Abel Offers an Excellent Performance Maintenance Program!
Is your vehicle covered by a Performance Program? Then why not your HVAC system? Your heating and cooling system is your largest expense in home and commercial energy usage. Regular check-ups and a maintenance program help prolong the life of your HVAC equipment and prevent issues that might go undetected until it’s too late and far more costly.
Like your vehicle, the popular ABEL PERFORMANCE PROGRAM (APP), commercial or residential, helps you schedule regular service inspections that can prevent costly breakdowns.
What do the D.O.E and Energy Star Say Regarding Routine HVAC System Checkups?
From Energy Star: https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=heat_cool.pr_maintenance
Maintain your equipment to prevent future problems and unwanted costs. Keep your cooling and heating system at peak performance by having a contractor do annual pre-season check-ups. Contractors get busy once summer and winter come, so it’s best to check the cooling system in the spring and the heating system in the fall. To remember, you might plan the check-ups around the time changes in the spring and fall.”
From the U.S Dept of Energy (D.O.E.) http://energy.gov/energysaver/maintaining-your-air-conditioner
When your air conditioner needs more than regular maintenance, hire a professional service technician. A well-trained technician will find and fix problems in your air conditioning system.”
Both of these sources list what they suggest be included in a typical maintenance check-up. So let’s compare.
First, let’s look at Abel’s 17 Point Precision A/C Tune-Up Plan:
- Inspect and clean condenser coils as needed
- Inspect refrigerant charge
- Check proper voltage and amperage
- Inspect thermostat and make adjustments as necessary
- Inspect unit wiring and terminal screws for tightness
- Lubricate where needed
- Inspect for oil and refrigerant leaks
- Inspect refrigerant level
- Inspect service valves
- Inspect safety controls
- Clean condensate drain
- Inspect air temperature split across evaporator coil
- Inspect and clean condensate pumps
- Inspect and replace filters as needed (filter not included)
- Adjust humidifier dampers
- Inspect total performance and operating efficiency of cooling system
- Leave work area clean
Now let’s see if Energy Star names the same services. They say: “A typical maintenance check-up should include the following:
- Check thermostat settings to ensure the cooling and heating system keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are away.
- Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors. Faulty electrical connections can cause unsafe operation of your system and reduce the life of major components.
- Lubricate all moving parts. Parts that lack lubrication cause friction in motors and increases the amount of electricity you use.
- Check and inspect the condensate drain in your central air conditioner, furnace and/or heat pump (when in cooling mode). A plugged drain can cause water damage in the house and affect indoor humidity levels.
- Check controls of the system to ensure proper and safe operation. Check the starting cycle of the equipment to assure the system starts, operates, and shuts off properly.
- Clean evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils. Dirty coils reduce the system’s ability to cool your home and cause the system to run longer, increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
- Check your central air conditioner’s refrigerant level and adjust if necessary. Too much or too little refrigerant will make your system less efficient increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
- Clean and adjust blower components to provide proper system airflow for greater comfort levels. Airflow problems can reduce your system’s efficiency by up to 15 percent.”
The D.O.E. Says “The technician should:
- Check for correct amount of refrigerant
- Test for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector
- Capture any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system, instead of illegally releasing it to the atmosphere
- Check for and seal duct leakage in central systems
- Measure airflow through the evaporator coil
- Verify the correct electric control sequence and make sure that the heating system and cooling system cannot operate simultaneously
- Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten connections, and apply a non-conductive coating if necessary
- Oil motors and check belts for tightness and wear
- Check the accuracy of the thermostat.”
So it looks like according to these reliable sources, Abel is getting it right with the performance plan!
What Else Does the ABEL Performance Program Offer?
24 hour priority service
Seasonal inspections annually
10% Discount on parts
10% Discount on labor
Discount on replacement equipment
Our service techs are equipped with low-leak refrigeration tools that can avoid loss of refrigerant, plus a variety of methods not always used by other service people.
Professionally cleaned and maintained equipment will pay for itself in less breakdowns and higher efficiency, plus add years to the life span of your unit. Besides you’re A/C the plan will cover some or all of your other HVAC needs such as your furnace, humidifier, boiler, air exchange system, in-floor systems and zone systems.
Don’t allow a mid-summer breakdown of your business operations! Poorly maintained equipment can also mean higher costs in energy usage. Enjoy peace of mind by having us inspect your HVAC equipment on a scheduled basis from 2 to 4 times a year. You can get:
Thorough onsite evaluations
2 to 4 seasonal inspections annually
Courteous, expert technicians
Preferred pricing, and more!
Let us help your heating and cooling system run more efficiently and last longer, all for low seasonal payments!
To get either the Residential or Commercial ABEL Performance Program (APP), and for answers to your questions, please call 952-472-COOL (2665) or Contact Us
*Benefits apply ONLY to equipment on the ABEL Performance Program – Pricing varies on type of equipment