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Heating Cleaning & Safety Inspection
Because your heating unit deals with natural gas, it is extremely important to have it inspected yearly by a trained eye for the safety of you and your family (Center for Disease Control). We recommend for a cleaning and safety inspection of your heating equipment to be performed during the fall. By conducting the cleaning and safety inspection in the fall, our technicians will be able to catch most issues before the unit is in continuous use. Preventative care will significantly decrease the odds that your household will be faced with a major breakdown or complete failure during the harsh Missouri winter.
*Routine inspections by a nationally certified technician are required to maintain most manufacturer warranties.
We service the following types of heating systems:
- Furnaces (Gas and Electric)
- Heat Pumps
- Geothermal Systems
Furnaces are the most common form of heating equipment. Throughout a cleaning and safety inspection of your furnace, our highly trained technicians will hit 18 key points. These points are as follows:
- Test Thermostat
- Inspect Filter
- Inspect Heat Exchanger
- Inspect Flue
- Test Blower Motor Amps and Oil
- Inspect Blower Wheel
- Clean Burners
- Clean Pilot Assembly
- Test Flame Sensor
- Test Gas Pressure
- Inspect Fuel Lines
- Test Temp Rise
- Test Safeties
- Test Ignition Sequence
- Test Flue Draft
- Inspect and Clean Condensate Drain System
- Test Inducer Motor and Oil
- Inspect Mechanical Area for Adequate Combustion Air
What is Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning?
Carbon monoxide is an “odorless, colorless gas that can kill you” (Center for Disease Control). According to the Center for Disease Control, carbon monoxide poisoning can happen to anyone. Their records show that “each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning not linked to fires, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized.” The Center for Disease Control recommends homeowners have a trained professional inspect their “heating system, water heater, and any other gas, oil, or coal burning appliances” every year. For a full list of ways to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, visit the Center for Disease Control
Our technicians have CO detectors available for purchase.
Water Heater Cleaning & Safety Inspection
We are only licensed to replace water heaters in Saint Charles County; however, our technicians can service and repair water heaters throughout our entire heating and cooling service area. Our technicians are full trained on both gas and electric water heaters. We do not service or repair tankless water heaters. When conducting a cleaning and safety inspection of your water heater, our technicians touch on eleven key points.
1.Test Flue Draft
2. Inspect Flue Pipe
3.Test Temperature-Pressure Relief
4.Test Water Pressure
5. Clean Burner/Screens
6.Clean Pilot Assembly
7. Inspect for Any Leaks (Visually)
8. Test Pilot Safety
9.Test Gas Pressure
10. Test Water Temperature
11. Inspect/Recommend Expansion Tank
Do you Have a Small Puddle of Water at the Base of your Water Tank?
First, try to find where the leak is coming from. If the leak appears to be coming from the bottom of the tank, and not anywhere from the top, it could mean that your water heater lining has been compromised. Unfortunately, the lining cannot be repaired, and replacement of your water heater will be necessary.
* If you are located in St. Louis County and your water heater needs replacement or you have a tankless water heater, call us for a referral to a plumber.
Cooling Cleaning & Safety Inspection
We recommend for a cleaning and safety inspection of your cooling equipment to be performed during the spring. Performing a cleaning and safety inspection before constant use of your cooling unit will significantly decrease the odds that your household will be faced with a major breakdown or complete failure during the humid Missouri summer. Our technicians will hit the following 14 key points during a cleaning and safety inspection of your air conditioner.
2. Inspect Filter
3. Inspect and Clean Condensate Drain System
4. Test Temperature Difference
5. Test Indoor Motor Amps
6. Inspect Blower Wheel
7. Inspect Blower Wheel
8. Inspect Flue Piping
9. Test Motor and Compressor Amps
10. Test Capacitors to Mfg. Specs
11. Test Contactor
12. Test Superheat/Sub Cooling
13. Inspect Disconnect
14. Oil Motor if Applicable
R22/Freon Phase Out Notice
Do you have a R22-Freon unit? About 30 years ago, President Ronald Reagan signed a treaty that ordered the phasing out of R-22 (Freon). Coined the Montreal Protocol, the international treaty’s mission was to protect the Earth’s ozone layer. As part of the agreement, production of new air conditioning units utilizing Freon ended completely in 2010. In the same year, production of Freon, itself, was reduced by 75 percent. As of 2015, the reduction rate increased to 90 percent. By 2020, Freon will no longer be produced at all. Because of these limitations on production, the cost to charge existing units has gone up and is only expected to rise!
Common Repair Costs to Your R22/Freon Unit
- Over $160.00/lb $183.00/lb for Freon (a typical unit can hold 4 – 10 lbs)
- Over $250.00 for a leak search (repair of found leak not included)
- Over $2,000 to replace a leaking evaporator or bad compressor
Reasons to Replace Your R22/Freon Unit
- 10-year parts warranty
- 0% interest financing plans with approved credit
- Utility rebates up to $1,000 on qualifying forced air systems
- Save money on your monthly energy bill
- Avoid an untimely and expensive breakdown
- New environmentally sound refrigerant
- Peace of mind
“What is Carbon Monoxide?” Center for Disease Control, 21 March 2018, https://www.cdc.gov/co/faqs.htm.