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Maintenance Agreements

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Every month when you get that monthly bill courtesy of Dominion Power, do you ever wish it could be substantially reduced?
About 55% of all homeowners according to a survey made by Honeywell Inc., have made the discovery that having their heating and/or cooling equipment professionally serviced at least once a year can make a substantial difference.
They're the smart ones because an annual heating and/or cooling system "clean/check/tune-up" is one of the best home maintenance investments you can make. And that's just what your heating/cooling system is, an investment…the most expensive appliance in your house.

1. But what about the 45% of homeowners who neglect annual maintenance? They pay the following penalties: Energy bills 10-15% higher than need be as the result of inefficient operation. It's like having a fireplace that burns money!
2. Accelerated equipment wear. Annual maintenance extends equipment life as much as 20-30%. That translates to an additional 3-5 years for air conditioners and heat pumps and up to 10-15 years for a furnace.
3. Most service contractors will tell you that about 75% of most heating/cooling repairs that run into hundreds of dollars could have been avoided with regular maintenance. At Climatemakers, we realize the substantial investment you have in your heating/cooling system and its importance to the health and well being of your family. To help you protect this investment, we have designed the most comprehensive Planned Service (PS) Agreements available.

At the heart of these agreements is a 32 point check-up/tune-up for Heating systems and a 40 point check up for cooling systems. Climatemakers is unique in that it is the only local company to advertise such a comprehensive service and posts for anyone to see the benefits that accrue from each point listed.

Here's proof positive, that we offer the area's most comprehensive preventative maintenance service available. See for yourself, in writing, not only the name of each of the points BUT the effect each point has on the performance of your system (and why you should not settle for less) We believe we are safe in saying, that no other local contractor can match that list!

Beware of any company that touts a 10 or 15 point "check-up" at a "low ball" price. Many times this is a just a ruse to gain entrance to your home with the intent of selling you expensive repairs or new equipment.

There is a PS agreement for (1) heating (2) cooling and (3) heat pump systems. Take a minute to see what we do from the details that follow. You'll see "bargain tune-ups" just don't compare!

PS Heating Agreement:

The complete description of a 32 point check-up/tune-up that follows is for a gas heating system and the benefits that accrue. (Similar benefits accrue for other fuels).

  • #
  • Work Performed
  • Benefits
  • 1.
  • Start unit
  • Essential to check operating efficiencies and comfort conditions.
  • 2.
  • Inspect flue and diverter
  • Ensures safe operation. Flue pipe corrosion or leaks are dangerous.
  • 3.
  • Clean interior of vestibule
  • Provides safety.
  • 4.
  • Clean pilot assembly
  • Saves money.
  • 5.
  • Adjust pilot
  • Saves unnecessary & costly service calls.
  • 6.
  • Check thermocouple
  • Provides safety and helps prevent costly emergency service calls.
  • 7.
  • Clean burners
  • Dirty burners prevent gas from being burned properly & efficiently.
  • 8.
  • Adjust burners
  • Increased efficiency & fuel savings.
  • 9.
  • Set gas manifold gas pressure
  • Provides safety, helps prevent costly repairs.
  • 10.
  • Set burner air adjustment
  • It is important to have a properly adjusted furnace for fuel economy and system effectiveness otherwise useful heat that you have paid for goes up the flue.
  • 11.
  • Check gas valve operation
  • Provides safety and prevents costly emergency service calls.
  • 12.
  • Test for gas leaks
  • Safety check.
  • 13.
  • Check thermostat
  • Defective or improperly calibrated thermostat affects comfort and operating costs.
  • 14.
  • Check heat anticipator
  • Promotes comfort in home; helps prevent costly service calls.
  • 15.
  • Check thermostat contacts
  • Saves money; increases comfort.
  • 16.
  • Check safety devices
  • Inoperative safety controls can cause dangerous problems.
  • 17.
  • Check fan control
  • When properly set, avoids wasting heat and improves comfort conditions.
  • 18.
  • Check limit control
  • Keeps unit in safe operating condition.
  • 19.
  • Inspect heat exchanger for leaks
  • Safety check for possibility of creating carbon monoxide
  • 20.
  • Inspect combustion chamber
  • Saves money on fuel bills and promote safety and helps eliminate expensive repair.
  • 21.
  • Check blower wheel
  • A clean blower lengthens motor life.
  • 22.
  • Check blower motor and lube
  • Extends life, saves money, and prevents failure.
  • 23.
  • Check for belt tension and align
  • Avoids costly service calls, saves money on utility costs.
  • 24.
  • Check and secure all panels
  • Newer systems have a blower door safety switch and will not operate if door is not properly in place.
  • 25.
  • Check air filter
  • Dirty air filters increase operating costs.
  • 26.
  • Check furnace wiring
  • Extends life of system, ensures safety.
  • 27.
  • Check noise and vibration levels
  • Increases comfort, can extend life of system.
  • 28.
  • Check for combustible materials around furnace
  • Keeps the unit in safe operating condition.
  • 29.
  • Check for combustion air
  • Blocked or restricted combustion air openings can be dangerous.
  • 30.
  • Make final operation test
  • To make certain that everything is working just the way it should.
  • 31.
  • Advise improvements if needed
  • It allows you to gauge effectiveness, efficiency and potential need for repair or replacement.
  • 32.
  • Check temperature difference of supply & return air temperatures
  • Temperature difference indicates production and capacity of unit. Also affects comfort level.

In addition to the 32 point check-up/tune-up, the PS agreement automatically enrolls you as a Preferred Customer. This valuable designation entitles you to a:

  • 15% discount for all service repairs
  • Priority Scheduling

The total cost for the PS Agreement for Heating is..........$115.00

Additional discounts for multiple units and multiple years!

TO ORDER A PS AGREEMENT FOR HEATING CALL (757) 600-0422 OR CLICK HERE.

PS Cooling Agreement:

The complete description of our 40 point check-up/tune-up for cooling systems and the benefits that accrue:
  • #
  • Work Performed
  • Benefits
  • 1.
  • Check thermostat
  • Improperly calibrated thermostat affects comfort and operating costs.
  • 2.
  • Start unit
  • Verify unit is operational before tune-up takes place.
  • 3.
  • Check return air filter
  • Restricted filter causes unit to waste energy and shorten compressor life.
  • 4.
  • Routine cleaning of evaporator coil**
  • Dirty evaporator coil decreases efficiency and can lead to compressor failure.
  • 5.
  • Clean condensate drain**
  • A plugged condensate drain can cause expensive water damage.
  • 6.
  • Check condensate pan and fittings for leaks
  • A cracked pan or loose fittings can cause expensive water damage.
  • 7.
  • Check blower wheel
  • Dirty blowers reduce air flow; increases operating costs and can lead to compressor failure.
  • 8.
  • Check blower motor stability
  • Dirty motors are less efficient and will fail sooner.
  • 9.
  • Check blower motor amp draw
  • Ensures optimum performance; protects equipment.
  • 10.
  • Lube motors & bearings
  • Improperly lubricated rotating equipment will eventually fail.
  • 11.
  • Check belt, pulleys and alignment
  • Avoids costly service calls, saves money on utility costs.
  • 12.
  • Check total electrical consumption
  • Ensures optimum performance; protects equipment.
  • 13.
  • Examine parts for visible wear
  • Avoids costly service calls.
  • 14.
  • Check and secure all panels
  • New systems have a blower door safety and will not operate if door is not properly in place.
  • 15.
  • Examine all electrical connections
  • Extends life of system; ensures safety.
  • 16.
  • Check unit disconnect switch
  • Worn, overheated disconnect blows fuses; potentially dangerous.
  • 17.
  • Check temperature difference across coil
  • Temperature difference indicates production and capacity of unit. Also affects comfort level.
  • 18.
  • Remove debris around outside unit
  • Promotes Efficiency. Prevents damage to equipment.
  • 19.
  • Routine cleaning of condenser coil
  • Dirty condenser coils raises refrigerant pressures increasing electrical costs.
  • 20.
  • Check condenser fan motor stability
  • Prevents costly service calls.
  • 21.
  • Check condenser fan motor amp draw
  • Ensures optimum performance; protects equipment.
  • 22.
  • Check condenser fan blades for vibration
  • Prevents damage to unit and costly service calls.
  • 23.
  • Check reversing valve
  • Improperly operating reversing valve wastes energy.
  • 24.
  • Check crankcase heater
  • Crankcase heaters that do not work lead to compressor failure.
  • 25.
  • Check relays & contactors
  • Worn contactors and loose connections can lead to motor and compressor failure.
  • 26.
  • Check capacitors
  • Bad capacitors lead to compressor and motor failure.
  • 27.
  • Check all safety devices
  • Keeps unit in safe operating condition.
  • 28.
  • Test time delay
  • Prevents unit from starting under load when power has been temporary interrupted.
  • 29.
  • Check defrost assembly
  • A defrost timer that does not work correctly causes loss of heat and can shorten life of compressor.
  • 30.
  • Check all controls
  • Extends the life, saves money, and prevents failure.
  • 31.
  • Test refrigeration metering device
  • Blockage or improper operations of metering device reduces cooling capacity, increases fuel costs, and shortens system life.
  • 32.
  • Measure operating pressures with gauges
  • Improper refrigerant charge can cause compressor shut down.
  • 33.
  • Check noise and vibration levels
  • Increases comfort & extends life of equipment.
  • 34.
  • Check compressor amp draw
  • Ensures optimum performance; protects equipment.
  • 35.
  • Make final operations test
  • To ensure optimum performance.
  • 36.
  • Wax outdoor unit**
  • For weather protection and extended life.
  • 37.
  • Record system operation
  • For Home owner's information and records.
  • 38.
  • Explanation of tune-up results
  • Explanation of work performed in tune-up and results.
  • 39.
  • Advise improvements as needed
  • To allow you to gauge effectiveness, efficiency and potential need for repair or replacement.
  • 40.
  • Conclude Transaction
  • Answer questions; collect for work performed, signature(s) on invoice, leave customer copy of tune-up, and make appointment for any additional work required.

** If feasible and where accessible

In addition to the 40 point check-up/tune-up, the PS agreement automatically enrolls you as a Preferred Customer. This valuable designation entitles you to a:

  • 15% discount for all service repairs
  • Priority Scheduling

The total cost for the PS Agreement for Cooling is............$115.00

Additional discounts for multiple units and multiple years!

TO ORDER A PS AGREEMENT FOR COOLING CALL (757) 600-0422 OR CLICK HERE.

PS Heat Pump Agreement:

Because heat pumps operate year 'round, the 40 point tune-up/check-up detailed in the air conditioning section is made TWO (2) times each year. Heat pumps will receive all of the air conditioning services 1-40 PLUS THE FOLLOWING:
  • #
  • Work Performed
  • Benefits
  • 41.
  • Check Auxiliary Heat Strips
  • Improperly operating they cause loss of heat or increase electric cost higher than necessary.
  • 42.
  • Check water temperatures***
  • 43.
  • Check water flow***

*** Water Source Only

In addition to the 40 point check-up/tune-up made TWO (2) times each year, the PS agreement automatically enrolls you as a Preferred Customer. This valuable designation entitles you to a:

  • 15% discount for all service repairs
  • Priority Scheduling

The total cost for the PS Agreement for Cooling is............$230.00

Additional discounts for multiple units and multiple years!

TO ORDER A PS AGREEMENT FOR HEAT PUMP CALL (757) 600-0422 OR CLICK HERE.

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