Become A Part of Total Quality Air LLC's Maintenance Program Today!

Maintenance Customers...

Receive 2 HVAC system inspections per year

Priority Service

Do not pay overtime rates for after hours or weekend calls.

Receive 15% off any repairs

Have a 5-year parts warranty on motors, capacitors, relays, thermostats and contractors (as long as customers are enrolled in a maintenance program)

Top Benefits of HVAC preventive maintenance

HVAC Preventive Maintenance: What's it worth?

Preventive maintenance... is it worth it in the long run? A question that most home owners, landlords alike contemplate when looking to hire an HVAC contractor. The answer? Peace of mind, long-term savings, trouble-free operation. It is important to note that you can prevent problems and costly emergency service request by keeping your system well maintained. Let's take a deeper look at some of the potential benefits of preventive maintenance and quantify the importance of partnering with Total Quality Air LLC.

Increased Energy Efficiency. The use of high-performance HVAC equipment can result in considerable energy, emissions and cost savings of between 10$-40%-according to Whole Building Design Guide, a program of the National Institute of performance, while benefiting from lowered monthly utility bills and increased annual savings with energy efficient operations?

Extended Equipment Lifespan. Equipment that is clogged with dirt, dust and grime must work much harder and longer to create the same amount of heating or cooling, which leads to early burnout and failure, Don't spend more on preventable replacements and frequent component change-outs. Spend smarter on preventive maintenance to extend the shelf life of your existing heating, cooling and ventilation equipment.

Improved Air Quality. Indoor air quality can be affected by dirty coils and blower parts within your air conditioning unit. This raisers many health-related concerns, such as pollen, fungi and bacteria buildup, that you could be breathing in on an everyday basis. This sort of buildup can trigger asthma attacks; eye, nose, and throat irritation; and flu-like illnesses. Regular cleaning of these components significantly reduces contamination of your airstream and makes for a healthier household and happier living environment.

Decreased Costly Repairs. Scheduling regular maintenance can greatly reduce the potential for a costly service down the road by as much as 95%. Although it is impossible to avoid all HVAC repair situations, preventive care can save a lot of money on unanticipated hating and cooling emergencies. 

Remember, prevention is always better than the cure. The benefits of preventive maintenance are certainly telling, with all leading to big savings in time and money. By scheduling a pre-season maintenance visit, it allows enough time for any repairs to be completed prior to a serious weather change.

Why Maintain Your Equipment?

Dirt and neglect are the top causes of heating and cooling system inefficiency and failure. To ensure efficient system
operation, it’s important to perform routine maintenance.

Change your air filter regularly. A clean filter will prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system, which can lead to expensive maintenance and/or early system failure. Check your filter every month, especially during winter and summer months, when use tends to be heavier. Change your filter if it's dirty—or at least every three months.

Tune up your HVAC equipment. Proper maintenance by a qualified technician is one of the most important steps you can take to prevent future problems. Contractors get busy during summer and winter months, so it is best to check the cooling system in spring and the heating system in the fall. Plan the checkups around the beginning and end of daylight-saving time each spring and fall.

 

Check thermostat settings to ensure the heating and cooling system turns on and off at the programmed temperatures.

Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors. Faulty electrical connections can
cause your system to operate unsafely and reduce the life of major components.

Lubricate moving parts. Parts that lack lubrication cause friction in motors and increase the amount of electricity you
use. Lack of lubrication can also cause equipment to wear out more quickly, requiring more frequent repairs or
replacements.

Check and inspect the condensate drain in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump (when in cooling
mode). If plugged, the drain can cause water damage in the house, affect indoor humidity levels, and breed bacteria
and mold

Check system controls to ensure proper and safe operation. Check the starting cycle of the equipment to assure the
system starts, operates, and shuts off properly.

Inspect, clean, or change the air filter in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump. Your contractor can
show you how to do this yourself.

Depending on your system, your filter may be located in the duct system versus the heating and cooling equipment
itself.

Inspect the flue piping for rusting and any disconnections or evidence of back drafting.

Check all gas (or oil) connections, gas pressure, burner combustion, and heat exchanger. Improper burner operation
can be caused by a dirty burner or a cracked heat exchanger—either can cause the equipment to operate less safely
and efficiently. Leaking gas (or oil) connections are also a fire hazard and can contribute to health problems.

Clean indoor and outdoor coils before warm weather starts. A dirty coil reduces the system’s ability to cool your home
and causes the system to run longer, increasing your energy costs and shortening the life of your equipment.

Check your central air conditioner’s refrigerant charge and adjust it if necessary to make sure it meets manufacturer
specifications. Too much or too little refrigerant charge can damage the compressor, reducing the life of your
equipment and increasing costs.

Clean and adjust blower components to provide proper system airflow. Proper airflow over the indoor coil is necessary for efficient equipment operation and reliability.