Professional Air Conditioning Unit Installation of Major Brands including Lennox, Goodman, Amana, Honeywell and Trane ranging from 14 SEER to 22 SEER.
Whether your a/c system is new or old, it still needs regular air conditioning service to keep it running at peak efficiency. Our 20-point annual maintenance check up is just what you need to help keep your system clean and efficient:
• Check thermostat operation (calibrate if applicable)
• Check contactor for pitting
• Check capacitors for proper MFD levels
• Check outdoor disconnect for corrosion – tighten connections as needed
• Check outdoor motor amps
• Check compressor amps
• Inspect the condenser coils. Flush with water if needed
• Check refrigerant pressures (super heat / sub cool)
• Add up to 1lb of refrigerant if needed
• Check temperature split across indoor coil
• Check indoor motor amps
• Spray indoor coil with self rinsing coil cleaner
• Vacuum flush drain line
• Wash or change customer provided filter
• Tighten and inspect all electrical connections
• Check float safety switch for proper operation
• Lubricate all moving parts per Manufacturer
• Inspect blower wheel for debris
• Inspect service valves for leaks
• Check system control safeties for proper operation
Often times the “fix” to the problem is quite simple. Here’s a few simple things you can do before giving us a call.
At Westbrook we believe so strongly in preventative maintenance that every new system we sell comes with a Comfort Assurance Club membership. Preventative maintenance on your system:
Sign up for a Comfort Assurance Club membership today and start enjoying the benefits above.
Like many things in life the answer is, “it depends” with several factors influencing this decision:
How much is my system costing me currently to operate?
Typically if a system is over (8) years old and you are facing repair charges of $400 or more you need to take a hard look at replacing your existing system. What happens often is that we continue to repair our existing system in hopes of making it like new but it just continues to become less and less efficient and the repairs bills continue to add up. Often times you can pay for a new system over a relatively short period of time with the energy savings alone. In fact, in January 2006 the EPA adopted new guidelines stating that all new residential home systems had to be a minimum 13-SEER efficiency rated.How much life is left in my existing system?
The temptation is to do the “quick fix” to get by and hope the existing system holds up for another year. Keep track of how old your system gets and when it gets past that (8) year old mark then consider replacing it when the next big repair bill comes. Chances are that it will continue to break down once it reaches a certain age.How comfortable am I currently in my home?
Ultimately the issue comes down to comfort and comfort takes on many shapes and sizes. It’s important to continually ask yourself if your current system is giving you the comfort you are looking for whether it be the actual temperature or things like the dust levels in your home. Are you being bothered more and more by your allergies? If so, it may be time to upgrade your system with an electronic air cleaner or media filter.
Homeowners who purchase high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment can benefit from legislation signed into law. Did you know that a qualifying $300 tax credit towards the purchase price of an air conditioning system bought and installed could be available if you qualify? A federal tax credit reduces your federal tax return at the end of the year. It is applied dollar for dollar!
These are examples of systems that could mean big savings for you:
Manufacturers and retailers should be able to tell homeowners whether a specific product qualifies for a tax credit. Qualifying efficiencies identified could include:
Contact us today for some great savings! Keeping your cool this year may be easier if you give your air-conditioning system a tune-up before the weather gets any warmer. All it takes is a few simple steps to make sure your air-conditioning system is ready to properly cool your home. To provide you with value and comfort, that is our mission at Westbrook.