Maintenance

A Bowles Heating & Cooling Maintenance Agreement

Keep You Comfortable Year Round

 

Regular Service Will Prolong the Life of Your System, Reduce Operating Costs, & Improve Comfort!

Servicing your heating and cooling system is just as important as servicing your car.  Regular maintenance will prevent costly breakdowns and will catch minor problems before they become major headaches.  It can prolong the life of your system and keep your manufacturer's warranty valid.

 

Restoring Lost Efficiency

The Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, LSU Agriculture Center, and Gulf State Utility Company sponsored a study to prove the premise that preventative maintenance of residential air conditioning systems is known to restore performance and capacity, improve comfort, and lower energy costs.

Summary of the Study:

         Restore capacity by 1/2 to 3/4 tons!

         Improve humidity control

         Reduce running time

         Lower energy costs

 

You Need to Know:

  • Even A 1/16" build-up of dirt on your coil can cut your efficiency in half.
  • A 10% refrigerant undercharge will reduce a 9.6 SEER to an 8 SEER. (Texas A&M study)
  • 15% return air leak in a 120 degree attic will about double operating costs.
  • Installing new high efficiency condenser on an old evaporator coil will decrease SEER by 30% or more.
  • 80% of compressor failures are the result of no maintenance.
  • Small problems left unattended are what cause major problems.

 

Good maintenance programs with residential air conditioning are profitable for the homeowner. Demonstrations showed average savings of $32.76 per month based on 8.4 cents per kWh. Run-time was reduced by an average of 1.70 hours per day.  Even though it was not included in the scope of these studies, preventative maintenance extends the life of air conditioning systems. 

 

Recommendation:

Data collected and observations made during this series of demonstrations imply strongly the need for preventative maintenance.

In conclusion, air conditioning maintenance benefits the consumer by lowering operating time and costs, improving comfort, and extending the life of the equipment.

 A BOWLES HEATING AND COOLING PRECISION TUNE-UP INCLUDES: 

      Heating
  1. Check for carbon monoxide
  2. Inspect heat exchanger
  3. Check inlet/outlet gas pressures
  4. Check and adjust fuel/air mixture
  5. Check for gas leaks at furnace
  6. Check ignition system
  7. Clean flame sensor's carbon build-up
  8. Check vent pipe
  9. Check combustion air
  10. Inspect and test all safety devices
  11. Check temperature rise
  12. Check and tighten electrical connections
  13. Inspect blower system and recommend cleaning if needed
  14. Check motors for voltage and amp draws
  15. Clean or replace 1" or 2" filters (1 per system)
  16. Check electric heat operation and amp draw
  17. Check heat pump charge and wash heat pump coil
  18. Give a written report of findings
   Cooling
  1. Inspect and clean outdoor coil
  2. Inspect indoor coil and recommend chemical cleaning if needed
  3. Check for any visual refrigerant leaks
  4. Check refrigerant charge
  5. Check coil temperature drops
  6. Inspect and test all safety devices
  7. Check for proper operating voltage and amp draws
  8. Check and tighten all electrical connections
  9. Check contactor
  10. Check start relay and capacitor
  11. Inspect blower assembly and recommend cleaning if needed
  12. Lubricate moving parts if needed
  13. Check blower speed
  14. Calibrate thermostat operation
  15. Clean and bleach drain line
  16. Clean or replace 1" or 2" filters (1 per system)
  17. Cycle system to ensure proper operation
  18. Give a written report of findings
 

A Final Note:

Maintenance Agreement from Bowles Heating and Cooling, Inc. assuresyour central air system will run smoothly and save on energy bills.
 
Dirty equipment quickly loses capacity and costs more to operate.  A system which is regularly cleaned and tuned will significantly reduce your monthly utility bill and help prevent costly breakdowns.

 

Bowles Heating and Cooling, Inc. Maintenance Agreement will provide you with a complete precision tune-up and professional cleaning for your system twice a year.  It also provides you with priority customer status.  This means that as a maintenance agreement customer, you will be given priority over non-maintenance agreement customers should you need any additional service.  As an added benefit, we also extend a 10% discount on any service call you may have. 
 
For more information or to schedule a maintenance appointment, please call our office today!