Maintenance

Maintenance Recommendations:

Most people simply don’t give their heating and air conditioning systems a second thought until they fail to work properly. But your heating and air conditioning system needs regular maintenance. The short term effects of failing to maintain your system properly can be poor performance and increased operating costs. The long term effects can be poor performance, increased operating costs, and a significantly shortened life for your unit. It pays to maintain! To help your system stay in top condition, we recommend that you clean or change your filters every one to three months, depending on the air quality in your home. You should also have your system cleaned and inspected by a qualified service technician annually. (Some systems may require service more often than once a year, and some may require service only every other year. If you are unsure of whether your system needs serviced annually, please call us and we will be happy to tell you how often to have your particular system cleaned and serviced.)

 

Troubleshooting Guide:

We are always happy to help save our customers time and money! If you are experiencing problems, here are some helpful hints you can try before you call us:

Cooling

  • Check your thermostat. Is it set to the right position (cool or auto), and is it set for the right time of day (a.m. or p.m.)? Does it need new batteries?
  • Check your circuit breaker to make sure it’s not tripped to the “off” position.
  • Check your filter to make sure it is clean and allowing air to flow through it.
  • Check your Air Conditioning unit to make sure it isn’t covered with debris.

 

Heating

  • Check your thermostat. Is it set to the right position (heat or auto), and is it set for the right time of day (a.m. or p.m.)? Does it need new batteries?
  • Check your circuit breaker to make sure it’s not tripped to the “off” position.
  • Check to make sure your furnace switch is turned to the “on” position.
  • Check to make sure your gas shut-off switch is turned to the “on” position.
  • Check to make sure your furnace fuse is not blown.
  • Check your filter to make sure it is clean and allowing air to flow through it.

If you are still having problems with your heating or air conditioning after checking the items above, please call us and a qualified service technician will be happy to repair your unit for you.