Why Service?

Our heating and air conditioning systems cost as much as a small car and far more to operate. An annual service and inspection is comparable to your tune up and oil change. Natural gas has contaminants that leave deposits in the jets (orifices that meter gas flow) changing their size like cholesterol in a vein. This improper air to fuel ratio causes some of the gas not to ignite increasing the amount needed to reach desired temperature. This lean condition raises operating temperatures of the furnace until safety circuits pause operation before damage can be done to the unit. This is referred to as a "short cycle". If you have this condition, call a professional. Service includes running all cycles through a diagnostic meter, cleaning jets, combustion chamber and all air handling passages. You'll recover the cost of the service fee in about a year in gas savings and possibly alleviate costly repairs.

Dangers- this unit creates carbon monoxide at a great rate and distributes air throughout our homes so be careful and if you get lightheaded in certain rooms, don't "put it on the list" go purchase a carbon monoxide detector at Home Depot today.

If a system is new and working well and power consumption isn't crazy, then your probably fine. We have two jobs here, dissipate cool inside and heat outside. Both are accomplished with "coils" which are essentially just like automotive radiators with fans drawing air past their fins. The spaces between these fins are the size of a couple hairs at the narrowest point, so if they are full of cottonwood, pet hair or ivy it's not going to be able to do one of its jobs. Next on the list is refrigerant. Everybody just wants more but honestly most systems over five years old are in need of a half pound or so. This is typically due to "expansion" caused by high pressures and rapid temperature changes in a soft metal not due to leaks, thankfully, as these are some of the most caustic substances known to our environment. Service includes opening plenum, cleaning the "A" coil and condensing unit with six hundred p.s.i. of nitrogen and some super nasty chemicals, running diagnostics on electrical components and correcting refrigerant levels, if need be. You're going to recover these costs through energy savings far quicker than many of the other services.

Dangers- this unit pushes materials you have to be licensed with the E.P.A. to purchase and handle. These chemicals are going through the air handler for our homes and if you suspect a leak, be safe and call a professional.

Steel pipes are illegal because their method of oxidization (rust) is harmful to humans but 95% of water heater liners are, you guessed it, steel. That's why they burst in about ten years and towards the end you've got more floaties than water. Service includes isolating the tank, flushing out the sometimes feet of deposits, cleaning the combustion chamber, jets and replacing the anode rod, if necessary.

Dangers- almost none of these have forced induction, so carbon monoxide is a concern but my biggest concern is what we are drinking. Chinese manufactured toys have nothing on water heaters.

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This is a relatively simple device. It pours water on a filter element in the flow of circulated air when the control (humidistat) senses lower than desired humidity level. Service includes changing the filter and cleaning with a commercial anti-fungal chemical, then replacing the fill tube filled with the same.

Dangers- this unit intentionally exposes warm air to stagnant water then distributes that air through our homes. This one's kind of a touchy topic with all the media coverage. Everybody is suing old schools and hospitals for breathing some spore that's causing chronic fatigue or some something. I don't know if that's valid but I'm still being pretty careful about mold and spores.

These are a little more complex but can save you alot in energy costs and reduce allergens but they take a little more attention. Service includes running chemicals to flush out deposits that would eventually cause valves to stick. Then using another to protect the metals from future deposits and then a cleaning of the combustion chamber. This cleaning typically has the most impact and homeowners usually notice a substancial difference in how quickly rooms warm to temperature.

Dangers- there's twenty year old water, antifreeze and the flush chemicals I just mentioned in here. Keep the kids and pets away from this one.

Bad pilot positioning or worn thermocouples are the most common failures. Typical service is to clean and check the millivolt output if your home has a gas fireplace.

Dangers- know if you've got a damper. You'd figure this carbon monoxide source out pretty quick, typically as the house is going to fill up with some pretty nasty smoke. Next- know if your system has a flame sensor that'll shut off the gas if the flames blown out. If not keep an eye out or get one.

Dangers- this unit creates carbon monoxide at a great rate and distributes air throughout our homes so be careful and if you get lightheaded in certain rooms, don't "put it on the list" go purchase a carbon monoxide detector at Home Depot today.

If you have any questions about services you may need, call us at 720-628-2575 or Contact Us today!