At Green Leaf A/C and Heating, we offer affordable and professional tune-ups and services for both heating and cooling systems. Homeowners need to realize the importance of making sure that their HVAC systems are properly maintained. When they aren't, they could be using up a lot of energy just to keep the home comfortable or end up needing expensive repairs or even a costly replacement. During a tune-up appointment, our team thoroughly inspects the system to be sure that all parts and components are working as efficiently as possible. If there is a problem, we can detect it and get it taken care of early on before it gets worse. Our maintenance plans are available for residential as well as commercial customers.
During AC tune-ups, the following will occur:
- Inspect coolant levels and pressure—to ensure your system runs at peak efficiency
- Calibrate thermostat(s) and check proper cycle and temperature—to improve comfort and control
- Inspect and tighten wiring, contacts, capacitors and relays—to avoid expensive repairs
- Ensure the evaporator coil is clean
- Ensure the condensate drain is clear
- Inspect and clean the condenser
- Inspect the outdoor disconnect
- Inspect the condenser fan motor and blades; lubricate if needed
- Check compressor amps at start up
- Blow out drain lines
- Clean Condenser coils if accessible
- Plus more safety and efficiency checks
During heater tune-ups, the following will occur:
- Make sure that the pilot light is lit (gas furnaces)
- Check levels of carbon monoxide in the home
- Check the burners and internal components for problems
- Test the system to be sure that it isn't making any loud noises or coming on or going off randomly
- Make sure that the thermostat is working properly
We will also check your filters:
- Disposable fiberglass filters are the least expensive—and also the least effective—designed to block only large dust particles. However, smaller particles such as pollen and mold can pass right through.
- Washable "electrostatic" filters have a static charge that attracts dust, dirt and other matter. These filters are slightly more effective than disposable but still do not block the smaller particles.
- Pleated "allergy" filters use a much denser mesh material to trap and eliminate large allergens like pollen and mold—most are 35 to 50% efficient.
- Electronic air cleaners create an ionized electrical field that "magnetizes" pollutant particles, eliminating virtually all pollen and mold spores, up to 94% of smaller particles and up to 80% of airborne viruses.
- HEPA furnace filters are the "gold standard." These filters are used in commercial applications like hospitals and electronics manufacturing where clean air is vital.