According to Energy Star, a division of the EPA, neglect is the number one cause of heating and air conditioning system failure. Most homeowners wouldn’t drive their car without performing regular oil changes and tune-ups as suggested by the manufacturer, but they go year after year without servicing their HVAC systems. Your heating and air conditioning system, like your car, requires routine maintenance to minimize wear and tear and maximize efficiency.
Don’t wait until your furnace won’t ignite before you call for service. At this point, you’ll typically pay more (because it’s an emergency call) and have to wait (because it’s usually around the coolest day of the year). Having your HVAC system put on our yearly maintenance schedule is promised to pay for itself in reduced or eliminated repair costs, less aggravation, and more efficient operation. As a matter of fact, we promise your HVAC system will operate more efficiently, or we will give your money back!
Increase Efficiency, Reduce Repair Costs
Your heating system's lifespan and efficiency are dependent primarily on how well and how often it is serviced. We understand this concept fully; that is why we have created our energy saving, life extending, repair cost reducing, Home Service Agreement. This program enables you to receive our Expert Maintenance Services regularly, increasing the efficiency of heating and air conditioning system and minimizing costly repairs. Our service agreement will pay for itself by lowering energy costs and reducing, or eliminating, repair expenses; we guarantee it! Seriously, we promise your HVAC system will operate more efficiently, or WE WILL GIVE YOU YOUR MONEY BACK!
Our Home Service Agreement Includes:
- Expert Air Conditioner Tune-up
- Expert Furnace Tune-up
- Expert Safety Inspection
- 15% Discount on Repairs, Parts, and Labor
- Priority Scheduling
- Reduced Service Call Fee
- Efficiency Promise*
How often do you get to enjoy all the benefits of a product and ask for your money back if you're not satisfied? We are convinced you will be thrilled by our amazing service. That is why we offer all our customers SIX-MONTHS to see how much better their heating and air conditioning system operates under our Home Service Agreement. If your system does not operate more efficiently, we will give you your money back!
Benefits of Performing Maintenance on Your Heater / Furnace
Your furnace' efficiency is measured in AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency); the higher the heaters AFUE rating, the less gas it uses to heat your home. Like all machines, as your furnace ages, it develops mechanical troubles and the efficiency of the unit will drop. According to the EPA, as much as 50% of the energy used in the average American household goes to heating and cooling the home. Making smart decisions on your HVAC equipment can increase the efficiency of your system and have a positive effect on your electrical bill. In fact, studies show that properly maintaining your heating and air conditioning systems can reduce energy bills by up to 35%!
Performing the recommended maintenance on your heater will also ensure that your system is performing at its best and providing optimum home comfort. Your furnace is a lot like your vehicle, in that regular maintenance will extend its life and allow it to operate efficiently and effectively. Tune-ups will also ensure your heating system is operating safely. Negating your heating system of required maintenance will ensure a constant decrease in performance and efficiency, and a continual increase in repair costs.
Studies show that with proper maintenance your furnace can preserve up to 95% of its original efficiency. This means that investing in an annual tune-up will pay dividends with savings on your monthly electric bill and reduced, or eliminated, repair costs.
Prevent Costly Repairs
By allowing Air Care to tune-up your heating system regularly weaknesses can be identified and repaired, failures prevented, and damages minimized. It is also important to maintain your equipment to ensure it is operating properly. Winters in areas like Chino Hills, Yorba Linda, Corona, and Rancho Santa Margarita can be chilly and place a large amount of stress on your heater. Typically, this is when underlying problems tend to rise to the surface (this also tends to be the coldest day of the year). If you don’t address the underlying issues early on you could find yourself cold, broke, and miserable.
One of the most compelling reasons to have your heater inspected yearly is for the safety of you and your family. A typical furnace tune-up includes tightening and inspection of all electrical connections, measuring the current and voltage, and checking for leaks in your system's heat exchanger, also known as a fire box. These issues can be dangerous, and in some cases even fatal. Faulty electrical connections can cause shorts and hazardous operation leading to house fires. Cracked heat exchangers and inadequate exhaust venting can lead to carbon monoxide leaks or open flames in your living space; this is a serious health hazard for obvious reasons.
How Often Should You Service Your Heater?
Most manufacturers recommend that your furnace be tuned-up and inspected annually. Everyone, of course, wants their heating and air conditioning system to last as long as possible. But just like a new car, your HVAC system will decline in performance and break down prematurely without regular maintenance. Studies show your heating and cooling system will last several years longer with proper maintenance. Maintenance is, without a doubt, the best investment you can make when it comes to your heater.
Heating System Warranty Coverage
Some manufacturers and most home warranty companies will void or deny warranty coverage if your heating and air conditioning system has not been maintained as recommended. Often, they require proof in the way of invoices and service records to show the heating and air conditioning equipment was properly serviced by a licensed professional. At Air Care we keep records of all the services performed on your heating and air conditioning system so you don’t have to!
Having your heating and air conditioning system routinely checked by us also increases efficiency and cuts back on breakdowns. Your HVAC system works the hardest in extreme heat and freezing temperatures; this is also when you need your heater and air conditioner the most. As Murphy’s Law would have it, this is most commonly when underlying issues tend to surface since your HVAC system is placed under a great deal of stress for long periods of time.
Our comprehensive 22- point tune-up and inspection will ensure that your heating and air conditioning system is operating efficiently and effectively when you need it most.
Heater / Furnace Tune-up
Our comprehensive 22-point Tune-up and Inspection ensures your heating system is operating appropriately and to its maximum efficiency.
Our 22-point, Heating System Tune-up includes:
- Clean Furnace –Thoroughly clean inside of the furnace.
- Carbon Monoxide Test – Perform carbon monoxide safety test in parts per million.
- Ducts- Check ducting for proper air flow.
- Gas (or Oil) Connections - Check all gas (or oil) connections,
- Gas Pressure - Check gas pressure,
- Burner Combustion - Check burner combustion
- Heat Exchanger - Check heat exchanger for cracks and hot spots.
- Safety Controls - Check controls of the heating system to ensure proper and safe operation.
- Start Up - Check the starting cycle of the furnace to assure the system starts, operates, and shuts off properly.
- Electrical Components - Test the voltage and amperage draw of electrical components.
- Air Flow - Test the air flow across the indoor coil.
- Lubrication - Lubricate all accessible moving parts.
- Thermostat - Clean and adjust the thermostat.
- Fan Motor - Test, clean, and oil the indoor blower motor.
- Air Filters – Check and replace the air filters (clean reusable filters).
- Fan Belts - Test the fan belts.
- Electrical - Check the electrical wiring and tighten connections if necessary.
- Fan Relay - Test the indoor fan relay.
- Drain Lines - Inspect the condensate drain lines for proper operation.
- Indoor Coil - Inspect the indoor coil.
- Capacitors - Test the capacitors.
- Heat Energy Exchange - Test the temperature difference between return and supply air.
Call today for Expert Heating System Maintenance in Chino Hills, Corona, Yorba Linda, Rancho Santa Margarita and the surrounding areas!