten.
  • Provide list of preventative maintenance work to homeowner when completed.

This type of service should be performed twice a year to not only keep your system running at optimum efficiency but also in doing so you’ll ensure your families safety. If you would like to have your systems checked out just give us a call or to learn more just click: Maintenance Contracts . And remember, if you ever suspect any sort of hazardous gas leak from your system call your local fire department immediately.

 

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1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_monoxide