Like your car, your HVAC systems need regular maintenance to stay in tip-top shape. Fortunately, Assured Comfort has a home comfort agreement known as the Comfort Club you can sign up for to keep your HVAC systems running smoothly all year long. It makes sense financially too: If you buy two years of maintenance, your third year is free. Call 770-872-4168 to learn more.
The Benefits of Having Maintenance
-We change your air filters twice a year.
-We keep your family safe with annual carbon monoxide checks.
-We give you 15% off repairs.
-Your warranty* remains intact.
Standard Maintenance Agreements
1 System – $149/year
2 Systems – $229/year
3 Systems – $309/year
4 Systems – $389/year
5 Systems – $469/year
6 Systems – $549/year
7 Systems – $629/year
Our Maintenance Plan Features
- Heating tune up and air conditioning tune up every year.
- 15% discount on HVAC repairs.
- Priority service.
- No overtime charges.
- Carbon monoxide safety checks.
- Extended life of equipment and systems.
- Discounted diagnostic fees.
- Lower energy bills through improved operating efficiency.
HVAC Maintenance Checklist
Is your HVAC equipment at peak performance and ready to handle any season? Below is a heating and air conditioning maintenance checklist that will help ensure your HVAC system is running optimally year-round:
- Your thermostat settings should be checked to ensure your HVAC system will keep you comfortable for the cold and hot months. An efficient system will also save you money.
- All moving parts should be lubricated to eliminate friction and reduce the amount of electricity you and your family use.
- Your system’s gas and/or oil connections should be looked at before winter arrives. Improper connections are not only fire hazards, they can also cause health problems.
- The pros at Assured Comfort can perform routine tune-ups on your system to maintain maximum efficiency and output. No matter what brand or model of HVAC system you have in your home, our experienced HVAC technicians have the expertise and knowledge to expertly service your system.
- You can also perform maintenance yourself. According to EnergyStar.gov, homeowners should “Inspect, clean, or change air filters once a month” to keep their comfort systems running smoothly. If you’re not sure where your filter is located, contact us at (404) 602-0505 or (770) 872-4628 for advice.
About our Service Plans
You have made an investment in your home’s heating and AC systems, and will want to protect your investment for as long as possible. Like an automobile, proper maintenance is required to maximize your HVAC system’s lifespan. If you take proper care of your furnace and air conditioner, they will run more efficiently and require fewer repairs.
One thing you can do to protect your home’s heating and air system from future mishaps and repairs is to enroll in an annual service plan from Assured Comfort. In addition to prolonging your unit’s life and preventing breakdowns, the maintenance we provide can maximize your system’s efficiency, resulting in lower energy bills each month. Most manufacturer warranties require annual system inspection by a certified HVAC professional, so a service plan from Assured Comfort will also prevent your warranty from being voided. Our annual plans start at just $149 per year and include the following perks:
- 25-point heating and air conditioner system tune-ups.
- Discounted diagnostic fees.
- Priority service.
- No overtime charges.
- Free leak checks.
- 15% off repairs.
To learn more about maintenance, please call Assured Comfort to speak to one of our knowledgeable customer service reps.
HVAC Tips for First Time Home Buyers
Buying a home is the biggest investment most people make. An important way to protect yourself when buying a house is with a professional home inspection. An inspector will evaluate the condition of the home you’re interested in buying, and alert you of any hidden problems.
But while general home inspectors are well-suited for evaluating a home’s overall quality, they aren’t always experts in heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. They may overlook necessary repairs and costly problems with HVAC units. That’s why home buyers should learn some HVAC basics, for instance, what can and can’t be repaired, and when a new system may be needed. Then you will be able to make informed and educated home-buying decisions.
If you’re a first-time home buyer, here are some HVAC tips to keep in mind:
- Know the age of the HVAC system. HVAC equipment is generally good for 10 to 15 years. After that, repairs and replacement issues arise more frequently. Rust, watermarks and other types of decay, along with loud, strange noises indicate a system may be too old and needs to be replaced soon.
- Understand the details of the HVAC warranty. Most lifetime warranties are invalid after a new homeowner is under contract.
- Research a licensed HVAC contractor who performs duct cleaning services to inspect your duct system. According to the EPA, duct cleaning has been shown to prevent severe health issues. For more information about air duct cleaning, visit the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) website to see their air duct checklist for homeowners. Factor potential HVAC costs into the final offer. Operating at maximum efficiency, HVAC systems can be responsible for up to 45 percent of a household’s utility bill. The cost to replace HVAC equipment is substantial. A new furnace runs $2,000 to $9,000 and an AC unit costs $3,500 to $10,000. Reviewing your HVAC system will determine its overall condition and whether repair or replacement is required.
If you have additional concerns, schedule an HVAC inspection. Trained HVAC technicians will evaluate your equipment and system operation, and will provide a detailed condition report when they are finished, alerting you of any potential problems.
Glossary of Basic HVAC Terms
Nearly every industry has specific terms that only apply to that field. This jargon can get very confusing, especially when everyday words have completely different meanings. If you have ever wondered what a British thermal unit is, this glossary is for you.
British thermal unit (BTU) – a measurement of heat used in the HVAC industry. One BTU is the energy required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.
Coil – a piece of metal which is heated or cooled by electricity and transfers heats to the surrounding air.
Ducts/ductwork – a series of pipes and tubes that carry air throughout a home or building.
Fresh air intake – an opening at the exterior of a building through which outside air is taken in and circulated throughout the building.
Furnace – an indoor unit which burns fuel to add heat to the air.
High efficiency particulate absorbing (HEPA) filter – An air filter which removes microscopic airborne particles in your home.
Humidity – A measurement of how much moisture is present in the air.
HVAC – Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Moisture – Water in either liquid or vapor form.
Radiation – The direct transfer of heat from one surface to another without an intervening medium.
Thermostat – A mechanism that automatically regulates temperature, often inside a home or building.
Zoning – A method of heating which divides a home into independently controlled areas which have different temperature and comfort settings.