What needs to be done for an air conditioner check-up?

This is what we do for cooling system check-ups.

Indoor Cooling System Maintenance Includes

  • Inspect thermostat, level if necessary
  • Oil blower motor
  • Inspect Indoor coil (when accessible)
  • Change duct dampers when applicable
  • Visually inspect furnace and blower for cleanliness
  • Check for dirty filter
  • Adjust belt
  • Inspect condensate drain, clean if necessary
  • Check for temperature difference

Outdoor Cooling System Maintenance Includes

  • Clean condenser coil, w/ chemical when necessary
  • Check volts and amps
  • Inspect contactor
  • Lubricate fan motor
  • Clean condensing unit, inside and out
  • Tightened electrical connections
  • Check refrigerant level
  • Apply protective coating to outside unit

Cooling System

My Word

Hello Friends,

Are you as ready as I am for a change of scenery?  I’m glad to be seeing the signs of spring… brighter landscapes, warmer days and more outdoor activities.  But spring also means one other important thing: summer’s coming.

As you know, it can get pretty hot and humid when it’s here.  We don’t want any of our friends (some companies call them “customers”) to flip the switch on the first warm day and find your air conditioning system has “forgotten” the basics of keeping you cool.

If you haven’t already called us for your pre-season tune-up to make sure your air conditioning system is ready for the heavy load, please do this as soon as possible.

Our job is to make sure our friends are comfortable.  Let us know how we can serve you.

Jim Petersen

My Word

Pre-Season Checkup for the Furnace

Give Your Home A Little TLC

Can a Quick Check Up Get You a Quick Check?

As cooler weather moves in, your home heating system begins to wake up from a nap that started last spring.  (Occasionally felt that same way myself!)

As you’d expect, once called into action, there are some old stiff joints that need lubricating, and some crusty parts that need to be cleaned.  After all, your home comfort system depends on delivering three main goals: comfort, safety, and efficiency.

All of those depend on making sure your system is cleaned and tuned before the season gets underway.  If done properly, your system doesn’t have to work as hard, which saves you money all winter by having a smaller energy bill.  It’s like the furnace writing you a check back for talking care of it!

This is short list of what we’ll check for you in a pre-season checkup:

Check out the condensate drain.  If this drain gets clogged, it could cause leaks and high humidity in your home.  This is one of our largest emergency service calls.

Inspect fuel connections.  They can become loose and cause hazardous fumes or start a fire.  A seasonal checkup ensures these connections are safe.

Apply lubricant to moving parts.  Over time, moving parts may produce friction or build up debris.  We’ll lubricate the moving pieces to ensure you save energy and stay comfortable.

There are many benefits to a seasonal fall checkup, each important in maintaining an efficient and comfortable home.  Before the cold and busy months set in, give us a call to help you prepare!