April Showers Don’t Always Just Bring May Flowers

Tom-MaintSpeaking of the things around your place that should get a look at with the arrival of spring, there is one more that can have a serious impact on both your wallet and your health. It’s your air conditioning system. Whether you like to keep the air conditioning on from now until fall or just use it on really hot days, there are serious consequences based on the equipment’s condition.

At Corcoran Heating and Air Conditioning we have learned, and hope to pass onto you, the importance of both the system’s actual performance and what its contribution to the overall health of the indoor environment will be. On our end, we can check that your home’s or office’s or restaurant’s system is not over or undersized and can breathe properly. If either of those isn’t correct it will lead to higher utility costs, more parts failures and greater mold growth. When a building is closed up to the outside elements and the air conditioner is simply cranked up to mimic a comfortable day, we are subjecting ourselves to a potentially very sick indoor environment.

Our entire company is continuing to get smarter and more advanced in our approaches to maximizing your comfort and health. At every opportunity we are training ourselves and staff to deliver the best solutions for each and every short or long term problem with air conditioning systems. To that end, we will be passing on even more ways for you to improve your systems overall performance.

A checkpoint list that we follow – follows! For those of you who have been loyal maintenance clients you can expect the same expert service and performance testing we have been implementing. For those of you who are on the fence about whether or not to have your equipment maintained and performance checked by us, this information may help. We have compiled a checklist of what the best HVAC contractors in the industry are capable of. It is offered so that you can compare what we offer as compared to other programs available to you.

Quality Maintenance and Performance Verification should include the following:

  • Chemically clean and thoroughly wash condenser coil(s).
  • Thoroughly clean or replace standard air filter(s).
  • Lubricate motor and fan bearings, and other moving parts as necessary.
    Inspect 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, transormers, contactors, motors, and fans.
    Measure starting and running amperes, line voltage, and control voltage.
  • Test for proper airflow and air delivery.
    Perform static pressure duct testing.
  • Inspect and adjust all safety controls.
    Monitor refrigerant pressures and temperatures.
  • Make recommendations for lowering operating costs and improving comfort and performance.
  • Wear protective shoe coverings and keep areas clean.
  • Carry highest level of licensing and insurance for all employees.

As usual we will continue to deliver these to our existing residential clients as well as the appropriate additional steps on the commercial side. As a bonus this spring we wanted to make the process even easier by offering a monthly payment option if that better suits your budget. Pay us for half the cost of the total agreement and we can break up the rest of the cost over the next year by automatic charges to your credit card. If that interests you, either Brenda or your technician can show you your exact monthly cost.
Spring is here and, as always, we will fill up fast. Make sure you get hold of Brenda when you are ready to get your spring maintenance taken care of.

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