The first reason for maintaining your heating and cooling system is to make sure it's performing efficiently, which directly impacts your monthly utility bills. Second, most manufacturers require routine maintenance in order to validate the warranty. Routine maintenance will protect you from major system repairs and maintain your manufacturer's warranty. Finally, when it's properly maintained, you can add several years (3-5 years in some cases) to the life of your heating and air conditioning system. Not only will you increase the efficiency during its lifetime, but also add years of efficient use.
As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. Making smart decisions regarding your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a large effect on your utility bills. Just like your car, your heating and cooling system also needs maintenance. When you turn on your central heat and air units you want them to be able to deliver exactly the temperature you want and to deliver it all day long. If the system is not running properly it may be working too hard, resulting in inconsistent air temperatures and reduced comfort. One reason many avoid routine maintenance for their heating & cooling system is the fear that it will be very costly to do so. Due to this fear, many homeowners wait until their home air conditioner won't cool or their furnace won't ignite before they call their service company. At this point, not only do they typically have to pay more for repair or replacement, than they would have for regular maintenance, but may find themselves waiting around on the hottest day of the year when their service company is backed up with so many other calls. Having your heating/cooling system put on a yearly schedule saves time and money. Regular maintenance will pay for itself in lower repair costs and more efficient operation.
Integrated Climate conduct regular scheduled maintenance on HVAC and Refrigeration systems, provide emergency HVAC and Refrigeration repair services, provide inspection, functional testing, and maintenance of HVAC and Refrigeration systems.
Below are the check points technician perform during maintenance or seasonal start up (before summer and winter).
- Evaporator Coil Camera Inspection (where accessible)
- Clean or replace 1" standard filter as needed
- Check blower motor for proper amperage draw, voltage and wiring connections
- Check condenser motor for proper amperage draw, vlitage and wiring connections
- Check compressor for proper amperage draw, vlitage and wiring connections
- Lubricate all motors
- Check and level thermostat
- Inspect condensate drain (if accessible)
- Inspect condenser coil
- Confirm proper charge
- Inspect safety devices for proper operation
- Inspect disconnect for any loose connections
- Tighten all electrical wiring
- Test/inspect contactors for burned/pitted contacts
- Measure temperature difference: supply/return
- Check sub-coliing/superheat
- Inspect electrical compartment
- Test and inspect capacitors
- Inspect fan blade
- Check all time delays
- Inspect service valves
Your home's heating and cooling system makes up for as much as 60% of your energy bills each month - sometimes more. If you have a high electric bill, we can help.
The air conditioning system in your home is a complex configuration of elements which all work together to provide you comfort. Integrated Climate will consider various factors to determine if your home is operating at maximum efficiency.
Properly sized equipment - Is your current system properly sized for your home? We will perform a Manual J Load calculation to determine the right sized equipment for your home. This calculation takes into consideration your home's size, orientation to the sun, building materials, location of windows, attic insulation and other factors which limit the amount of heat or cold that can enter your home.
High efficiency units - Significant advances have been made in the last few years allowing air conditioning systems to operate at high levels of efficiency. Replacing older equipment with these new, high SEER models can have a big impact on your home's energy consumption.
Properly designed duct work - Over time, duct work can deteriorate and fall apart. Cracks and even gaping holes can form allowing conditioned air to be diverted to your attic instead of your home. New duct work can solve air flow problems and ensure that you're operating at maximum efficiency.
Adequate levels of insulation - Most homes in New Jersey have inadequate amounts of insulation in the attic. Adding insulation can dramatically reduce the amount of heat or cold that can enter your home, which in turn reduces the load on your heating and cooling system.
Resolving problem areas - If you are having problems in your home such as hot or cold spots, high humidity, excessive dust or high utility bills, we can help. Our advisors are highly trained for finding and resolving comfort issues. Resolving these problems will not only increase your family's comfort level, it will also save you money.
Addressing one or more of these areas can have a big impact on your electric bill. Integrated Climate will be glad to meet with you to determine the best options for your home.
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736 West End Ave
New Jersey 07010
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