We recommend service on your units semi-annually. This is because you have critical parts that can put a strain on your system at different times of the year. For example, if you have a furnace, you won’t be using that during the summer so we recommend checking in the fall. The same goes for the compressor that we use during the air conditioning cycle; you won’t use that during the winter when we are looking for heat. Its always a good idea to check everything prior to using to ensure its in tip-top shape. We also recommend you change filters at least once in between each maintenance visit to help keep the units in exceptional shape. Most manufacturers recommend you have yearly maintenance done to prevent costly breakdowns and help maintain the life of your system.
We recommend changing your filters every few months. This all depends on a few factors of things such as how much you use your unit and the number of people or pets in your home. Some customers can get away with quarterly, but in our climate here in Arizona we recommend once every other month to keep the unit cooling as optimally as possible.
The average lifespan of most heating and cooling systems is between 15-20 years if kept in pristine condition and regular maintenance has been done. Typically speaking we can expect about 12-15 years in most homeowner cases.
On our Cooling tune up-
· Check for Airflow Issues
· Inspect and Clean Electrical Components
· Clean Outdoor Condenser
· Inspect Indoor Coil and Condensate Drain Lines
· Inspect, Clean, or Replace Air Filters.
· Inspection Blower Motor and bearings
· Measure Temperature Rise
· Test Capacitors for Proper Operation
· Test Voltage and Amperage
· Tighten and Test Wiring and Connections
Heating Tune Up-
· Adjust Blower Components
· Check and Test Safety Controls
· Monitor Furnace Cycle
· Adjust Gas Pressure
· Inspect Heat Exchanger and Burners
· Check Thermostat for Proper Operation
· Monitor Flue Draft for Safe Operation
· Adjust Heat Anticipator Settings
· Check and Adjust Pilot Operation
· Adjust Airflow for Proper Temperature
· Tighten All Loose Electrical Connections
· Test for Proper Voltage and Amperage