Maintenance is Critical for Your HVAC System

Today, HVAC systems are essential in home and commercial buildings. Here in West Volusia, these systems are probably the largest consumers of energy in your home. More then 1/3 of the energy consumption in West Volusia is used to either heat or cool buildings through these HVAC systems.

Studies by the Consortium of Energy Efficiency (CEE) show that as much as 50% of this energy is being wasted! That is a massive amount of energy being wasted every day.

There are simple steps that can be taken to minimize this waste. Potential problems with HVAC Systems are:

  • Improper installation,
  • Improper sizing (More than likely too big)
  • Insufficient Maintenance

When originally installing a central air conditioning system as well as heat pumps, most people choose to install them in the basement, in the attic, in a hidden closet, or any other obscure place. Obviously, homeowners do not want a large HVAC system taking up space in the kitchen or living room. It is much more convenient to hide it away in a corner somewhere. This often leads to neglect in the upkeep of these systems. Eventually, they will fail, leading to decreased efficiency, maintenance overpayment, discomfort, and eventually a premature replacement. Just because you don’t want it to be in plain view does not mean you can ignore it.

Creating a simple Planned Maintenance Agreement (PMA) from Jacob Heating and Air Conditioning can save homeowners from wasting so much energy.

Among other things, these agreements include a Planned Maintenance Visit twice a year, once before the summer and once before the winter. Our NATE Certified service technicians complete a thorough inspection to include all of the points below:

Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps Oil or Gas Units
(as applicable)
  • Air Filter Service
  • Refrigerant Pressure Check
  • Inspect condensate Pan & Drain
  • Test Condensate Pump
  • Inspect & Adjust Controls
  • Test defrost cycle
  • Check Heat Strips
  • Check Amp draw & Voltage
  • Check electrical connections
  • Check for leaks
  • Check for vibration related issues
  • Check all belts
  • Lubricate all bearings
  • Inspect coils and clean as required
  • Test Thermostat
  • Monitor General Operation
  • Measure Temperature Difference
  • Check Fan Blades
  • Check Start & Run Capacitors
  • Replace burner nozzle
  • Replace fuel filter
  • Check for damaged electrodes
  • Check oil pump drive coupling
  • Test primary safety control
  • Check for proper flue venting
  • Check and clean burners
  • Check Gas thermocouple
  • Adjust burner for efficiency

Scheduling a couple Planned Maintenance Visits every year is worth it for multiple reasons:

Saves You Money

The money you are losing because of decreased efficiency is usually more than a regular PMA. Plus you receive discounts on repairs.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

With these simple appointments, you get the peace of mind knowing there will be less system failures, more protection for your environment because of a longer lifespan for your current system.

Priority Service

In the instance of a system failure, Jacob Planned Maintenance Customers are taken care of first. Jacob Heating and Air Conditioning considers you a priority.

Let us help you get the most out of your current system. We service every type and brand of heating and air conditioning equipment being used in West Volusia.

Click on our convenient Appointment Scheduling page to get started saving money today.

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