Energy Savings Agreement
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
Your home’s heating and cooling system represents a major investment, so protect it with regular, planned maintenance. Our Energy Savings Agreement is your “ounce of prevention”, specially designed to help minimize operating costs and protect your investment, with plenty of other benefits to enjoy, too!
- Lower utility bills
- Extended equipment life
- Fewer repairs
- Improved capacity
- Top priority scheduling for repair services
- Reduced rate for overtime service (restrictions apply)
- Preferred customer status
- Inflation protection
- Agreement is transferable
Cooling Season Inspection
√ Condenser Coil will be cleaned as required. Dirty condenser coils raise refrigerant pressure higher than necessary, increasing your electric bill and possibly leading to premature compressor failure.
√ Evaporator Coil will be inspected and cleaned as required (if accessible). Dirty coils, at normal rates of dirt accumulation, degrade efficiency by 5% each year.
√ Refrigerant Charge will be checked. A low or high refrigerant charge can easily go unnoticed, increasing operating cost. An improper charge can cause compressor shutdown or failure.
√ Standard Disposable Air Filter will be replaced at customer’s option. All other filters require an additional charge. A restricted air filter can cause your heating and cooling system to waste energy and shorten the equipment’s life.
√ Thermostat will be checked for proper operation. Improperly calibrated thermostats allow the unit to run longer than necessary. Every degree your air conditioning operates below 78 degrees can add 5-8% to the cost of cooling.
√ Controls & Safeties will be inspected and tested. Controls and safeties that do not function properly can increase operation cost, may cause other, more costly components to fail, and may pose a safety hazard.
√ Condensate Drain will be checked to ensure it is open and a biocide tablet will be added. Algae can clog a condensate drain, which can cause expensive water damage. Mold, bacteria, and mildew could grow in the drain pan and be distributed through the entire duct system.
√ Temperatures & Pressures will be measured and recorded. An accurate record of your equipment’s vital data can help us identify potential problems before they occur and require additional service calls.
√ Relays, Contactors & Wiring will be inspected. Worn contactors and loose wire connections can lead to motor or compressor failure and unexpected breakdowns.
√ Duct Work will be visually inspected for leaks and proper installation. Duct problems can occur anytime after installation. Duct leaks account for about 20% of air conditioning energy consumption in most Ohio and West Virginia homes.
Heating Season Inspection
Services will vary based upon type of heating equipment, e.g. heat pumps or gas furnace. Please Note: Service such as filter change, safety controls, thermostat checks, and temperature recording will be performed in both the heating and cooling seasons.
√ Pilot will be cleaned and adjusted. Weak or dirty pilots can easily be extinguished, causing the furnace to shut down and may generate deadly carbon monoxide.
√ Gas line will be leak-checked from the furnace shut-off valve to the burner. Undetected gas leaks can be deadly.
√ Combustion air openings will be checked. Blocked or restricted combustion air openings can generate carbon monoxide.
√ Flue pipe will be inspected. Flue pipe corrosion or leaks may allow carbon monoxide to escape into your home.
√ Secure all panels.
√ Defrost timer will be checked. A defrost timer that is not working properly can waste energy and cause the system to fail to heat or cool.
√ Reversing valve will be operationally checked. A reversing valve that is not operating properly can waste energy and cause the system to fail to heat or cool.
√ Auxiliary heat strips will be checked. Heat strips that are not operating properly can cause a loss of heat and increase electricity cost.
√ Heat exchanger will be inspected for cracks and deterioration. Heat exchangers can develop cracks with age. If they exist, there is risk of serious illness or even death from carbon monoxide poisoning.
For more information on our Energy Saving Agreements, call (740) 373-5869 today!