A regularly scheduled tune-up and cleaning of your furnace or HVAC system is as important to your plumbing and heating as your annual physical is to your health. When you hire a plumbing company for scheduled HVAC maintenance services, they should do much more than simply change parts and clean your filter. What is surprising is the large amount people who decide to opt out of having a regularly scheduled tune up of their air conditioner. All are valid reasons, but they don’t make it right.
Some would argue that a air conditioning service technician who comes to work on your HVAC system should be an expert who has received over 300 hours in training for servicing all makes and models of air conditioning systems. Why do you need a licensed professional to tune-up your air conditioner or HVAC system? Because home heating is an integrated system of fuel, water and air. It requires knowledge in all aspects of plumbing and heating in order to be truly effective in furnace system maintenance and repair.
Pressure levels, well pump efficiency, and home filtration systems all play a key role in the functioning of your heating and cooling system for your home. The licensed professional that you hire should check carbon monoxide levels in your home to make sure dangerous fumes are not entering the house through a leaking gasket. To isolate one aspect of your home plumbing and heating system and just work on that is to miss the big picture.
The Romark A/C & Plumbing tune up consists of a comprehensive 21 point checklist to make sure your air conditioner is running at peak and efficient performance.
- Check thermostat
- Inspect filters
- Check disconnects and tighten connections
- Check blower wheel, belts, and bearings
- Check temperature rise
- Record outdoor temperature
- Record refrigerant pressures (suction and liquid)
- Check for refrigerant oil spots
- Check oil in sight glass (if available)
- Check for cycling control
- Check electrical heat
- Check oil and clean outdoor (if needed)
- Record AMP draws compressor, condenser blower,
- Record voltage
- Check reversing valve operation
- Check defrost control and run through defrost cycle
- Check all safety controls
- Clean and flush drain line
- Add up to .5 pounds of coolent
Romark A/C & Plumbing recommends this 21 point system tune up for your air conditioning unit every months. Once to prepare for the summer months and again to prepare for the winter months. Preventive maintenance is always cheaper than emergency repairs. For about the same cost, you can have a licensed technician and master plumber clean, tune-up, and inspect your heating and cooling system. Doesn’t it make sense to hire a licensed plumbing and heating specialist who can prevent any problems before they arise because they understand whole-house plumbing?
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