Air Conditioning Tune-Up
Everyone knows you can pay an auto mechanic a little now for routine service or pay them a lot later for major repairs. The same idea holds true for your air conditioner especially in the South Florida heat.
Efficiency Loss 5% a Year
Without regular maintenance an air conditioner looses about 5% of its original efficiency for each year of operation. That means that the 12 SEER unit that you bought just a few years ago may be functioning like a 9 SEER unit today! The good news is that you can recover most of that lost efficiency through regular maintenance. Studies show with regular tune-ups a unit will maintain up to 95% of its original efficiency. This means that the cost of an annual tune-up is recovered very quickly in your monthly electric bill savings and reduced repair costs.
Preventative maintenance maximizes your equipment’s performance and efficiency, saving you money on energy. Dirty blower wheels and dirty coils all have a direct impact on your air conditioners air flow and drastically affect efficiency. This creates restrictive airflow and motors are forced to work harder resulting in loss of energy efficiency and a shorter lifespan of equipment. Having your A/C system serviced regularly will help you maximize your air conditioning system’s life expectancy and save you from unexpected breakdowns that can lead to costly repairs.
ECM Offers a 21-Point A/C Tune-Up
Learn more about ECM’s 21-Point Comprehensive A/C Tune-Up and see how we can help you keep your A/C system problem-free, year round.
21 Point Tune-Up
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- Check & Calibrate Thermostat
- Measure Freon Pressures/levels
- Clean Filter
- Check Relays
- Inspect Contactor Points
- Check Electrical Connection
and Repair if needed
- Check Heating Functions
- Vacuum and Flush Drain Line
- Rinse Drain Pan
- Install Algae Tablets
- Inspect Evaporator Coil
- Brush Evaporator Coil (if accessible)
- Inspect Condenser Coil
- Rinse Condenser Coil
- Measure Power Consumption
- Test Safety Float Switch (if applicable)
- Ducts Sprayed with Deodorizer
- Check Compressor AMP draw
- Inspect Air Duct Condition
- Check Air Temperature Differential
- Install Clean-Out “T” – Flush with Bleach
- Reduced energy bills
- Increased in-home comfort
- Improved air quality
- Reduced breakdowns
- Increased efficiency
- Improved air flow
- Reduced repair costs
Air Conditioning Maintenance Agreements
ECM offers three different A/C only service contracts that cover unlimited service, labor, parts, and maintenance. You can choose one that meet your needs.
Why Do I Need an Air Conditioner Maintenance Agreement?
Did you know that if you do not have regular maintenance performed on your heating and cooling systems it can void your warranty? Our maintenance program will help you avoid this and keep your system warranty intact.
A well maintained heating and cooling system will perform more efficiently than one that is not. Keep your energy bills low with our maintenance program.
With our maintenance program any repairs your system may need will receive discounted pricing.
Peace of Mind
With routine maintenance, you can rest assure that your heating and cooling system is in good working order.
For more information about ECM’s other maintenance programs, contact us. ECM offers plans for A/C Maintenance, Service & Repair and Home Service Warranty Contracts to keep your home appliances and systems working year round.
Tips for Maintaining Your A/C System Change Air Filters Routinely
The most basic type of maintenance for your A/C system is changing your air filters. Most air filters should be changed every month. Some filters are designed to last up to 90 days, but in high heat or in buildings with high occupant traffic, filters should be changed more often.Drain Line Cleaning
Flushing your drain lines on a regular basis will prevent a drain line blockage and possible water damage to your home or business.Air Quality
With regular preventative maintenance and regular filter changes you can improve the air quality in your building/business. Unchanged filters can become a bed for fungal growth allowing particles to be distributed within your environment.A/C Service & Maintenance Contracts
ECM offers full parts and labor A/C Service Contracts that will protect you from unexpected and costly repair bills. The Service Contract covers service calls and unlimited labor and parts to repair your A/C. It also includes an annual 21 pt. tune-up.