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Prevent Costly Repairs With These Monthly HVAC Maintenance Tips

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It’s no surprise that HVAC system repair and replacement can be costly. And when you’re in the middle of a hot, humid summer or frigid winter, the last thing you want is an unexpected breakdown.

To prevent frustrating, expensive repairs, a monthly maintenance check of various components of your HVAC system is recommended.

Here, we’ll go over a simple routine you can conduct each month to ensure your equipment runs smoothly over the long haul. We’ll also explain why it’s important to enlist a professional for regular maintenance checks.

Check your air filters

You likely already know that you should replace your air filters regularly to keep your equipment in the best working order. But if you’re like 82% of Americans, you’re probably not changing them often enough.

In general, your air filters only need to be changed about once every 90 days. But this can fluctuate depending on your region, the type of filter you use, the age of your system, and other factors like pets and allergies.

A monthly inspection for dirt and buildup allows you to change your filter right when it’s needed and helps avoid excess strain on your HVAC system.

Tidy the area around your outdoor AC unit

Since it’s exposed to the elements year-round, your outdoor AC unit can get grimy and clogged with debris like leaves, twigs, and dirt. These types of clogs can do major damage to the components of your unit such as the condenser coil and can even cause system failures.

To prevent rubble and litter from creating blockages, sweep the area around your outdoor unit frequently. A quick clean at least once a month is ideal. Maintaining a clean space of at least 2 feet around the unit at all times helps stop rubbish from getting inside and causing damage.

Inspect your refrigerant lines

A refrigerant leak is a common cause of problems with your AC, like weak or warm air. But it’s also a highly toxic substance, so it’s critical that you don’t touch or get too close to any leaks.

Instead, visually check your lines for any holes, ice crystal formation on your evaporator coil, or water gathering around your unit from melted ice. If you spot an issue, reach out to an HVAC professional immediately.

Test your batteries

It’s recommended that the batteries on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors be changed once every six months.

That said, a monthly test of your batteries is a smart way to make sure these critical devices are always working properly in case of an emergency.

Get professional maintenance

While these simple tips can help prevent damage, there are many more components of your HVAC system that should be inspected. From your AC to your furnace to your heat pump, a thorough examination of your equipment can spot and fix potential issues the moment they occur.

This way, you can maximize the performance of your system and prolong the life of your equipment. But due to safety and technical concerns, you should not run these checks on your own.

Instead, an HVAC contractor can perform these maintenance checks for you, with the knowledge and skills of a professional.

With a maintenance plan, you can ensure that your HVAC units are always in top condition to keep your home or business comfortable. It will also help improve your energy efficiency for lower utility costs, keep your warranties valid, and enhance your indoor air quality.

At Hauck Bros, we offer a number of residential and commercial maintenance plans starting at just $21/month to keep your HVAC system in the best working order possible.

Reach out to us to learn how our plans can help you prevent pricey repairs today.

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5 Reasons to Clean Your AC Condenser This Summer

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5 Reasons to Clean Your AC Condenser This Summer

Your air conditioner’s condenser is a vital component of your AC unit. Keeping it clean and free of debris is essential to ensuring your AC is working properly and maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home.

As spring turns into summer and your AC usage increases, it’s important to check your condenser for dirt and debris. Around this time, leaves and other plant debris, particularly cottonwood, begin to blow through the air and clog up your system. This can reduce your AC’s efficiency, increasing energy bills and potentially causing lasting damage to your unit.

Cleaning your condenser is a painless way to prepare your system for effectively running all season long. A clean condenser helps your AC stay energy-efficient and can save you money in the process.

What is an AC condenser?

The condenser is the outdoor unit of your air conditioning system. It is the part of your system that transfers indoor heat to the outside, or vice versa, depending on the time of year. During the summer, the condenser coil collects the heat from the inside of your home and expels it outdoors to keep your house cool.

Why should I have my condenser cleaned?

1. It optimizes your AC’s performance.

If your AC condenser is dirty, it must work harder to effectively cool your home. Heat can become trapped in the condenser coil, which reduces your energy efficiency and makes it more difficult to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Cleaning your condenser allows your system to maximize its performance.

2. It reduces your energy costs.

An inefficient system can cause your energy bill to inflate. Your AC unit has to put in more effort when your condenser is dirty, and that leads to higher usage and costs. Once your condenser is free from dirt and debris, your energy bills will likely decrease.

3. It keeps your system in good shape.

Enlisting a professional to clean your condenser not only maximizes your system’s performance but also prevents frustrating, costly breakdowns. Debris that gets trapped in your machine can wear down your system or cause lasting damage, resulting in costly repairs or replacements. Regular cleaning of your condenser helps keep your unit in good condition over the long haul and extends the lifespan of your system.

4. It improves your indoor air quality.

When dirt and grime get trapped in your condenser, it can lead to the growth of mold, bacteria, and other toxins. Once they’re in your outdoor unit, they can move to the inside of your house and contaminate your indoor air, potentially causing health problems. By cleaning your condenser, you are preventing those harmful contaminants from entering your home.

5. It keeps you and your family comfortable.

Your family’s comfort in the summer months is a top priority. Without proper cleaning, you risk potential system damage or breakdowns. This can result in uncomfortable and potentially unsafe indoor temperatures in addition to poor air quality. Getting your condenser cleaned will help make sure that your family is comfortable all summer long.

How can I get my condenser cleaned?

While it is possible to do it yourself, we do not advise that you clean your condenser on your own. Due to safety concerns, we strongly recommend that you reach out to a professional. A professional HVAC company has the knowledge, skills, and techniques to clean your condenser efficiently and safely.

However, we do suggest that you clean the area surrounding your outdoor unit regularly to minimize the amount of dirt and debris trapped in your system. Clearing out debris around the unit reduces the risk of dirt, plant matter, or other debris getting stuck in the coils and causing damage.

Routine maintenance and cleaning are the keys to keeping your HVAC system in the best possible condition. Whether you simply need your condenser cleaned for better performance or your AC unit has completely broken down, Hauck Bros. can help. We offer residential and commercial maintenance services and plans to ensure your system is working optimally. Fill out our simple online form to contact us today!

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7-Point Spring Checklist for Your HVAC System

With the beginning of spring on the horizon, there’s no better time to check on the state of your HVAC system. After a long, harsh winter that can put stress on your equipment, a good spring cleaning and maintenance check is the perfect way to make sure your system is ready for the warmer spring months.

Ready to start cleaning? Check out these 8 tips to prepare your home for spring.

  1. Change your air filter

If you haven’t changed your air filter in a while, make it a priority for spring. A dirty air filter can spread dust, dander, and bacteria throughout your house, causing health problems like asthma and allergies.

Additionally, a clogged filter restricts airflow, meaning your HVAC system has to work harder to heat and cool your house. Check and replace your filter to increase your energy efficiency and start circulating clean, breathable air in your home.

  1. Clean your air vents

Your air vents accumulate dust, pet hair, mold, and other debris, especially during winter. Remove the vents on your floor and ceiling with a screwdriver and use a vacuum to clean out the dirt.

Then, wash your vents with soap and water and let them air dry before replacing them. This helps to ensure that the dust and dirt on your vents don’t get blown around when it’s time to turn on the AC.

  1. Dust your ceiling fans

The blades of your ceiling fans are another place where dust and hair tend to collect. Since you don’t want that dirt to fling around the room once you turn them on, make sure to dust and wash your fans’ blades.

Use a ladder to reach all surfaces and a cloth or sponge to gently wash each blade. Just don’t turn the fan on before the blades dry – dust clings to damp blades.

  1. Install an air purifier

Spring is an ideal time of the year to install an air purifier. Air purifiers like ionizers can eliminate germs, mold, and allergens that have been lingering in your home all winter.

They also help to neutralize odors, get rid of harmful indoor chemicals, and improve your sleep. Air purifiers have even been shown to increase life expectancy by improving indoor air quality.

  1. Test and clean your air conditioner

As the weather gets warmer and you switch to using your AC, run a quick test to ensure it’s working properly. You don’t want to end up on a 90+ degree day with a broken or inefficient AC unit.

Also, make sure to clean the area around your unit outside. Debris like leaves, shrubs, and grime can accumulate and block airflow. There should be two feet of clear space around your unit for it to function properly, so remove any weeds and trim shrubs in the area. Clean the coils and the condenser with a soft-brush vacuum and a hose to wash away dirt. Once it’s completely dry, you can turn on the power.

  1. Upgrade to a smart thermostat

If you haven’t already changed to a smart thermostat, this spring is a great opportunity to make the switch. Smart thermostats can save you up to 20% a year on energy costs, so you’ll likely lower your AC bill after it’s installed. With the current rising prices on gas, food, and more, every bit of savings counts.

Plus, with a smart thermostat, you can adjust your home’s temperature from anywhere, anytime, from your smartphone. On a transitional spring day, you can turn off the heat and turn up the AC, all while you’re at work. When you get home, your house will be comfortable and cool.

  1. Schedule a maintenance appointment

Regular professional maintenance is essential to keeping your HVAC system running smoothly throughout the year. By scheduling a maintenance appointment for the spring, you can avoid the risk of working your system too hard once the hot weather hits.

Preventive maintenance can help keep your home’s air clean, lower utility and repair costs, extend the life of your equipment, and improve your home’s overall comfort. Reach out to our skilled technicians at Hauck Bros. to schedule your maintenance services today!

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10 Reasons to Choose Hauck Bros., Inc. Whether you’re looking for Commercial HVAC assistance, or you need service for your home, we can help. From Maintenance, Service, and Installation we have you covered.

99 Years and Counting!

Hauck Bros., Inc., has been serving the Miami Valley since 1921. We are proud to serve our community and all the homes, businesses, industries, and other residential and commercial establishments year after year.   What makes us different and unique from other HVAC contractors in the area?

      1. Industry experience

        Our staff has over 350 years of combined experience in HVAC.  We have serviced, maintained, and installed residential, commercial, and industrial HVAC equipment in a lot of applications and configurations.  If one of us has to troubleshoot an issue, odds are that someone else has had that issue before and we will solve the issue without having the customer wait.  You can have peace of mind knowing that an expert took care of your HVAC and more experts wait to handle any situation that comes up.

      2. Neighborhood experience

        Not only do we have industry experience, we have neighborhood experience.  Condos, multi-family homes, apartments, and senior living communities are a few examples of buildings that may share similar designs in HVAC systems. In a lot of cases, Hauck Bros., Inc. installed them so we know how to maintain, service, and replace these systems more efficiently than any other company.

      3. Customer site experience

        We have served the Miami Valley for so long that we build not only a history with customers, but with addresses as well. We have all our records from the past to use at each address to make sure you get a history of your HVAC equipment to use in your determination of future service, maintenance, and installation.  Whether you just moved into a house or have been there for years, we will thoroughly go over your HVAC systems past in detail to help make your best decision.

      4. Customer service

        Since we are independent and operate like a family, we are able to build one-on-one relationships with our customers. Our commercial accounts assign the same technician for that account and you can request to have the same residential technician for your house. This ensures that the same technician you saw last season will be the same technician you see this season. Our technicians are not only highly trained experts, but also members of the community. When you call us during normal hours, our own employees answer the phone. When you call us for an emergency, our employees return the call.  You can trust they will do the best for you and offer recommendations and solutions that are based on your happiness and comfort, not for individual profit.

      5. We offer emergency service 24/7

        We are always there for you when you need us, even after normal office hours. Even better, all of our technicians live within the Miami Valley, so they have a quick response time in case your HVAC system stops working.  We want to be there when you need us, even if it is Christmas day.

      6. Quality is never compromised

        At Hauck Bros., Inc., we take pride in doing the job right the first time and making sure we don’t have to come back out after a job is finished. We pay a high attention to detail, cleanliness, and quality of craftsmanship. We constantly train to stay up to date in new equipment, service techniques, and develop new procedures to ensure you are also satisfied with our performance.

      7. We support, sponsor, and live in our community

        All of our employees live and support in the Miami Valley.  At Hauck Bros., Inc., we support and sponsor a large number of local events, charities, and causes. We believe in staying connected to our community.  Every dollar you spend with us goes back into our community as well.  We do business with and support other local companies to ensure our community stays strong. Shop local, stay local!

      8. Accountability

        Every employee at Hauck Bros., Inc. takes immense pride in the work they do.  We constantly train our employees to ensure that best practices and procedures are kept at all times.  When and if a mistake happens, we own up to it, learn from it, and train our employees to hopefully never make that same mistake again.  There is never an acceptable failure rate and we will always make it right.  That is why every installation comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

      9. Safety

        We provide our employees with training in safety, equipment, personal protective gear, codes, rules, regulations, and best practices.  This ensures that not only is the employee safe while they are working, but that you are safe as well.

      10. Energy efficiency

        We reclaim and recycle used refrigerants, recycle old equipment, recycle all of our cardboard, and we offer a full line of equipment that uses environmentally friendly refrigerants.  We are proud to be an Energy Star partner. We feature models for new installations that are Energy Star™ approved.  Our Gold and Platinum Home Comfort Protection plans follow the Energy Star ™ guidelines for maintenance. This makes it easier for our customers to purchase products that save them money and protect the environment. Lean more about our Green commitment here.

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Benefits of having Hauck Bros., Inc. as your business HVAC service and maintenance provider

WE PUT OUR CUSTOMERS’ INTERESTS ABOVE OUR OWN, since 1921 Hauck Bros., Inc. has built a reputation as a company that provides exceptional products and service at a competitive price WITHOUT sacrificing quality.

WE HAVE EXPERIENCED, FACTORY TRAINED AND CERTIFIED, DRUG FREE SERVICE TECHNICIANS on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide fast, courteous service for your new or existing heating and cooling equipment.

WE PROTECT YOUR ENERGY SAVINGS, energy wasting problems can’t be solved by equipment alone, even with the most energy efficient equipment your business or home can have hidden problems that can waste as much as 50 cents of every energy dollar. Our maintenance practices are designed to ensure your HVAC System delivers maximum energy savings.

WE ARE AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HVAC COMPANY, we reclaim and recycle used refrigerants, we recycle old equipment, and we offer a full line of equipment that uses environmentally friendly refrigerants.

Why purchase a Comfort Protection Plan?

1. Improve unit efficiency & save $$$

2. Help your system last longer

3. Prevent untimely breakdowns

4. Enable your system to heat & hool better

5. Improve air quality & comfort

 

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Typical Commercial inspections include:

  • Clean Condenser Coil, As Needed
  • Check Condenser Fan Motor
  • Check Compressor
  • Check Electrical Components
  • Check Wire Connections
  • Check Refrigerant Lines
  • Check Refrigerant Charge
  • Check Thermostat & Sub-Base
  • Lubricate Blower Bearings
  • Lubricate Blower Motor
  • Check Blower Wheel
  • Check Delta “T”
  • Replace Filters
  • Check Belts

What’s the bottom line for your home or business?

Savings

Business Comfort Protection Plans (BCPP) typically more than pay for themselves through higher efficiency, less utility overpayment, and contractor discounts. BCPP customers receive a 10% discount on all parts and labor is also discounted for each service call.

Peace of Mind

Preventative maintenance will mean fewer system failures and a longer life for your HVAC equipment.

Priority Service

Should a system failure occur during the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter, customers with BCPP’s receive priority service.

Continuity

We are often able to assign technicians to the specific customers. That way, you get to see and know the same service technician, and he or she becomes more familiar with you and your equipment

We service, maintain, and install commercial and residential equipment including:

  • Air Conditioners
  • Boilers
  • Duct Free Systems
  • Furnaces
  • Geothermal
  • Heat Pumps
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Packaged Rooftop Units
  • Thermostats
  • Ventilation
  • Water Heaters
  • Ductwork

Facts about HVAC from the U.S. Department of Energy

20% of the total electricity used in buildings worldwide goes towards air conditioners and electric fans.

Up to 40% of a building’s emissions come from the HVAC system.

30% increased compressor energy consumption due to a dirty condenser coil.

Want more facts? Visit the website.

Go to Energy.gov

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Which Home Comfort Protection Plan is right for you?

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Last month we reviewed Why Annual Maintenance on Your Furnace Makes Sense and Saves You Money!  This month we will go over the three Home Comfort Protection Plans we offer; Silver, Gold, and Platinum. At Hauck Bros., Inc. we focus on making sure your HVAC equipment system makes you, your family, or your employees as comfortable as possible while promoting a healthy indoor environment. We also want to make sure your HVAC equipment operates as efficiently as possible throughout its’ life cycle. To this end we use the ACCA Standard 4 as the basis for our inspection lists.  According to ACCA, “There was no way to determine if the many types of “seasonal tune-ups”, “clean and checks”, and “maintenance services” performed on HVAC equipment were equivalent. ACCA developed this standard to provide a nationally-recognized, manufacturer-endorsed set of inspection tasks which would meet this need. This standard establishes the minimum tasks that should be performed for HVAC equipment maintenance inspections. From this base, consumers can compare the value of the additional recommended corrective actions which may be needed to remedy identified faults. For contractors, it provides a common platform for creating a maintenance program, while allowing for bundling different recommended corrective actions at different fee structures.” All of our plans cover inspecting and checking your HVAC equipment as part of a task list that you review when we are done. These checks are extensive, check out our Home Comfort Protection Plans page to go over each list for each type of equipment.

Platinum Home Protection Plans

Our Platinum Home Comfort Protection Plan has it all!  ACCA and Energy Star Compliant, our Platinum Plan is truly one plan that covers everything about your HVAC unit.  We cover all the bases when it comes to your HVAC equipment.  With potential annual savings of $1,360 or more!

Main Program Features:

  • Meets Energy star recommendations
  • Meets ACCA National Standard Task List qualifications
  • 3 Year parts and labor warranty
  • No Service Charge
  • Same Day Priority Status for repairs
  • Pre-Season Scheduling
  • Minimum 15% discount in repair parts
  • Discount on Accessories
  • $50 per year Purchase Accrual, credit towards new equipment *Must remain in plan to keep accrual
  • 2 Year Inflation Protection, (price protected)
  • Water Heater maintenance included
  • Humidifier maintenance included and Pad replacement included
  • Refrigerant Adjustment if needed
  • Wax Outdoor unit

ACCA National Standard Task List

  • Blower Wheel Cleaning
  • Burner Cleaning
  • Clean Coils
  • Condensate Treatment
  • Humidifier Check
  • Media Filter Replacement

How does it add up to a potential $1,360 savings or more? Here’s what is included in the Platinum Plan and the approximate value it saves in material and labor.  Some of these tasks are only done on certain equipment and not on all equipment, see our Home Comfort Protection Plan for more details.

  1. Cleaning the blower wheel, up to $165.75
  2. Cleaning the drains/traps, up to $165.75
  3. Changing batteries in thermostat, up to $8.08
  4. Replacing the hot surface ignitor, up to $228.81
  5. Wax the outdoor unit, up to $120.07
  6. Add refrigerant, THIS IS NOT A REPAIR, up to $264
  7. Replace T &P (Temperature and Pressure) valve, up to $257.80
  8. Clean inlet / flue pipe, up to $165.75
  9. Heat exchanger minor cleaning, Up to $82.88
  10. Purchase accrual per year, $50
  11. Hot water tank maintenance, $99
  12. Chemically Clean Coils, (if required), $75
  13. Condensate treatment, $25
  14. Humidifier check, $48
  15. Replace One Media Filter $51
  16. No Service Charges, $158 for two calls
  17. Air Freshener, $5

Gold Home Comfort Protection Plans

Our Gold HCPP complies with Energy Star recommendations for annual maintenance and is based on ACCA standard 5 . With potential savings of $261 or more!

Main Program Features:

  • Meets Energy Star Recommendations
  • 3 Year parts and labor warranty
  • No Service Charge
  • Same Day Priority Status
  • Pre-Season Scheduling
  • Minimum 15% discount in repair parts
  • Discount on add on accessories
  • Discount on Accessories
  • $25 per year Purchase Accrual, credit towards new equipment *Must remain in plan to keep accrual

ACCA National Standard Task List

  • Condensate Treatment
  • Media Filter Replacement
  • Clean Coils

How does it add up to a potential savings of $261 or more? Here’s what is included in the Gold Plan and the approximate value it saves in material and labor.  Some of these tasks are done on certain equipment not on all, see our Home Comfort Protection Plan for more details.

  1. Condensate treatment, $25
  2. No Service Charges, $158 for two calls
  3. Replace one media filter, $51
  4. Purchase accrual per year, $25
  5. Water Clean Coils, $10
  6. Air Freshener $5

Silver Home Comfort Protection Plans

Our Silver HCPP is based on ACCA standard 5 . Potential savings of $158 per unit! 

Main Program Features:

    • 2 year parts and labor warranty
  • No Service Charge
  • 24 Hour Priority Status for repairs
  • Pre-Season Scheduling
  • Minimum 15% discount on repair parts
  • Discount on Accessories

How does it add up to a $158 savings? Here’s what is included in the Silver Plan and the approximate value it saves in service calls.

*No Service Charges, $158 for two calls

Do these savings seem too good to be true?

Here’s an example with made up numbers just to show the basic difference between not having a HCPP and how it pays for itself.  In this example we have a pretty standard Miami Valley customer with a thermostat, natural gas furnace, air conditioner, humidifier, media filter, and a made up repair equaling $650 that involved a leak in the lineset that was repaired. before any discount is applied that we do a heating and cooling check on in the course of a year. All prices listed are up to amounts.

ItemPlatinumGoldSilverNone
Replace Air Filter$0$0$70$83
Clean Blower Wheel$0$166$166$195
Clean Drains and Traps$0$166$166$195
Change Thermostat Batteries$0$8$8$9
Replace Hot Surface Ignitor$0$229$229$269
Wax Unit$0$120$120$141
Refrigerant$0$264$264$264
Service Charge (two per year)$0$0$0$158
Chemically Clean Coils$0$79$79$98
Water Clean Coils$0$0$10$12
Condensate Treatment$0$0$25$28
repair cost (minus refrigerant)$328$328$328$386
Air Freshener$0$0$0$5
Humidifier Check (includes New Panel)$0$45$48$48
Water Heater Maintenance$0$99$111$111
Totals$328$1,503$1,624$2,002
Savings Total$1,674$499$379$0

Is this example a little extreme? Not if you follow the manufacturer recommendations for annual maintenance, Energy Star requirements for annual maintenance, and ACCA Standard 5 requirements for maintenance.  Not to mention the Purchase Accrual Program for Platinum and Gold HCPP. Up to $50 per year is earned by staying in the program and that money is used to help pay for a new system when it is time for a replacement system.

Remember that the Gold Plan gets another year of parts and labor warranty and same day service priority.

To get more information and to sign up, call us at 937-325-0636 or contact us online!

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5 Reasons why annual maintenance on your furnace makes sense and saves you money!

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At Hauck Bros., Inc, we are in the business of customer service and building relationships with our clients. We focus on service over new sales because not every repair means it is time for a new furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner. According to Consumer Reports, with proper professional annual maintenance, furnaces typically last up to 18 years. We focus on those 18 years and how to make your furnace last as long as possible.  We want you to be comfortable, have a healthy indoor environment, and have your HVAC units operate as efficiently as possible.  Next month, we will go into more detail about our Home Comfort Protection Plans and the differences in each plan.  This month I will focus on why having annual maintenance makes financial and logical sense and what you can do as a homeowner or business to help maintain the lifespan of your HVAC equipment. From ACCA, Standard 4, “Conducting regularly scheduled inspections, maintenance, and remediation of HVAC systems prolongs equipment efficiency, promotes healthy clean air, supports lower utility costs, guards against unexpected failures, and prolongs equipment life. Occupants and the environment will both benefit.”

Yearly Maintenance Benefits in Detail

  1. Some manufacturers warranties require them to keep their warranty valid.
    • All manufacturers recommend annual inspections and maintenance be done by a qualified licensed professional. This is to ensure that their product is always at peak performance and to make sure only well-trained technicians are working on their product.  In short, with proper maintenance the manufacturer can guarantee their product for the life of the warranty.
  1. Having annual maintenance by the same servicer gives the client a history of each unit to rely on for recommendations and analysis.
    • At Hauck Bros. we keep records of your equipment history including maintenance and repair history for you as long as you are at your address. We use these histories to make recommendations on repairs and even replacements when the time comes for it. If you are selling your house, you can tell the new homeowner that Hauck Bros. has serviced your unit since you have had it and they have all the records of everything that has occurred with your HVAC system.
  1. Ensures your furnace maintains its peak efficiency.
    • When do some people call for service on their furnace? When they get a bill that is 2-3 times or more than their normal heating bill.  Having yearly maintenance on your furnace will ensure it is in peak condition and hopefully avoid costly wear and tear damage that may impact your furnace’s efficiency.
  1. Promotes healthy air.
    • Part of the annual maintenance is making sure to address parts of your HVAC system that affect indoor air quality.  The filter should be changed regularly, the blower wheel should be inspected, drains and traps should be cleaned, the intake and exhaust should be inspected, the indoor coil should be cleaned, should check for gas leaks. These are just some tasks that should be performed annually. They ensure your safety and ensure your system is operating in a way that improves the indoor air quality.
  1. Annual maintenance can prolong your furnace lifespan.
    • Minor problems are caught and repaired before they become big problems. Big problems can be caught before they become catastrophic problems. From the heat exchanger to control board to the filter, every aspect of your furnace is checked, tested, or inspected, this ensures there can be no doubt your furnace is in top shape for the upcoming heating season and for years to come.

What can you do yourself?

  • Make sure to inspect, clean, and/or change your air filters once a month
  • Listen to your system while it’s operating. If you hear unusual noises or vibrations, it might indicate a problem with your furnace
  • Smell. If you smell gas, call the gas company immediately.
  • Install alarms. Carbon Monoxide detectors are mandatory with fossil fuel furnaces. Install a water/freeze leak detector. This ensures if there is a backup of water or if it freezes you will be alerted immediately.
  • Make sure all supply and return ducts are obstacle free and clear of debris.
  • For fossil fuel furnaces, make sure the exhaust flue is clear of obstacles, debris, and nests.
  • Make sure to not store flammable objects around the furnace.
  • Make sure that only Licensed, Qualified, or if possible, Certified Professionals perform maintenance on your furnace.

How does having an annual maintenance agreement save me money?

  • With all of our Home Comfort Protection Plans, you receive a discount on any repairs.
  • With all of our plans there is never a charge for service call.
  • Our Gold and Platinum plans include the price of the filter once per year.
  • Our Gold and Platinum plans include the price of cleaning coils.
  • Our Gold and Platinum plans feature a Purchase Accrual credit that accrues each year. This Accrual is used towards the purchase of new equipment when the time comes.
  • By catching small problems before they become bigger problems, the repair costs by comparison would be lower.

At Hauck Bros., Inc. we feature Silver, Gold, and Platinum Home Comfort Protection Plans (HCPP), starting as low as $21 per month. Our Gold and Platinum HCPP meets Energy Star® Recommendations for annual service . Out Platinum HCPP meets ACCA, Standard 4 recommendations. Contact us via e-mailphone, or in person to learn more.

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