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Serving the Cooling and Heating needs of
San Antonio, Texas since 1985.

Preventative Maintenance

You know it's safe, you know it's working and when it's not, you know who to call!

Why Schedule Preventative Maintenance for Your HVAC System?

  • $$ Reduces energy bills
  • $$ Reduces repair bills
  • Prevents untimely breakdowns
  • Assures safe equipment operation
  • Defers replacement costs by prolonging equipment life
  • Establishes a relationship of trust and dependability with your service contractor

Why Do I Need Maintenance If My System Is Working?

Many problems are identified during routine maintenance that are quick and inexpensive to eliminate, and save hundreds of dollars in operating and repair costs. For instance, a faulty compressor capacitor will cause your unit to use up to 30% more electricity and cause compressor overheating. Unchecked, this results in higher utility bills and possible compressor damage. The cost of operating your unit in this condition for two months could exceed the cost of the repair!

Do I Need My System Checked Every Year?

In San Antonio, central air conditioner units run more than 2,000 hours per year to cool our homes. If you were to drive your automobile for 2,000 hours in one year at today's speed limit, you would have driven 140,000 miles. You wouldn't think of leaving on a journey like that without making sure everything was tiptop and gas mileage was at its best. It's pretty incredible that our air conditioners can give us up to 25 years of service under conditions like that, when properly maintained.

Maintenance Agreements

Maintenance agreements are designed to extend the service life of air conditioning and heating equipment, and keep them running safely and efficiently. A typical service agreement should provide for a minimum of 2 visits per year (Spring and Fall) by a qualified technician who uses a routine check list to track the performance of your system. Discounts on repairs and emergency service are often extended to maintenance agreement customers. Our preferred customer agreement offers both a generous discount, and an accounting of your system's past performance.

What We Check:

Cooling

  • Compressor motor windings meghoms
  • Compressor run capacitor value
  • Fan motor run capacitor value
  • Check contactor relay points for wear
  • Check & tighten all electrical connections
  • Lubricate condenser fan motor
  • Measure incoming voltage
  • Start unit & check start components
  • Compressor amperage draw
  • Connect gauges &check operating pressure
  • Refrigerant Type
  • System subcooling Temp
  • System superheat Temp
  • Air temperatures Supply/Return
  • Clear condensate drain line
  • Clean and adjust thermostat
  • Wash condenser coil
  • Check System Static Pressure

Heating/Gas Furnace

  • Inspect heat exchanger for holes or cracks
  • Clean furnace burners & compartment
  • Check venting system for sound fit, blockage,
    physical integrity, and proper cap
  • Test gas piping and controls for leaks
  • Check pilot safety device assembly
  • Inspect hot surface igniter for cracks
  • Check inducer fan assembly and lubricate
  • Check over temperature limit controls
  • Lubricate furnace blower motor
  • Fan motor run capacitor value
  • Check Flame Sensor
  • Check power cord assembly and receptacle
  • Start furnace and adjust burners
  • Check manifold gas pressures
  • Test for carbon monoxide leakage
  • Test fan operation
  • Measure furnace temp. rise
  • Combustion air pressure

Electric Heat Pump System

  • Check continuity on heat elements
  • Check & tighten all electrical connections
  • Check amps on all elements
  • Test reversing valve
  • Test defrost control

Want to learn more or schedule your maintenance today? Give us a call, our seasoned professionals are happy to help.