Fall Preventive Maintenance is Important – Here’s Why

The equipment that works the hardest in your home – your comfort system – is often the most overlooked. Too often, people don’t pay enough attention to their heating or cooling equipment until it’s too late. Then, they’re faced with costly repairs or at the worst, the need for a system replacement. What can you do to ensure your home comfort equipment is always running optimally?

The best way you can make sure your air conditioning system, furnace or heat pump is ready for whatever weather may come is by making sure it has received the proper preventive maintenance. When you work with a home comfort company you can trust, they can work with you to ensure you’re getting the right kind of maintenance for your equipment. When it gets right down to it, your home comfort equipment, and its efficiency, work the same way as your vehicle. By having your unit serviced twice yearly, it will maintain that efficiency – because of the money you save on energy bills, the service essentially pays for itself!

At Burkhardt, we offer maintenance for both the spring and fall seasons. When you choose a plan with us, you’ll receive 10 percent off of the parts if you need any repairs, and priority scheduling so that you can rest assured that when you need us, we’ll be there to help. Here’s what you’ll receive when you choose a customer comfort agreement with us for your preventive maintenance services:

Spring/Summer Services

  • Clean condenser coil and check for damage
  • Inspect controls, switches, relays, contactors, motors and fans
  • Measure line voltage and operating currents
  • Measure refrigerant pressure and temperatures
  • Measure supply air and return air temperatures
  • Test compressor and motors for voltage and amperage draws
  • Lubricate any moving parts as per manufacturer’s specs
  • Check the system starting capabilities
  • Test system starting and running capacitors
  • Make overall visual inspection of entire cooling system
  • Clean or replace air filter; customer to supply filters or we supply under separate bill

Fall/Winter Services

  • Inspect heating system electrical wiring, connectors, and terminals
  • Inspect main gas burners and igniter or pilot assembly
  • Inspect controls, switches, relays, transformers, motors and fans
  • Lubricate any moving parts as per manufacturer’s specs
  • Check for leaks and proper airflow
  • Test temperature differences
  • Test all safety features
  • Calibrate thermostat
  • Check blower assembly
  • Inspect heat exchanger
  • Make overall visual inspection of entire heating system
  • Clean evaporator coil, drain pan and condensate lines
  • Clean or replace air filter; customer to supply filters or we supply under separate bill

At Burkhardt, our ultimate goal is top comfort for you and your family, as well as energy savings for your household. When you need a customer comfort agreement for your New Orleans, LA area home, rely on Burkhardt Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration to help you get the preventive maintenance you need. Call us today for friendly, professional assistance with your air conditioning needs. Southshore residents contact us at 504.277.7520, and Northshore residents please call 985.626.7741.

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