Maintenance Checklist
Maintain your equipment to prevent future problems and unwanted costs. Keep your cooling and heating system at peak performance by having a K2 Mechanical do annual pre-season check-ups.  so it's best to check the cooling system in the spring and the heating system in the fall. To remember, you might plan the check-ups around the time changes in the spring and fall.

A typical maintenance check-up should include the following.
  • Check thermostat settings to ensure the cooling and heating system keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are away.
  • Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors. Faulty electrical connections can cause unsafe operation of your system and reduce the life of major components.
  • Lubricate all moving parts. Parts that lack lubrication cause friction in motors and increases the amount of electricity you use.
  • Check and inspect the condensate drain in your central air conditioner, furnace and/or heat pump (when in cooling mode). A plugged drain can cause water damage in the house and affect indoor humidity levels.
  • Check controls of the system to ensure proper and safe operation. Check the starting cycle of the equipment to assure the system starts, operates, and shuts off properly.
Cooling Specific
  • Clean evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils. Dirty coils reduce the system's ability to cool your home and cause the system to run longer, increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
  • Check your central air conditioner's refrigerant level and adjust if necessary. Too much or too little refrigerant will make your system less efficient increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
  • Clean and adjust blower components to provide proper system airflow for greater comfort levels. Airflow problems can reduce your system's efficiency by up to 15 percent.
Heating Specific
  • Check all gas (or oil) connections, gas pressure, burner combustion and heat exchanger. Improperly operating gas (or oil) connections are a fire hazard and can contribute to health problems. A dirty burner or cracked heat exchanger causes improper burner operation. Either can cause the equipment to operate less safely and efficiently.
Actions To Do Yourself
  • Inspect, clean, or change air filters once a month in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump. Your contractor can show you how to do this. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, leading to early failure.
This video teaches you to properly use your programmable thermostat.
Making your home more energy efficient with ENERGY STAR can help to reduce high energy bills, improve comfort and help to protect the environment.

    K2 Mechanical Corp. has many years experience in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry. We pride ourselves on being a one stop shop that is able to meet all of our client’s needs. Our goal is to provide the highest quality design and installation services on schedule and on budget along with outstanding customer service.
    At K2, We understand that time and money are crucial to success and we strive to go above and beyond our client’s expectations. Our Service department provides expert service for your heating and cooling system.
    Your heating and cooling equipment is a large investment and in order to protect that investment extend its life, an HVAC maintenance agreement is a must. K2 Mechanical offers various seasonal maintenance agreements to fit your budget and desired coverage. All of our plans give you priority service and discounts on future HVAC repairs and system replacements and most of all, peace of mind knowing you have a reliable and trusted company you can call if issues arise.In addition, an HVAC maintenance plan will help lower your energy costs, extend the life of your heating and cooling equipment, reduce or eliminate the need for costly furnace and air conditioning repairs, and increase the performance of your comfort systems



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