Providing Preventive Maintenance Plans For All Your HVAC Needs
In Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, VA & Surrounding Areas

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If you want worry-free HVAC, preventive maintenance is the way to go. As a Trane Comfort Specialist, we implement the proper maintenance techniques and procedures and get a thorough understanding of each unit we work on, inside and out. Climatemakers’ heating and AC maintenance services for Virginia Beach homeowners are the key to keeping comfort high and costs low.

Why You Need Seasonal HVAC Tune-Ups

If everyone got maintenance every year, HVAC breakdowns would be extremely minimal. But without annual tune-ups, your HVAC will be in an ongoing state of deterioration. The longer that continues, the more things will go wrong, and the more often you’ll be paying for HVAC repairs. Our NATE-certified technicians understand the importance of this and are dedicated to making sure our customers’ HVAC systems are healthy and efficient.

What You Can Expect During a Maintenance Appointment

As part of our comprehensive maintenance plan, one of our technicians will:

  • Check the blower wheel
  • Check the blower stability
  • Lube motors and bearings
  • Check the belt, pulleys, and alignment
  • Examine all electrical connections
  • Examine parts for visible wear

We have a full, 42-point checklist we complete during a maintenance appointment, and these are only a few of the steps we perform. We’ll also check your condenser fan and safety devices to make sure everything is running properly. All of these precautions ensure your family stays safe and your HVAC system runs smoothly, helping you avoid future repairs.

Cooling checklist: 

  1. Check thermostat
  2. Start unit
  3. Check return air filter
  4. Routine cleaning of evaporator coil**
  5. Check condensate pan and fittings for leaks
  6. Check condensate drain**
  7. Check blower motor amp draw
  8. Check blower wheel
  9. Check blower motor stability
  10. Lube motors & bearings
  11. Check belt, pulleys and alignment
  12. Examine all electrical connections
  13. Check total electrical consumption
  14. Check unit disconnect switch
  15. Examine parts for visible wear
  16. Check temperature difference across coil
  17. Remove debris around outside unit
  18. Routine cleaning of condenser coil
  19. Check condenser fan motor amp draw
  20. Check condenser fan motor stability
  21. Check condenser fan blades for vibration
  22. Check crankcase heater*
  23. Check reversing valve*
  24. Check relays & contactors
  25. Check capacitors
  26. Test time delay
  27. Check defrost assembly*
  28. Check all controls
  29. Check all safety devices
  30. Measure operating pressures with gauges
  31. Test refrigeration metering device
  32. Check compressor amp draw
  33. Check noise and vibration levels
  34. Check and secure all panels
  35. Wax outdoor unit**
  36. Check water temperatures***
  37. Check water flow***
  38. Record System operation
  39. Make final operations test
  40. Explanation of tune-up results
  41. Advise improvements as needed
  42. Conclude Transaction

*Heat Pump Only

**If feasible and where accessible

***Geothermal Heat Pump Only

Heating checklist:

  1. Check thermostat
  2. Start unit
  3. Check return air filter
  4. Routine cleaning of evaporator coil**
  5. Check condensate pan and fittings for leaks
  6. Check condensate drain**
  7. Check blower motor amp draw
  8. Check blower wheel
  9. Check blower motor stability
  10. Lube motors & bearings
  11. Check belt, pulleys and alignment
  12. Check auxiliary heat strips
  13. Examine all electrical connections
  14. Check total electrical consumption
  15. Check unit disconnect switch
  16. Examine parts for visible wear
  17. Check temperature difference across coil
  18. Remove debris around outside unit
  19. Routine cleaning of condenser coil
  20. Check condenser fan motor amp draw
  21. Check condenser fan motor stability
  22. Check condenser fan blades for vibration
  23. Check crankcase heater
  24. Check reversing valve
  25. Check relays & contactors
  26. Check capacitors
  27. Test time delay
  28. Check all controls
  29. Check all safety devices
  30. Measure operating pressures with gauges
  31. Test refrigeration metering device
  32. Check compressor amp draw
  33. Check noise and vibration levels
  34. Check and secure all panels
  35. Wax outdoor unit**
  36. Check water temperatures***
  37. Check water flow***
  38. Record system operations
  39. Make final operations test
  40. Explanation of tune-up results
  41. Advise on improvements if needed
  42. Check thermostat

**If feasible and where accessible

***Water Source Only

Consequences of Ignoring Maintenance Services

Here’s what happens to HVAC systems when they’re not regularly serviced:

  • Utility bills get out of hand.
  • The system accumulates a thick layer of filth.
  • Indoor air becomes stale, stuffy, musty and smelly.
  • Temperatures are inconsistent from one room to another; there are hot and cold spots or you get blasted with uncomfortable temperature changes.
  • You have high indoor humidity or excessive dust.
  • Your HVAC wears out prematurely.

Why Regular Filter Changes Should Never Be Forgotten

Never run your HVAC system without a filter or with a dirty filter – a dirty filter or no filter can severely damage your equipment. The most common reason for HVAC breakdowns is dirt that penetrates the system. Sludgy particles can harm high-tech components while jamming fan motors and valves. Filters capture these particles before they can destroy your HVAC.

Dirty filters can shorten equipment lifespan by half, and they also contribute to poor indoor air quality. Filter clogs can make an HVAC system short cycle and produce unpleasant blasts of hot and cold air. A dirty filter can also cause ice to build up on your AC coil.

For help with filter changes or to make an AC or heating maintenance appointment, call Climatemakers. Since 1953, we’ve been maintaining Virginia Beach heaters and AC systems so homeowners can save money and avoid technical issues. We are A+ accredited by the Better Business Bureau and we take pride in our work, day in and day out. To meet your HVAC dream team, give us a call or stop by our office.

Why Choose Us

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24/7 HVAC EMERGENCY SERVICE

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TRANE COMFORT SPECIALIST AND NATE-CERTIFIED SERVICE TECHNICIANS

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PRECISE SIZING ON ALL NEW INSTALLATIONS

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A+ ACCREDITATION BY THE BBB

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Generous discounts and budget-friendly financing on new heating and AC installations

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