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Safety and Efficiency


THE BEST TUNE-UP IN TOWN!

Precision Furnace Tune-up Benefits:

 

Ø      Lower utility bills.

Ø      Extended equipment life.

Ø      Fewer repairs, breakdowns, and improved system reliability.

Ø      Peace of mind for you and your family.

Ø      Increased heating capacity.

Ø      Priority service scheduling.

 

Precision Air-Conditioning Tune-up Benefits:

 

Ø      Lower utility bills by reducing energy consumption and waste.

Ø      Extended equipment life.

Ø      Peace of mind for you and your family.

Ø      Fewer repairs, and improved system reliability.

Ø      Increased cooling capacity and efficiency.

 

Our Exclusive Precision Tune-Up Procedure Includes, As Needed:

 

1.       Inspect and tighten all electrical connections and terminals.

2.       Remove, clean, and adjust main gas burners.

3.       Remove, clean, and adjust ignition/pilot assembly.

4.       Thoroughly brush and vacuum clean the heat-exchanger(s) and combustion chambers.

5.       Inspect heat-exchanger(s) & combustion chambers for cracks, rusting, or problem areas.

6.       Vacuum out blower compartment; return airdrop, and surrounding area. (No duct cleaning)

7.       Clean all return air grills throughout the home.

8.       Inspect the flue assembly and test flue gas drafting mechanism.

9.       Test and inspect all furnace safety controls.

10.   Test, record, and adjust gas pressure.

11.   Replace or clean standard air filters.

12.   Remove and clean blower motor, drive mechanism and fan assembly.

13.   Lubricate all fan motors and all moving parts.

14.   Measure and adjust blower for correct airflow.

15.   Adjust all dampers and set proper blower speed(s).

16.   Clean, level, test, and calibrate thermostat.

17.   Measure and record heating system output.

18.   Inspect and test thermocouple output as well as pilot safety switch.

19.   Measure and record electrical voltage, amperage, and component resistance.

20.   Inspect and test all system transformers, relays, contactors, and controls. Measure performance

21.   Repair minor air leaks in plenum and return airdrop.

22.   Perform a complete and thorough, room-by-room, electronic carbon monoxide check of the entire house.

23.   Advise customer on other ways to reduce energy consumption, improve safety and enhance comfort.

 

 

1.       Chemically clean and thoroughly wash condenser coil(s).

2.       Thoroughly clean or replace standard air-filter(s).

3.       Wash and level condensing unit for proper motor and bearing wear.

4.       Lubricate motor and fan bearings as well as other moving parts as necessary.

5.       Clean and inspect evaporator coil and drain pan when readily accessible.

6.       Clean and inspect condensate drain lines and fittings.

7.       Clean, level, and calibrate thermostat.

8.       Adjust and thoroughly clean blower motor and fan assembly as needed.

9.       Inspect, tighten and test all electrical connections. This includes disconnect switch.

10.   Inspect all cooling system electrical wires, connectors, and terminals.

11.   Test system starting and running capacitors.

12.   Test all controls, switches, relays, transformers, contactors, motors, and fans.

13.   Measure starting and running amperes, line voltage, and control voltage.

14.   Test system-starting capabilities.

15.   Test system for proper airflow and air delivery.

16.   Inspect and adjust all safety controls.

17.   Monitor refrigerant (Freon) pressures and temperatures.

18.   Test and record super-heat and sub-cooling. Compare with factory specifications.

19.   Adjust Freon metering control device per factory/manufactures recommendations.

20.   Test and measure air-conditioning system for proper production and capacity.

21.   Monitor fan motors and compressor operating temperatures.

22.   Apply weather resistant protective coating to the outside unit. (Condenser)

23.   Complete and present full written report.


Tune-ups are Free


Years ago, the Louisiana Cooperative Extention Service at Louisiana State University teamed up with Gulf States Power to identify what benefits if any were provided by an air conditioning tune-up. A series of homes were heavily instrumented, data was collected over time, tune-ups were performed, and data was collected again.  The results of this landmark study were staggering.  The researchers found that tune-ups saved energy and restored lost capacity.  How much?

Average Monthly Savings From a Tune-Up $32.76

Average Cooling Capacity Restored 0.78 Tons

The researchers concluded that:

Air conditioning maintenance benefits the consumer by lowering his operating costs, increases his comfort control capacity, and is believed to extend equipment life.

But do homeowners need a tune-up every year?  To answer that question, researchers repeated the study a year later, using the same homes from the prior year.  They found that 78% of the savings were present.  In other words, one year of operation takes a toll on an air conditioner.  It may still function adequately, but not nearly as efficient as it should.

Average Monthly Savings From a Tune-Up After One Year Of Operation $25.60

Granted, these studies were performed years ago,  That does not lessen their validity.  They continue to be referenced because no one has funded additional research into the residential market.  If anything, the studies understate the savings potential from a tune-up.  Adjusting for inflation, the monthly savings from the study would be $60.59 today.  The savings from a tune-up after one year of operation would be $45.39.  In addition, today's air conditioners with greater efficiency levels, are more likely to need maintenance, due to changes in coil design (thinner fins, more surface area, thinner tubing, rifeled tubeing, etc. ) changes in refrigerants and so on.  For Homeowners, the bottom line is that given the low cost of a tune-up and the energy savings and the restored capacity ....

Tune-Ups Are Free


Dirty equipment costs YOU money!

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