Service & Maintenance

hvac-ottawaJust like your car, your home comfort system needs routine maintenance to keep it running at its best. Without regular servicing, heating and cooling systems waste energy and are more likely to break down. But with the proper attention, they can keep you comfortable year-round.

Climate Works will help you ensure that your system runs efficiently.

A yearly inspection will uncover possible leaks, soot, rust, rot, corroded electrical contacts, and frayed wires.

To learn more about our comprehensive maintenance solutions, contact Climate Works today. Our thorough yearly inspections make sure your indoor climate works for you.

Below are some basics of how Climate Works keeps your system running efficiently.

Heating Equipment

Heat pumps and oil-fired furnaces and boilers need a yearly professional tune-up. Gas-fired equipment burns cleaner; it should be serviced every other year.

Step 1

A yearly inspection will uncover possible leaks, soot, rust, rot, corroded electrical contacts, and frayed wires. In furnace (forced-air) and boiler (hot-water) systems, the inspection should also cover the chimney, ductwork or pipes, dampers or valves, blower or pump, registers or radiators, the fuel line and the gas meter or oil tank, as well as every part of the furnace or boiler itself.

Step 2

Next, the system is run through several full heating cycles to ensure proper operation, including plenty of combustion air and chimney draft. If draft issues are suspected, a closer inspection is performed to determine sufficient draft and also test the air for carbon monoxide.

Step 3

Finally, it’s time for the down and dirty task of cleaning the burners and heat exchanger to remove soot and other gunk that can impede smooth operation. For the burner, efficiency hinges on proper adjustment. ensuring the flame is the right size and color, adjusting the flow of gas, or changing the fuel filter in an oil-fired system.

A check of the heat pump includes an inspection of the compressor, fan, indoor and outdoor coils, and refrigerant lines. Indoor and outdoor coils are inspected and cleaned as required. The refrigerant pressures are checked to ensure optimum levels and early identification of potential leaks.

If a leak is suspected, the system is checked with electronic detectors. To learn more about our comprehensive maintenance solutions, contact Climate Works today.

Heating & Cooling Blowers

Tuning up the distribution side of a forced-air system starts with the blower. The axle lubricated (as required), blades cleaned, and blower motor checked to ensure the unit isn’t being overloaded. If the system has a fan belt, it is precisely adjusted. Accessible joints in the duct system are checked for excessive leaks.

Any ducts that run outside the heated space should be insulated. On an older hot-water system, the expansion tank should be drained, the circulating pump cleaned and lubricated, and air bled out of the radiators. New hot water systems have permanently lubricated motors and diaphragm expansion tanks which require less maintenance.

Digital Thermostats

While thermostats rarely fail outright, they can degrade over time as mechanical parts stick or lose their calibration. Older units will send faulty signals if they’ve been knocked out of level or have dirty switches. Modern electronic thermostats, sealed at the factory to keep out dust and grime, rarely need adjusting.

However, whether your thermostat is old or young, Proper operation is critical to your home comfort as well as efficiency of the systems. Contact us today to learn more about thermostat solutions.

Humidifiers

Humidity is a critical part of maintaining your home’s indoor air quality. A neglected humidifier can breed mildew and bacteria, not to mention add too much moisture to a house. A common mistake with humidifiers is leaving them on after the heating season ends.

Don’t forget to shut the water valve, and drain the unit. A unit with a water reservoir should be drained and cleaned regularly with white vinegar, a mix of one part chlorine bleach to eight parts water, or muriatic acid.

Newer flow-through type humidifiers are easier to maintain and are not prone to creating the negative air quality issues above. Steam-type humidifiers also require regular cleaning to remove mineral deposits. Climate Works can offer the best solutions to ensure a healthy system. Contact us to learn more about humidifier solutions

Home Filter Systems

Air Filter InstallationMost houses with forced-air furnaces have a standard furnace filter made from loosely woven spun-glass fibers designed to keep it and its ductwork clean. Unfortunately, they do not improve indoor air quality. To improve the air quality you need a media filter, which sits between the main return duct and the blower cabinet.

Made of a deeply pleated, paper-like material, media filters are at least seven times better than a standard filter at removing dust and other particles. An upgrade to a pleated media or HEPA filter will cleanse the air of everything from insecticide dust to flu viruses.

Compressed media filters are usually no wider than six inches, but the pleated material can cover up to 75 square feet when stretched out. This increased area of filtration accounts for the filter’s long life, which can exceed two years. The only drawback to a media filter is its tight weave, which can restrict a furnace’s ability to blow air through the house.

To ensure a steady, strong airflow through the house, choose a filter that matches your blower’s capacity.

Duct Cleaning

Residential Air Duct Cleaning OttawaThere is a maze of heating and air-conditioning ducts running inside the walls of your home. As the supply ducts blow air into the rooms, return ducts suck it back into the blower.

Add moisture to this mixture and you’ve got a breeding ground for allergy-inducing molds, mites, and bacteria. Many filters commonly used today cannot keep dust and debris from streaming into the air, and over time, sizeable accumulations can build up— think dust bunnies, but bigger.

If a new furnace is being installed, you should probably invest in a duct cleaning at the same time, because chances are the new blower will be more powerful than the old one and will stir up a lot of dust.

Climate Works professional duct cleaning provides such benefits as cleaner indoor air, longer equipment life, and lower energy costs.

Clean HVAC systems can also perform more efficiently, which may decrease energy costs, and last longer, reducing the need for costly replacement or repairs. Duct cleaning gets rid of the stuff that mold and bacteria grow on, and that means less of it gets airborne, and this is helpful to allergy sufferers.

Financing in a SNAP with Climate Works Heating & Cooling

SNAPSNAP is the fast, flexible, easy way to pay for your Heating, Air Conditioning and Indoor Air Quality needs without having to wait. It’s the consumer-friendly financial program endorsed by Climate Works.

Why go to the bank when you can simply apply online. With SNAP, credit decisions take just minutes!

With SNAP you will enjoy:

  • Up to 100% financing for all your home comfort needs
  • No down payment necessary
  • Variety of financing offers including:
  • No Interest No Payment programs*
  • Low Monthly Payment Programs
  • Open Loan – Pay off the entire loan at anytime without penalties
  • Personal and Confidential
  • Easy debit from your bank account

Start Saving Money NOW!

There’s no need to put off a more Energy Efficient and Cost Effective home comfort system. We make it so simple – start saving money now – CLICK here to get started!

*Some conditions apply.

To get a free consultation or estimate call today (613) 838-9989

Ask us anything...

1 + 15 =