HVAC maintenance plans are a great idea to help you get the most out of your equipment and avoid costly repairs. However, not all maintenance plans are equal. At the end of your yearly maintenance, all of your HVAC units should be inspected, cleaned, and repaired if necessary. Several parts of different units should be tested both for safety and performance. Homeowners may not know what exactly that means. Here’s our guide to what your HVAC maintenance plan should include, so you know if you’re getting all that is obtainable.
Typical Elements of an HVAC Plan
These are elements that should be in any basic HVAC plan:
- Check and adjust thermostat levels.
- Check up on all safety controls and wire connections.
- Visually inspect the heat exchanger.
- Check and clean several parts of the equipment, including the thermocouple and flame sensor.
- Check and replace all filters.
- Adjust dampers for the season (depending on whether you are cooling or heating).
- Clean and inspect the burners and burner compartment.
- Clean the blower and test run the capacitor for performance.
- Check the blower speed and temperature rise, adjusting as needed.
- Flush the condensate drains or traps and check for leaks.
- Inspect the venting system for leaks, debris, or other problems.
- Check that there is adequate service access.
- Lubricate all moving parts.
- Check and record the manifold pressure and clock input.
- Test the fuel line for leaks at the appliance.
- Check for the presence of gas with a pipe pressure test tag.
- Wipe down and clean the outside of the units and the surrounding area.
- Inspect and clean all parts of the air conditioner.
- Inspect and clean other HVAC units, depending on which you have.
At Cedarwood Climate Care, we go above and beyond with our maintenance plans. Here are a few extras we think will really benefit you in the long run:
- We offer maintenance plans that include the cost of repairs (with a few exceptions).
- We don’t charge for diagnostics or after-hours work. Plus, you get priority appointments over non-maintenance plan members, so we’ll always work with your schedule.
- We offer a 5% discount on replacement equipment.
- We check for the manufacturer’s installation and operation manuals; you wouldn’t want to lose those.
- We compare utility costs and life expectancy of your equipment with you, so you know when it’s the most cost-effective for you to replace the units.
- We cycle the furnace and monitor the ignition and flame for any issues.
- We review the results of our tests and give you any recommendations we have for your equipment.
Are you looking into HVAC maintenance plans? The Cedarwood Climate Care Maintenance plan is comprehensive and offers many beneficial extras you may not find elsewhere. Contact Cedarwood Climate Care to learn more.