A tune up is a really good cleaning on a heating/cooling system, a chance to make sure everything is connected properly, to check for safety issues with your system, and to ensure it is running at its maximum efficiency.
Each source (heat pump, furnace, air handler, air conditioner) has a different list of items to be cleaned and checked. We check everything from switches, valves, pressures, venting, ductwork, fuses, contactors, pump, drain, airflow, filters, etc. We clean the blower motor, burners, orifice pilot, coils, sand flame sensors, etc.
Here are a few items that can be corrected before a problem occurs:
- A lot of times the blower motor will have dust caked on it. You want your blower to be cleaned regularly so that your system doesn’t have to work as hard to run efficiently. Restricted airflow can reduce your system’s efficiency up to 15 percent. This will save you money on your utility bills and will prolong the life of the motor.
- Dirty coils can cause the system to run longer reducing the system’s ability to run properly.
- Plugged drain lines can cause water blockage and then can cause flooding damage in the house. It could affect indoor humidity with humidifiers.
- When parts are moving constantly and aren’t lubricated, this can cause friction in motors and increase the amount of energy your system uses. This also can wear on the motor and fail prematurely.
- Make sure you change your filters on a regular basis. Dirt can build up and then it restricts the airflow, which then effects the entire system and can shut itself off entirely.
Look how dirty this furnace is!
Look how clean this furnace is now!
So getting your system maintained on a regular basis not only saves you money on your utility bills and saves energy, it also prolongs the life of your system.
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One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is a service company and its promise to you is:
"Always on Time ...or You Don't Pay a Dime"
So if we are a minute late, your repair is FREE! We believe your time is valuable and we want to make sure we honor your time! Especially if you took time off of work or have other obligations, we want to make sure our professional service technician are there on time; hence our promise.
For your convenience, you can choose different time windows that meet your specific needs and then we guarantee that we will be there on time or it's free! Here are the 5 different time windows that will be presented to you by our customer care representative (CCR): Express, Reserved, Standard, Standby, and Emergency. One of our most popular windows is the Express appointment window. It is a "One Hour" window meaning we will be there within that hour specified. We have the flexibility to meet your time constraints with these 5 options.
A lot of times, customers see our name and think we install home comfort systems in 1 hour. The One Hour part of the name refers to the service part of the company. However, our install technicians will replace your system in a timely manner.
After you make an appointment by choosing your window, our CCR will dispatch our drug-free, background checked service technician to your home. Our CCR will call the customer to notify them when our technician is on their way. The service technician will call the office when they arrive, during the visit, and when they complete the call. This way our CCR can always make sure our technicians are on schedule before, during, and after a call.
We want to make sure we take care of your heating/cooling home comfort system in an efficient, timely manner.
Direct Energy Services is acquiring Home Warranty of America (HWA), a US nation-wide home warranty protection plan company, for $48 million. In 2010, Direct Energy Services acquired Clockwork Home Services to become the largest provider of heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical services, serving more than three million households annually in North America. The Clockwork network includes the One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and Mister Sparky brands.
This deal will eventually allow Direct Energy to sell protection plans in all 50 states, which means 100 million households will be able to use the benefits of the HWA. Based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, HWA provides whole home warranty services directly to customers through a national network of real estate agents, insurance professionals, relocation companies, developers, title companies, bankers, home inspectors and mortgage brokers.
The warranty plans offer full coverage for every buyer without the home age restrictions that are common on competitor's products. Service is a convenient 24/7 toll-free call away and repairs are performed by qualified, approved technicians. The Company offers a 30-day, money back guarantee on every home warranty. More information is available at www.hwaHomeWarranty.com.
"Adding HWA's capabilities will position Direct Energy to become the first high quality national home services player offering dependable, peace of mind home protection. American homeowners will be able to rest easy knowing their major appliances are covered 24 hours a day," said Eddy Collier, President of Direct Energy Services. "What's more, the acquisition of an established nationwide home warranty provider brings infrastructure for significant cross-sell opportunities with our residential energy customer base."
The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. It is expected to close during the first quarter of 2012.