By Platinum Team October 1, 2018

All About Our HVAC Checkups

To help you maintain your heating and cooling system, we offer seasonal checkups twice a year. These checkups make sure that your system is up to par and functioning effectively.

Our scheduling periods are: Spring: March 1st – April 30th Fall: October 1st – November 30th Just reach out (online or 602.733.5000) to request your checkup during each of these time frames. We’ll get you scheduled for when we’re conducting checkups in your neighborhood.

What do these checkups include? If you think about the inspection you receive on your car when you take it in for regular service or an annual physical exam from your doctor, these checkups are much like that. We conduct a 20-point inspection that looks at the current state of your heating and cooling system.  This inspection includes the following:

  •       Check thermostat calibration
  •       Check air filters
  •       Check and adjust air flow
  •       Check and tighten all electrical connections
  •       Inspect evaporator coil, when accessible
  •       Check volt and amp draw on motors
  •       Check refrigeration charge
  •       Lubricate all moving parts
  •       Check start and run caps
  •       Visually inspect system for minor refrigeration leaks, where accessible
  •       Check time delay relay
  •       Check contactors
  •       Check main electrical whip
  •       Check compressor terminals
  •       Check disconnect box and fuses
  •       Check air conditioner power breaker
  •       Check and adjust blower components
  •       Check and adjust burners
  •       Inspect fan blade
  •       Test cycle air conditioner for proper operation

We look for maintenance concerns, flag any problems and make recommendations to help prevent future issues with your system. The most common issues we see include a need for more Freon or capacitors or maintenance like coil cleaning.

If the inspection catches an issue with my system, what happens? If we do see specific issues, we’re happy to help address them. Many times we can even tackle them during the same visit.  We’ll be sure to give you any specific costs up front, so you can decide whether you want us to perform the work.

How do I get on the schedule? Request your checkup online here or call 602.733.5000 during the appropriate periods (March 1st – April 30th and October 1st – November 30th). Have questions about these checkups or our warranties? Email us!