Preventative Parts

During preventative maintenance services, you can have optional safeguards installed on your HVAC system.  The following parts are commonly recommended to maintain the health of your HVAC system.  The descriptions are intended to provide a more thorough understanding of their importance.

1.)   Inline overflow protection-  This helps protect against indoor flooding that can cause damage to floors, walls, and even furniture or belongings that are close by.

2.)  Surge protectors-  There are 2 types of these:

Lightning arrestors - This protects against instant power surges such as lightning or power spikes.  These are examples of” excessive voltage conditions”.

Delay on break timer - This protects compressor from rolling brown outs and unstable current conditions by shutting outside unit off for 5 minutes.  This gives incoming power time to stabilize and is an example of unstable, erratic “low voltage” conditions.

3.)  Start assist boosters- This boosts and strengthens the system by causing quicker start ups which lessen wear and tear on the compressor.  This also helps prevent costly compressor seize-ups.

4.)  Contactors- This is one of the hardest worked electrical parts in your HVAC system.  Over time your contactor’s contact points can become burnt and pitted.  When this occurs, the contactor should be replaced to help prevent further electrical damage to the unit from restriction to electrical flow or contact points fusing and welding shut, which causes the condenser(outside unit) to run constant without shutting off.

5.)  Filters- There are several kinds but we are going to inform you about the 2 most common types.

Disposable- these are lower density.  The advantage to this type is that they create less restriction to airflow so they don’t adversely affect system efficiency.

Washable- these are higher density.  The advantage to this type is that they have more filtration for dust,allergens, animal hair and dander.  The disadvantage to this type is that they can be restrictive to airflow, which can adversely affect system efficiency, especially if not properly sized.

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