MISSION - Keeping Systems Running Optimally

What’s the secret to having a reliable, efficient HVAC equipment all year round? It’s simple: regular, performance-based maintenance. But it’s important to understand that not all “tune-up” or “clean and check” services are created equal.

The Great HVAC Myth:  

All HVAC contractors are created equal and adhere to the same standards and practices.

The Reality:

97% of contractors leave maintenance and tune-up to their most inexperienced employees, and also use these cheaply priced services as a “gateway” to more expensive repairs.

At Corcoran, we offer a different caliber of maintenance, with our PerformanceMaxx™ system approach. Which applies to both Residential and Commercial maintenance programs and is repeated each season. The single step that makes this service unique...Your home or business heating and cooling system is not be delivering the comfort and efficiency you’re paying the utility company for. PerformanceMaxx™ reports provide a preliminary snapshot of your comfort system’s delivered performance. These reports can be completed for homes, businesses, and restaurants. It can be done as a stand alone analysis, but is performed FREE on most routine maintenance visits.

Homeowners and businesses that receive regular, performance-based maintenance enjoy:
  • A sizable reduction in monthly utility costs.
  • Enhanced equipment performance.
  • Increased comfort level.
  • Extended equipment life.
  • Catching and fixing small problems before they become excessive or expensive.
  • 15% discount on repairs and replacement costs.
  • Priority response times and preferential service.
  • Flexible visits based on your schedule.
  • Appointments are booked in two hour windows, don't wait around all day.
  • Ensuring that all equipment is operating at peak performance before the heart of each season.
  • Regular maintenance is a must to maintain all manufacturers extended labor warranties.
  • All manufacturers recommend routine maintenance be preformed.

We Maintain:

  • Furnaces
  • Air Conditioners
  • Boilers
  • Heat Pumps
  • Packaged Roof-Top Units
  • Mini-Split Systems
  • Make-Up Air Units
  • Exhaust Fans
  • VAVs
  • Automation
  • All Makes and Models

Maintenance Includes:

  • Chemically clean and thoroughly wash condenser coil(s).
  • Thoroughly clean or replace standard air filter(s).
  • Wash and level condensing unit for proper motor and bearing wear.
  • Lubricate motor and fan bearings, and other moving parts as necessary.
  • Inspection of evaporator coil.
  • Clean and inspect condensate drain lines and fittings.
  • Calibrate thermostat.
  • Inspect, tighten, and test all electrical connections, including the disconnect switch.
  • Inspect all cooling system electrical wires, connectors, and terminals.
  • Test system starting and running capacity.
  • Test all controls, switches, relays, transformers, contactors, motors, and fans.
  • Measure starting and running amperes, line voltage, and control voltage.
  • Test system-starting capabilities.
  • Test for proper airflow and air delivery.
  • Inspect and adjust all safety controls.
  • Monitor refrigerant (freon) pressures and temperatures.
  • Inspect and tighten all electrical connections and terminals.
  • Remove, clean, and adjust main gas burners.
  • Remove, clean, and adjust ignition/pilot assembly.
  • Thoroughly brush and vacuum clean the heat-exchanger(s) and combustion chambers.
  • Inspect heat-exchanger(s) & combustion chambers for cracks, rusting, or problem areas.
  • Vacuum out blower compartment; return airdrop, and surrounding area. (No duct cleaning)
  • Inspect the flue assembly and test flue gas drafting mechanism.
  • Test and inspect all furnace safety controls.
  • Test, record, and adjust gas pressure using calibrated combustion analyzers.
  • Replace or clean air filters. (1" standard are included, we can discuss any cleaning or other associated filter costs).
  • Lubricate all fan motors and all moving parts.
  • Measure and adjust blower for correct airflow.
  • Test and calibrate thermostat.
  • Measure and record heating system output.
  • Inspect and test thermocouple output as well as pilot safety switch.
  • Measure and record electrical voltage, amperage, and component resistance.
  • Inspect and test all system transformers, relays, contactors, and controls.
  • Measure performance.
  • Perform a complete and thorough electronic carbon monoxide check of the furnace. (For your safety we can test all gas appliances, for an additional charge).
  • Advise customer on other ways to reduce energy consumption, improve safety and enhance comfort.
  • Furnish a full written report.
  • Inspect and tighten all electrical connections and terminals.
  • Remove, clean, and adjust main gas burners.
  • Remove, clean, and adjust ignition/pilot assembly.
  • Thoroughly brush and vacuum clean the heat exchanger(s) and combustion chambers.
  • Inspect heat exchanger(s) & combustion chambers for cracks, rusting, or problem areas.
  • Inspect the flue assembly and test flue gas drafting mechanism.
  • Test and inspect all boiler safety controls.
  • Test, record, and adjust gas pressure using calibrated combustion analyzers.
  • Eliminate air from system (may require additional charges).
  • Lubricate all pump motors and all moving parts.
  • Measure and adjust pressure for correct circulation.
  • Test and calibrate thermostat.
  • Measure and record heating system output.
  • Inspect and test thermocouple output, as well as pilot safety switch.
  • Measure and record electrical voltage, amperage, and component resistance.
  • Inspect and test all system transformers, relays, contactors, and controls. Measure performance
  • Perform a complete and thorough electronic carbon monoxide check of the boiler. (For your safety, we can test all gas appliances for an additional charge.)
  • Advise customer on other ways to reduce energy consumption, improve safety and enhance comfort.
  • Complete full written report.

 

How Perfomance Maintenace Works?

Barrington Heating and Air ServicesThe single step that makes this service unique...

Your home or business heating and cooling system is not be delivering the comfort and efficiency you’re paying the utility company for. PerformanceMaxx™ reports provide a preliminary snapshot of your comfort system’s delivered performance. These reports can be completed for homes, businesses, and restaurants. It can be done as a stand alone analysis, but is performed FREE on most maintenance visits.

What is a comfort system analysis?

Since the days when we began heating and cooling our indoor environments, service agreements have only included checking the heating and cooling equipment. Our industry has the technology and the skills to include the duct system in your service agreement. New testing procedures measure the delivered operating efficiency of your system. Until recently, when a system didn’t work, our only option was to replace the equipment. This often did little to improve system performance. Now we include the duct system in testing system performance as part of our service and are able to diagnose and pinpoint system deficiencies.

What will these test tell us?

PerformanceMaxx™ reports offer a preliminary rating of your heating and cooling system’s level of performance. These reports have been created as an air conditioning and heating educational tool for customers of NCI contractors.

Part of our testing includes measuring air pressures in your system. From these tests we can determine the airflow through your system and verify the resistance through your air filters, coil, ductwork and registers. Using this and other data we can calculate the delivered BTUs from your system. High static filter pressure, for example, can have a drastic effect on the performance of your system. Other system components can also affect comfort and performance in a similar way.

Think of your duct work as an interstate highway. While all lanes are open the traffic (air) runs smoothly. But with blockage or incorrect flow the traffic (air) backs up and won’t heat/cool your rooms properly.

My system is brand new why do I need an analysis?

It’s easy to assume that if you have the most recent model of equipment in your home or at your business, you should have the most efficient system possible. But unlike a self-contained stove or refrigerator, your air conditioning and heating system depends on a series of ducts and registers winding through your space. PerformanceMaxx™ rate the live operating efficiency of the entire installed system. This has been previously unavailable.

Our company is well-equipped to provide you with the testing and knowledge to enable you to make the best decision possible.

Download a residential performance maintenance agreement form here: click here

FAQs

QUESTION: What is my commitment if I agree to have the PerformanceMaxx™ test done?

ANSWER: There is no obligation. These tests are done as part of our service program and so that we (and you) can understand your total comfort system better.

QUESTION: Does the test disrupt my equipment?

ANSWER: No. We actually perform the test while your system is running under normal operating conditions. We will drill a few harmless test holes in your duct system to take readings, but we’ll plug them when we are finished.

QUESTION: Can any contractor perform a PerformanceMaxx™ procedure?

ANSWER: No. Only NCI certified contractors are authorized by NCI to use the PerformanceMaxx™ test procedures.

QUESTION: What is the cost of the testing?

ANSWER: There’s no additional cost for the PerformanceMaxx™ testing during maintenance in homes. It’s part of our normal service. After the initial testing, we’ll present you with preliminary system efficiency information. If there are deficiencies, we can perform more in-depth testing and analysis for a complete picture of what needs to be done to maximize your system’s performance.

Investment

For maintenance agreement clients:

FREE and performed during maintenance

To test your homes performance without doing maintenance:

$ 159.00 per piece of equipment

To test your commercial systems without doing maintenance:

$ 259.00 per piece of equipment