Why do you need to use BEST Heating, Cooling & Electric, Inc. to keep your equipment tuned up?

North Carolina Alternative Energy Corp., a non-profit organization; examined furnace & air conditioning manufacturers’ efficiencies versus the actual efficiencies that resulted after the new equipment had been installed.

  • 90% of the units tested exhibited some sort of energy-wasting problem
  • 50% had an improper refrigerant charge
  • 40% failed to meet the minimum airflow criterion. 20% were barely inside the range specified by manufacturers.
  • A deficiency of only 20% in indoor airflow reduces the efficiency rating of the equipment by 17% (Example If you bought and paid for 16 SEER efficiency and the actual efficiency output is 14.83 SEER you would be upset)
  • A 15% return air leak from 120-degree attic could reduce efficiency by 50%

Texas A & M University discovered that a 23% refrigerant undercharge could result in a 52% efficiency loss.

Florida Solar Energy Center researchers found that by repairing leaking ductwork, cooling energy was reduced by an average of 17.4%

According to Honeywell, a typical heating pump/air conditioner would lose almost 50% of its efficiency after 15 years, even if a typical “dust stop” filter had been installed. Also in 15 years, a unit’s efficiency could degrade by 50% if it is not properly maintained. This would double energy costs.

Lousiana State University & Gulf State Utility found that consumers could save $30 per month just by making sure that their air conditioning system is cleaned and serviced regularly.

  • LSU determined that without proper air filtration, over time, airflow can be reduced by 30%
  • Capacity can be reduced by over 12%

The EPA says that microbial growth accumulates on a wet evaporator coil and acts as an insulator. It reduces heat transfer from the air. As little as the 0.05-inch buildup of a sticky dirty substance on the cooling coil can cut efficiencies up to 32%. This system will operate longer to achieve set temperature, wasting energy and increasing wear and tear on the unit.

BEST Heating, Cooling & Electric, Inc. services all brands of air conditioning, heating and indoor air quality equipment. Our tune-ups include:

Warm Season: check filters, compressor performance, freon charge, all safety controls; test crankcase heater, operating pressure; inspect condenser coil, evaporator coil, evaporator drain pan, condensate drain, blower and clean if necessary; record superheat; lubricate all necessary parts; clean and calibrate a thermostat.

Cool Season: check filters, gas valve, operation of safety controls, sequencer, heating elements in operation, CO level, heat exchanger; clean blower, interior of manifold compartment, pilot, burners; test for gas leaks; clean and calibrate thermostat; check and clean humidifier; check heat pump reversing valve and defrost cycle.

Benefits of Regular Tune-Ups

Keeps your home as comfortable as it was originally designed
Improve efficiency and reduce your energy bills by keeping the equipment running at its optimum
Extends the equipment life by 25%
Fewer costly repairs by diagnosing problems early

We have been on BEST’s preventative maintenance program for around 7 years. Our existing system is 15 years old and we have not had any repairs or breakdowns. Keeping it cleaned and tuned up does make the equipment last longer. 7/16/2017
William P. Urbandale, IA, BEST Heating, Cooling & Electric, Inc.
  • Extended Equipment Life By 25%
  • Maintains Systems Efficiencies
  • The agreement is transferable if you  move
  • 15% Discount On Flat Rate Repairs
  • 1 Year Warranty On Repairs
  • No Diagnostic Fees
  • No Overtime Charges
  • $100 Off a furnace, air conditioner or water heater replacements
  • Two Tune-ups per year

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