Maintenance Checklist

Fall/Winter Maintenance
Our 25-Point Checklist Includes:
Heat Exchanger will be inspected for cracks and deterioration.

Heat exchangers can develop cracks with age. If they exist, there is a risk of serious illness or death from the toxic carbon monoxide fumes emitted.

Test Safety Warning Devices

Carbon Monoxide sensors fail with time. Regularly checking them for proper operation keeps your family truly safe.

Air filter and other indoor air quality products evaluated.

Regularly changing your filters can decrease your operating cost by 5%.

Burners cleaned.

Dirty burners can cause poor combustion. You pay for useful heat that “goes up the stack”.

Thermocouple cleaned and inspected.

A defective thermocouple will cause the furnace to shut down.

Fan Switch checked and adjusted as needed.

A fan switch that is not properly adjusted can waste energy or cause nuisance fan cycling.

Pilot assembly cleaned, checked, and adjusted as necessary.

Weak or dirty pilots can easily be extinguished causing the furnace to shut down.

Safety Controls checked.

Safety controls that do not operate can cause dangerous problems.

Gas line and valve will be leak checked from the furnace shut off valve to the burners.

Undetected gas leaks are dangerous.

Combustion Air openings checked.

Blocked or restricted combustion air openings can be dangerous.

Flue pipe and venting system inspected.

Flue Pipe corrosion or leaks are dangerous.

All Panels secured.

Loose panels can increase operating costs and cause a dangerous condition.

Thermostat checked and calibrated as required.

Defective or improperly calibrated thermostats affect comfort and operating costs.

Temperatures and Performance will be recorded.

An accurate record of vital data can indicate potential problems, which can be eliminated.

Defrost Timer checked.

A defrost timer that is not working properly can cause a loss of heat and can shorten the compressor’s life.

Reversing Valve checked.

A reversing valve that is not operating properly can waste energy and cause a loss of heat.

Auxiliary Heat Strips will be checked.

Heat strips that are not operating properly can cause a loss of heat or increase electric cost higher than necessary.

Clean and inspect thermocouple.

An essential part of the checks and balances that allow your system to run safely.

Inspect and clean flame sensor.

This safety switch is essential to keeping your family and home safe.

Verify proper inducer motor operation.

Gas furnaces produce exhaust much like a car, proper venting makes sure that harmful gases are not invited inside.

Verify proper ignition.

Never a bad idea to makes sure it’s running properly before you rely on it.

Flush condensate drain to protect against overflow.

Through heavy summer operation, cleaning, and sitting dormant all year, such grows. Make sure its flushed out to prevent unpleasant surprises.

Inspect blower assembly operation, lubricate and adjust as necessary.

Being the feet of your system, proper operation is essential if you want to go anywhere.

Evaluate condition of air filters and other indoor air quality accessories.

Making sure your Indoor Air Quality upgrades are working to ensure a healthier home.

Evaluate the overall efficiency of the system and inform customer of equipment condition.

Your system is an investment in your comfort and energy costs. Knowing its status can save you thousands.

Not All A/C Maintenance Agreements are Equal

When deciding on a maintenance agreement there are a couple of things you need to consider:

1. Is this company some one I want to do business with exclusively?
2. Are their business practices preparing them for the future? If they cannot stay in business long enough to fulfill their end of the agreement than it is not in your best interest to sign a contract with them.
3. Different Maintenance Agreements offer different included services and can drastically alter the value of the agreement. Make sure to note the types and regularity of the included cleaning. Be careful some agreements do not include cleaning and will not satisfy warranty requirements.
4. Make sure the agreement fits your needs. Does it fit the hours you work? Is it easy to schedule your appointments? Does it include all the maintenance your system needs?

If you are looking for a Greater Cleveland HVAC Maintenance Agreement company please call us today at 440.237.3663 or complete our online service request form.

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