Frequently asked questions
Why do I need my Ac Checked?
Having Your Air Conditioning system checked out is the same as having your vehicles oil changed, air filter changed new tires etc. We take measurements using a wide range of tools. Combined with a high level of knowledge, evaluating 21 points of your system. By performing the recommended services. You will. Make your system last longer! Lower your power bill.
We do not know how many times We have shown up for a no AC call, where all the client wants is one more month out of their system. But the AC system has not been maintained properly. Causing it to run for longer periods of time, and way hotter than it should have. Which has lead to major components failures! The $200 to $800 of yearly maintenance could have been saved in reduced power bills alone. But now I am quoting $500 to $4000 worth of repairs.
Lets be real! Your home HVAC system or (comfort system) is just about the most expensive and complex piece of equipment in your home. With replacement cost of $6,000 to $19,000. On the high side that is more than I paid for my last new car. More than I paid for my work truck. Though less than I own in tools.
For most of us that would mean a second mortgage on their home. This is a value added service. You increase the lifespan of your equipment. Lower your power bills. Help save the planet.
How long should my Ac and Furnace last?
They say 10 to 15 years is the life span of the average system. If your system is older than 15 years. It is most likely living on borrowed time. Have us come out today for an AC check-up. We can evaluate your system, and if needed write you up an estimate for a new system the same day!
What does upfront pricing mean?
Another great question! While we come out and do your inspection. We write up a detailed estimate and go over all the options with you. Allowing you a real Apple to Apple's snapshot so to say. We discuss the expected longevity of the repair work and write down how long the warranty is for the parts we replace. That simple. That's the price!
Why not wait till it Breaks?!
LOL. Why not?
If you have the kind of luck that must of us do. Your system will break down at 6pm on a friday night that is also a holiday weekend. The parts stores charge extra fees to open up. We charge extra fees to come out. As everyone does! Not to mention, we have probably cracked open a cold one.
The simple tune repair bill on average is $200 to $800. These parts we replace prevent more exspensive parts from premature failure. Allowing you to get a longer life span out of your equipment. Though a ounce of R22 is an arm and leg right now. A ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
By the time Tuesday rolls around. Your entire family is misserable. Then you find out no one has time to get to you till Wednesday.
What all does a A/C check include?
During Our 21 point AC inspection, we check and or inspect the following as applicable.
1. The age and operation of the thermostat.
2. Operation of emergency electrical disconnects.
3. Condensate drain.
5. Indoor air filter.
6. Perform diagnostic inspection of indoor blower motor capacitor.
7. Inspection of the indoor blower motor and electrical connections.
8. Take precision measurements and record readings of indoor blower motor amp draw.
9. Verify condensate pump and discharge tubing are functioning properly.
10. Visually verify that the indoor blower wheel and motor are free of debris or dirt.
11. Verify evaporator coil condition and inspect for blockage.
12. Verify that outdoor unit fins are clean and capable of moving the proper amount of airflow.
13. Look for signs of leaks of freon.
14. Use measurement devices to access compressor start windings motor state.
15. Use measurement devices to assess compressor-run motor winding state.
16.. Use measurement devices to assess outdoor fan motor. Record measurements.
17. Measure and record out of specifications of the dual run capacitor.
18. Take a voltage drop or loss measurement across the contactor to verify its condition.
19. Verify that the hard start kit is functioning properly or if the installation of one will prolong the lifespan of the compressor.
20. Visually inspect indoor and outdoor boards. Signs of heat can help diagnose system issues that shorten the lifespan of the equipment.
21. Verify calibration of refrigerant levels. Using techniques that ensure minimal loss.