HVAC Preventative Maintenance & Savings for Lawton Residents
HVAC Preventative maintenance agreements, which are also known as PMAs, are an agreement between a party and an ACCA quality contractor that requires the contractor to inspect and maintain heating, ventilation, and AC (HVAC) systems. They are usually performed in the fall and spring to prevent utility overpayment by ensuring systems are performing at peak levels. They’ve been proven to eliminate system failure and extend the life of an HVAC system. They can be referred to as “planned maintenance agreements”, “starts and checks”, or “preventative service agreements”.
How HVAC PMAs Save Energy Consumption
An HVAC uses the most energy in the home. In circumstances such as commercial refrigeration, the HVAC uses a huge amount of energy. It’s actually been estimated that 1/3rd of the energy used in the United States is used by HVACs. This is a problem. The Consortium of Energy Efficiency (CEE) estimates 50% in energy savings if a HVAC is properly installed, sized, and maintained. A properly installed and maintained HVAC can actually save home owners an additional 50% in costs.
The Importance of HVAC Maintenance in Lawton
During a PMA visit, a technician will perform the following:
- Inspection of the system and safety controls
- Adjustment of the operating sequence
- Inspection of electrical components and connections
- Inspection of air filters and replace if necessary
- Inspection of pumps and lubrication when necessary
- Cleaning and lubricating of motors
- Examination of belts and adjustments/alignments if required
- Inspection, cleaning, and balancing of blowers
During a spring visit, the technician will clean the coil and condensate the pans, traps and lines to ensure obstructions don’t occur. He will also clean the outside coil and straighten the fins. Refrigerator levels will be checked and leaks will be found if the levels are low.
During a fall visit, the burner assembly will be cleaned. Soot will be removed from the burner, the humidifier will be cleaned and inspected, the heat exchanger will be checked for cracks, the air/fuel ratio of the burner will be adjusted, and combustion analysis will be performed. It should be noted that a number of the procedures performed during the spring will also be performed in the fall.