Spring is upon us and now is the perfect time to take note of any damage that may have been caused by winter and schedule A/C and other system maintenance services.
We have put together for you a checklist of things to consider before the summer. Use this checklist as a guide to decide what you feel is best for you and your home and whether you require A/C and other system maintenance service.
It is generally a good idea to consider doing some basic A/C maintenance service on your air conditioning at the beginning of every cooling season. With a few checks and a little effort, you can help to insure a trouble-free summer cooling season.
A qualified and licensed Everest Mechanical HVAC technician can help you do a more thorough spring technical inspection and air conditioning maintenance service to avoid a system failure in the hottest months of the year.
Our technicians can also help address any concerns you have so let us know what you found during your own spring inspection and help avoid air conditioning repair services during summer.
It’s no secret that running an old air conditioner system can mean paying more each month on your home’s energy bill. Updating or replacing an old AC or cooling system to a new high efficiency model can save homeowners a considerable amount of money month to month.
As a homeowner, it’s important to be aware of air conditioner efficiency standards when choosing a new AC unit. So, what is considered a high efficiency air conditioner? An air conditioner with a SEER rating of over 13 is generally regarded as high efficiency, but this depends on the size of the space you’re cooling and your own personal cooling preferences.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or SEER, is a rating system that measures the maximum efficiency of an air conditioner. To calculate a unit’s SEER rating, the cooling output of a typical summer season is divided by the total electricity used in that same period.
Since this is a complicated thing to figure out, manufacturers provide this information for us. Every AC unit receives a SEER rating and the higher the rating, the more energy efficient it is.
The SEER rating of your air conditioning unit can be found on the outside of the unit (usually on a yellow sticker). While SEER rankings go up to 25, most air conditioning units sold today have a SEER rating between 13 and 21.
If you decide to invest in a high efficiency air conditioner this spring, Everest Mechanical can offer you professional air conditioner installation services.
Backflow devices work to keep your home’s water separate and free of contaminates. Often, the valves controlling backflow devices rust and corrode over the winter, so it’s definitely worth checking that everything is in proper working order for the health and wellbeing of your home.
Tree root intrusion may also cause backflow prevention device destruction.
Everest Mechanical professionals can help eliminate this problem.
Your drain and sewer system is one of the most used, yet most overlooked systems in your home. Think about how many times a day you use them- we certainly put them to work! Every time you take a shower, flush the toilet, wash the dishes or do a load of laundry, you are using your drains.
Because we use them so frequently, they are prone to clogs and buildup. Spring time is a perfect time to clean and clear your drains of obstruction, Everest Mechanical is ready to help.
Clogs can be a major inconvenience if they are able to escalate and worsen. Here are some signs to watch out for that signal you need a drain cleaner in your home:
The water heater is something we rely on every day but rarely think about – until something goes wrong and we have to call in a plumber for a water heater repair. Colorado homeowners may not even realize that they should be performing regular water heater maintenance.
Water Heater Maintenance extends the life of your tank. Simply completing a few quick annual water heater maintenance tasks can significantly extend the life of your water heater, whether it is gas or electric. These can be done yourself or by an Everest Mechanical plumber.
While carrying out your spring plumbing inspection, make sure all elements of your water system are functional and leak-free. Do all of the faucets work? Can you see liquid pooling around any pipes in your crawl space? How about your outside hose bibs – do they work?
In addition to broken pipes, ice can destroy hose bibs, the special faucets that connect the hose to the side of your home.
If you do discover ice-related damage, it’s time to get these replaced by an Everest Mechanical professional.
Swamp coolers or “evaporative coolers” are easy to operate but do require maintenance at the beginning and end of each season.
We recommend having a professional start up your cooler(s) to ensure your system is properly ready for summer. This helps avoid unnecessary repairs and ensures that all the proper parts are replaced each year.
Remember to take care of your home AC and other system maintenance service now, so you’ll be worry-free in Spring and Summer!
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The Everest Mechanical Team wishes you a great Spring and Summer!