Home Maintenance Checklist
Preventative Maintenance Checklist

The old adage is true: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s why we encourage all Residential and Commercial Business owners to perform preventative maintenance. Below you’ll find our Preventative Maintenance Checklist, which is our proven method to help keep your system running efficiently and your home or business in constant comfort

 WHEN TO SCHEDULE MAINTENANCE:

  • If your system heats and cools your home or business:
    -Perform maintenance in the spring and fall.
  • Cooling-only:
    -Perform maintenance at least once a year, before the cooling season.
  • Heating-only:
    -Perform maintenance at least once a year, before the heating season.

 OUTDOOR UNITS

  • Inspect unit for proper refrigerant level and adjust if necessary.
  • Clean dirt, leaves and debris from inside cabinet.
  • Inspect base pan for restricted drain openings.-(remove obstructions as necessary)
  • Inspect coil and cabinet.-(clean as needed)
  • Inspect fan motor and fan blades for wear and damage-(on older models lubricate as needed)
  • Inspect control box, associated controls/accessories, wiring and connections. Controls may include contactors, relays, circuit boards, capacitors, sump heat and other accessories. All control box and electrical parts should be checked for wear or damage.
  • Inspect compressor and associated tubing for damage.
  • Inspect and clean blower assembly. (includes blower housing, blower wheel and motor)
  • On older models, lubricate motor and inspect and replace fan belt if needed.
  • Check combustion blower housing for lint and debris and clean as necessary.
  • Inspect evaporator coil, drain pan and condensate drain lines.-(Clean as needed)
  • Inspect for gas leaks in gas furnaces.
  • Inspect burner assembly.-(clean and adjust as needed)
  • Inspect ignition system and safety controls.-(clean and adjust as needed)
  • Inspect heat exchanger or heating elements
  • Inspect flue system.-(check for proper attachment to the furnace, any dislocated sections, and for signs of corrosion)
  • Inspect control box, associated controls, wiring and connections.
  • Inspect air filters. (Package B)
  • Replace or clean filters. (Package A)
  • Inspect conditioned airflow system ductwork.-(check for leaks)

WHILE YOUR SYSTEM IS RUNNING:

  • Monitor system starting characteristics and capabilities.
  • Listen for abnormal noise.
  • Search for source of unusual odors.
  • Monitor air conditioning and heat pump systems for correct refrigerant charge.
  • Measure outdoor dry bulb temperature.
  • Measure indoor dry and wet bulb temperature.
  • Measure high and low side system pressures.
  • Monitor gas furnace for correct line and manifold gas pressure.
  • Measure temperature rise and adjust airflow as needed.
  • Check ventilation system for proper operation.
  • Monitor system for correct line and load volts/amps.
  • Monitor system operation per manufacturer's specifications.
  • Provide system operation report and recommend any repairs or replacements if needed.
 
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