I kept meaning to do it!”
Is this what you say when the ‘Service Oil’ light flashes on your vehicle dashboard?
Here’s an even better one…
My tooth is killing me, why didn’t I make that dental appointment sooner?”
Preventive maintenance appointments? Check-ups? Scheduled Performance Plans? Any of these can save you from the results of procrastination.
Upkeep is so important these days when it comes to anything that can wear out over time. The vehicle needs oil, teeth need to be brushed and flossed, clothes need to be cleaned and mended, and our heating and cooling system is no different. It requires tune-ups, filter replacements, maintenance to avoid small problems that could lead to major breakdowns.
Help, it’s going to be sub-zero tonight, and our furnace has quit running. I’ve been meaning to get it checked, and now look what’s happened. Can you help us?”
We’ve gotten this phone call in the dead of winter, and it becomes a race against time to get the system repaired or replaced.
What You Can Expect From a Maintenance Plan
Increased Energy Efficiency. High performance HVAC equipment can result in high energy costs, unless properly maintained. You’ll see the difference in your monthly bills.
Longer Lifespan. Say your equipment is clogged with dirt, dust and grime. It’s working overtime, harder and longer and this will eventually lead to burnout and failure. Cleaning and replacing components can make a huge difference.
Improved air quality. Pollen, fungi, and bacteria can buildup causing asthma attacks, eye, nose and throat irritations, and other respiratory or flu symptoms. Cleaning of equipment will reduce these nasty agents.
Prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to taking care of your expensive heating and cooling equipment.
By scheduling a pre-season maintenance visit, it allows enough time for any repairs to be completed prior to a serious weather change like winter, which is right around the corner.
Still think you should rely on your memory to get check-ups?
Like your vehicle, the popular ABEL PERFORMANCE PROGRAM (APP) for commercial or residential clients, helps you schedule regular service inspections that can prevent costly breakdowns.
What do the D.O.E (U.S. Department of Energy) and Energy Star Say Regarding Routine HVAC System Checkups?
From the D.O.E.:When your heating and cooling system needs more than regular maintenance service, hire a professional. A well-trained technician will find and fix problems in your system.”
From Energy Star: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.”
A typical maintenance check-up should include the following.
- Check thermostat settings
- Tighten all electrical connections
- Lubricate all moving parts.
- Check and inspect the condensate drain
- Check controls of the system
- Clean evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils.
- Check your central air conditioner’s refrigerant level
- Clean and adjust blower components
- Check all gas (or oil) connections, gas pressure, burner combustion and heat exchanger.
What you can do – inspect, clean, or change air filters.
What are the top no-heat service calls we get?
- Clogged or dirty air filter
- A dirty flame sensor
- Furniture is backed up against a return vent
- High limit safety shut-downs
- Blower motor failure caused by stress due to lack of maintenance
- Over RPMing due to no load of air
- Water or condensate leaking on critical circuit boards
- Rodents (birds, raccoons, chipmunks, snakes, mice, insects) chewing, urinating or nest building in ducts and system.
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
What about your Commercial or Church HVAC Care?
Don’t allow a frigid winter 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.
Priority in Service
Avoid the costs of downtime, lower utility bills and increase the life expectancy of your HVAC equipment by adopting a regular performance program. Another plus is the relationship that develops between a homeowner or business owner and a contractor. He has been to your place before, is familiar with your equipment and you’ve developed trust in his work and his ability to advise you on your system’s needs. This top-notch service can save you time and money.
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