Your home’s heating and cooling systems are no small investment! Protect them with a preventative maintenance plan by Southern Comfort Mechanical. You’ll also save money by increasing the efficiency and preventing premature failure of your HVAC system. Call us today to schedule your spring or fall preventative maintenance and enjoy peace of mind that your heating and cooling system is running as it should.

WHAT IS PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE AND WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?

You can expect a full system evaluation for spring and fall. During the spring evaluation, we will check your unit’s connections, readings, air quality, and cooling efficiency. In the fall you will have a full system evaluation to prepare your system. This includes your furnace operations, electrical connections, safety controls, heating performance, and any comfort solutions.

 

WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?

Simply Put – It ensures the safety, reliability, and efficiency of your heating and cooling systems.

Safety – Check for gas leaks; check that there are no flue/carbon monoxide leaks; electrical connections are secure.

Comfort – Prevent unexpected breakdowns and having to wait on a service call in peak season; maintain air quality; stop issues creating noise; reduce hot and cold areas of a home.

Efficiency – Prevent water leaks and drain issues; fix small issues before they become larger issues and fail; the system runs more efficiently; extend the life of the system; keeps warranties active.

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T MAINTAIN YOUR HVAC SYSTEMS?

Maintenance PlanAn HVAC system can cost as much as a car and is typically the most expensive appliance in our home. It is important to keep regular maintenance on your vehicle or you could have costly repairs. Typically there is a trip to the dealer or garage twice a year. Over time wear parts like brakes and tires need to be replaced.

If you drive 15,000 miles a year at an average speed 50 mph – that equates to roughly 300 hours a year. In Texas your system will run on average 8 hours per day over the year – more in the high temperatures of the summer and heating in the low winter temperatures also depends on the target temperatures you have for your home. Over the year 8 x 365 = approx. 2900 hours

An HVAC system is like your car, it needs to be checked out consistently. Over time the system efficiency will decrease as it is working harder than before. As simple as a filter change, if this is not done it will cause major issues with your system. Your filters are to catch dirt and dust in your home. When you find a clogged filter that shows the dirt being backed up into your home. This will lead to your air quality, triggering allergies and even asthma. Lack of filter changes is the largest leading cause of issues that we at Southern Comfort Mechanical come across. The filter is like the oil in your car it needs to be kept clean and periodically changed.

The remainder of the system is like the engine and drivetrain. They have moving parts and will need adjustment from time to time. Systems tend to breakdown when they are working at their hardest in the summer high temperatures or low winter temperatures when you rely on your system the most.

 

WHAT’S THE HISTORY BEHIND IT?

The methodology of maintaining your system has been adopted by many industries including the HVAC industry.

The original development of this practice comes from manufacturing operations. When a production line breakdowns this greatly impacts the ability to meet the customer’s orders. The development of the routine checks on equipment was developed to prevent breakdowns by cleaning, lubricating and inspecting critical parts. Although the practice makes sense it is tough to adhere to. Toyota is a leading example, with equipment painted white to make oil leaks apparent. This allows them to quickly address the issue before they impact the quality and performance of the equipment.

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How Much Is It?

Fall and Spring maintenance is $170 for the first unit and $150 for any additional unit per year. If needed, filters are provided at an additional cost. Call today to schedule your service.

What’s Included?

Southern Comfort Mechanical Comfort Club includes both spring and fall check-ups.

Spring Maintenance

  • Ask comfort issues i.e. hot or cold areas of the home
  • Check capacitors
  • Rinse condenser coil to ensure proper airflow
  • Check thermostat for error codes and calibration
  • Check condensate drain operation
  • Visual inspection of the evaporator coil
  • Visual inspection of Freon lines and check Freon level
  • Check filter(s)
  • Inspect blower motor
  • Visual check of ductwork
  • Check system for proper cooling operation
  • email system report

Fall Maintenance

  • Confirm furnace sequence of operation
  • Inspect and clean flame sensor
  • Check thermostat for error codes and calibration
  • Inspect burner operation
  • The heating manifold is visually inspected for rust and damage – (holes that cause carbon monoxide leaks)
  • Check for carbon monoxide leaks
  • Visual check of ductwork
  • Inspect wiring connections, amps, and voltage
  • The flue pipe connection is checked to make sure it is secure and exhausting outside
  • Test and calibrate the thermostat
  • Heat Pump- check Freon temperature and pressures
  • Check the condensate drain operation
  • Email system report

 

WHAT OPTIONS DO YOU HAVE AVAILABLE?

When it comes to routine maintenance check-ups for your HVAC system you always have options.

  • Do Nothing – This option can lead to system failure. When your system is under warranty we recommend regular maintenance to keep your system’s warranty active. If not completed your warranty could be voided.
  • Get One-Time Maintenance – This is a one-time service only. This is completely separate from what you would receive as a CC member.
  • Join the Comfort Club – This will give you peace of mind as you go into the next season. Our certified technicians will make you aware of how your system is working. This will prevent any unexpected major issues.

 

Summers can get incredibly hot here in Texas. If your cooling unit is unexpectedly undergoing a malfunction, you risk being stranded in terrible conditions. Fortunately, periodic check-ups can alleviate the issue. We at Southern Comfort Mechanical spare no effort in delivering first-rate solutions in the areas we serve. While we’re an authorized Trane and Lennox dealer, we can work with any brand. Our certified technicians will not only respond in a timely manner but also arrive prepared. Expect our team to be professional and friendly. Rest assured that we have what it takes to leave your unit functioning in peak condition. During your service, a technician will inspect your system and look for any lurking issues. We’ll also clean inside the unit and make any necessary adjustments.

Finding Reliable Commercial AC Check-Up Service Company Near You


Finding great HVAC companies can be a complex task. This is why we would like to take the guessing game out for you. When it comes to cooling unit maintenance, Southern Comfort Mechanical has been a leading business in the areas we serve since 2007. We’ve gained this status through sheer hard work and a commitment to delivering excellent results. We boast a team of skilled, NATE-certified technicians who are more than capable of handling your equipment. You’ll be glad to learn that we service units of all makes and models. As an EPA-certified company, we know how to optimize a cooling system for it to perform at its peek condition.

Expect our technicians to show professionalism, honesty, and integrity at all times. That’s one reason why we’re a BBB-accredited company. As your Trane Comfort Specialist, we’re geared toward providing only equipment of the highest quality. The team at Southern Comfort Mechanical will provide you with top-grade customer care and service.

REASONS FOR WORKING WITH US:

1. Personalized and transparent service
2. Reasonable pricing structure
3. Flexible appointment options
4. Fully stocked trucks to get the job done right the first time

Why Choose Southern Comfort For Your Central AC Maintenance Needs


For reliable HVAC services, look no further than Southern Comfort Mechanical. We offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee because your peace of mind is important to us. Every member of our team is dedicated to ensuring that your system keeps operating accordingly. As a family-owned and operated business, we understand the importance of offering personalized service to our local customers. Call us today to schedule an appointment with our capable technicians!