Maintenance Plan / Service Contract
Plan / Service Contract
|The U.S. Census Bureau estimates 2.5
– 3 million HVAC systems fail each year. While some are due
to age, others are due to neglect. Whether your system is old
or brand new, regular check-ups can increase the longevity of
your system. The average lifespan of an HVAC is 10-15
years. Neglect of maintenance can decrease the longevity
of your HVAC by years and, in turn, you may have to purchase a
new system sooner rather than later. If you have had
repairs in the past, maintenance check-ups may help avoid
costly repairs in the future.
is it important to have regular maintenance check-ups on your
heating and air conditioning system? The same reason it
is important to have your vehicle checked and inspected,
regardless of its age. Preventive maintenance on
your HVAC system is similar as preventive maintenance of your
vehicle. Both are costly items to repair or replace. If
you don't change the engine oil and replace filters,
the engine will lock up and the vehicle will cease to run. If
you spend a minimal cost of changing your engine oil and
filters on a regular basis you save money in the long run on
repairing or replacing the engine or having to purchase a new
The same holds true for your HVAC system. Proper
maintenance of your HVAC is inexpensive in comparison to
costly repairs or possible replacement of your whole system
(which is thousands of dollars) if it fails. Whether your
system is old or brand new, regular check-ups can increase the
longevity of your system. The average lifespan of an HVAC
is 10 - 15 years. Neglect of maintenance can decrease the
longevity of your HVAC by years and, in turn, you may have to
purchase a new system sooner rather than later.
Maintain your equipment to prevent future problems
and unwanted costs. Keep your cooling and heating system at
peak performance by having a DMH Services Heating &
Cooling do annual
seasonal check-ups on your system. Maintenance tune-ups not only check your HVAC system to
meet manufacturers' standards, but they give you peace of
mind knowing your system is operating properly.
Discounts for 2 or more systems per home.
(heating & cooling) included!
of the age of your system, regular maintenance tune ups can
help PREVENT major problems and costly repairs. Call
Jo Ann to Schedule your
Up. (434) 981 - 8348.
- Cooling (Heat Pumps & Air Conditioner)
| Seasonal Maintenance check-up includes the
|Outdoor Unit (Heat Pump or Air Conditioner)
Inspect Condenser Coil
* Monitor Cooling Cycle
* Inspect Fan,
* Monitor Reversing Valve
* Monitor Compressor & Fan Motor Amperage
* Inspect Contactor
* Inspect Capacitor
* Lubricate All Moving Parts (where applicable).
* Inspect Electrical Connections - (adjust, if necessary)
* Remove Debris
Indoor Unit (Air Handler)
* Inspect Inside Cooling Coil (clean at discount rate, if
* Inspect Blower Components (clean at discount rate, if
* Inspect Primary and Secondary Drains (clean & test)
Note: We do no warranty condensate leaks
* Lubricate All Moving Parts (where applicable)
* Inspect Electrical Connections (adjust, if necessary)
* Monitor Cooling Cycle
* Clean or Replace Air Filters (customer supplied)
* Inspect Thermostat Operation
*Visual Inspection of Ductwork
Avoid Voiding Your HVAC Warranty
Manufacturers will void the warranty on their equipment
you do not have proper maintenance records. In your Owner’s Manual, under Warranty Information
see: Eligibility requirements. Example:
Standard & Trane Base Limited Warranty:
"Eligibility Requirements: Products must be properly
installed, operated, and maintained by a licensed HVAC service
provider in accordance with the Product specifications or
installation, operation, and maintenance instruction provided
by Company with each Product. Failure to conform to such
specifications and/or instruction shall void this limited
warranty. Company may request written documentation
showing the proper preventative maintenance."
Warranty Information: The new Lennox unit must be
properly installed, operated and maintained by a licensed
professional installer (or equivalent), or by a service agency
in accordance with the unit installation, operation and
maintenance instructions provided with each Lennox unit.
Failure to provide maintenance per Lennox instructions will
void the warranty. You
may be asked to provide written documentation of annual and
other periodic preventive maintenance.
Warranty Companies: Some Home Warranty Companies may void your warranty if
your maintenance is not up-to-date.
Semi-annual inspections and professional cleanings ensure your
HVAC system is running properly, and also extend the life of
your system with proper maintenance. Those services are not
included in home warranties and are free every six months
under your HVAC maintenance plan. If maintenance is not done,
a home warranty company will deny any claims for repair work,
stating the breakdown was due to poor maintenance, which will
leave repair up to you, the homeowner.” Source: Angie’s List
are often drawn to Heating & Air Conditioning systems in
order to find a place of refuge. Mice have been known to nest
and chew wires in HVAC units. Rodents gnaw electrical wires
which can lead to HVAC breakdown. Exposed wires may also be a
fire hazard. Have your HVAC system checked in both heating
& cooling seasons for signs of rodents.
Call Jo Ann at DMH Services Heating &
Cooling to schedule a maintenance check-up (434) 981-8348.
Air Conditioner Can Produce About 9 Gallons of Water Per Day on
Hot, Humid Days
Did you know that your air conditioner can produce as much as 9
gallons of water per day during the hot, humid summer months?
Your air conditioner can produce as much as 9 gallons of
water per day during the hot, humid summer months. Humidity is
defined as vaporized water in the air. During the summer
when the humidity is high, your home and its furnishings
naturally absorb some water vapor. Your air conditioner is
like a dehumidifier.
Part of the cooling process of your A/C is removing
moisture from the air. As your A/C
extracts moisture, the air feels lighter and cooler. Condensation
drips off your Indoor Unit's Evaporator Coil and falls into
the drain pan which is connected to the condensate drain.
The water flows through the condensate drain to a drainage
system or outside your home through a pvc pipe. On
more humid days, more moisture is extracted and drained from
Your condensate drain can get clogged with dirt and airborne
particles that are present in your home when the condensate
drips into your drainpan and then into your condensate drain. If
the condensate drains clogs, it can allow harmful contaminants
like mold, mildew, virus and bacteria to grow in the drain line.
Algae can also grow in as it thrives in dark, damp areas. Water
can back up and leak into your home, damaging floors,
ceilings, walls, etc. which can cause hundreds or thousands of
dollars in repairs.
Make sure your condensate drain is clear at all times.
Checking and clearing condensate pans and drains are part
of our maintenance check-up. We check and clean the
condensate tray and drain to make sure it is clear and the water
To schedule a maintenance check-up or if you have water leak,
clogged drain, etc., call Jo Ann (434) 981-8348.
- Heating (Heat Pumps & Gas Furnaces)
Seasonal Maintenance check-up includes the following:
Outdoor Coil (weather permitting)
Coils - Indoor & Outdoor (when accessible)
Temperature Differential (Indoor Unit)
Check S.O.V. (Heat Pump)
AMPS & Volts of Motors
Inspection of Ductwork
flue & vent pipe(s)Check
safety controls & limits
gas pressure at valve
Monticello Residents' Customer Recommendation
of the best things of owning a home is a reliable, efficient heating
& air conditioning system. Virginia climate
does not offer the most comfortable weather on a lot of days.
Services makes living in
of a pleasure, giving us peace of mind that we won't freeze in
winter or melt in hot humid summers. DMH
Services is very professional, on time and very clean. They never
leave a mess to clean up. They are also prompt in response if you have
is easy to ask questions and gives clear answers & great
suggestions on how to maintain our system. Darran has had years of
experience & enthusiastically does a great job.
We really appreciate how he takes the time each visit to go
over ways to make our system work more efficiently. To
be sure of a comfortable life in Virginia,
have DMH Services check out your system twice each year. You'll save
money keeping your system in good working order. Proper maintenance
saves you from expensive repairs in the future, keeping your home
comfortable to live in now. DMH
Services was recommended to us by a neighbor with an old heat pump
that Darran keeps in good working condition. We're happy to recommend DMH Services to anyone. DMH Services will keep your heating & cooling system
working efficiently. They
are a great value and very affordable."
Dan & Joyce Foley - Lake Monticello Residents