Just Right Maintenance

Technology makes life easier, and that sounds better when you imagine just how cold or unbearably hot your home would be without a heating and cooling system in winter or summer. However, such a system needs maintenance to ensure its optimal performance. The guys at Just Right can do it for you.

 

What Just Right Professionals Check For During Maintenance

A HVAC system is designed in a way that makes it easy for our smart technicians to do maintenance, repairs, and replacements. During maintenance, our experts focus on key actions that include boiler maintenance, duct design and maintenance, adding boiler zones, freeon recharge, ductwork, furnace maintenance, boiler air purging, air conditioning maintenance, and refrigerant recharge.

It doesn’t matter which brand of heating and cooling system you have installed in your home. With Just Right, everything is Just Right. Call us today for a free service estimate.

Safety Issues To Keep In Mind

One of the most sensitive safety issues in a HVAC system is gas leakage – especially carbon monoxide. In fact, gas leakage should be a serious safety concern when dealing with any type of gas appliance. To ensure total safety, it’s best to plan for an annual maintenance routine to clean the furnace and fix repairs in time. This way, you and your family live in a safe environment.
When you contact Just Right for repairs and maintenance, our technicians show up promptly and well-prepared for the job at hand. We handle maintenance, repairs, and replacements with absolute professionalism that speaks of our good experience in the service industry.

Just Right Tips On How To Avoid Equipment Failures

The good thing about most appliances, especially those in heating and cooling systems, is that they don’t just stop working without prior warning. If your HVAC system becomes faulty, you may notice some weird smells, a decrease in its efficiency, and an increase in noise when it’s turned on. All those are signs of potential failure.

On the bright side, the warnings give you ample time to reach out for technical assistance from professional entities like Just Right. At such times, the best move is to contact us immediately and have your system attended to right away.

Remember: The longer you wait, the worse the situation could get and the more it could cost you to fix. You don’t want that.

More than two-thirds of costly repairs are due to lack of maintenance, and a breakdown is likely to happen during the weather extremes that we frequently see in WNY. Avoid unexpected repairs by having your maintenance performed annually by the experts. Safety is also a reason for performing regular maintenance.

Just Right: Why Your HVAC System Needs Regular Maintenance

For starters, effective maintenance routines increase the service life of the system by keeping it in perfect working condition. Also, it saves you money in the long run as it stays as good as new, meaning that it retains its optimal efficiency and uses less power – and that saves you money on utility bills.

When you conduct regular maintenance of your HVAC system, any potential safety issues are identified and solved way before they turn into risks. The last thing you need in your home is a sudden, unexpected safety incident that could potentially hurt you and your family. Just Right is a professional entity specialized in maintenance, replacement, and repair of HVAC systems.

Safety Concerns
Carbon monoxide and gas leaks are two of the primary concerns while operating any gas appliance. An annual furnace cleaning and maintenance visit ensures that your equipment is running safely and efficiently, allowing for peace of mind.

Avoiding Equipment Failures
If you notice anything out of the ordinary (louder operation, smells, reduced efficacy) call us immediately. There is a good chance it is about to start working all together and some parts are difficult to get after-hours so don’t wait until the end of the day.Anticipation of

Future Repairs
Regular maintenance will alert you to potential problems before they become a costly inconvenience.


PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR UNIT
Adding Boiler Zones
Boiler Air Purging
Refrigerant Recharge
Freon Recharge
Duct Design & Maintenance
Complete Ductwork
Air Conditioning Maintenance – All Brands
Furnance Maintenance – All Brands
Boiler Maintenance – All Brands

Preseason operation checks ensure that your system is working properly and alert you to any potential problems, avoiding delays in service when you really need your system to work.

Spring: On the first 70° day of spring, try your air conditioner.
Fall: On the first 60° day of fall, try your furnace.

Air Conditioner: Outside Condenser
Your air conditioning’s condenser and evaporator components includes refrigerant, electrical connections, a coil, a fan, a line set, a blower, a pump, a thermostat and other parts. All of these components and parts should be inspected and maintained at least annually to prevent breakdowns and costly repairs.

Spring Prep:

Wash the outside of the coil off with a garden hose (no pressure washers) to remove any debris such as cotton seed. You can continue this practice as often as you like throughout the summer. The more often, the better!

Winter Prep:
Wash the outside of the coil off before shutting down, place a piece of plywood on top of the unit with a brick on it to hold it in place to prevent snow and ice from falling and collecting on the fan blades. If you choose to fully cover the condenser, purchase a good quality canvas cover designed for outside condensers. Do not cover with plastic!!.turn the circuit breaker to your condenser (in the main panel in the house) off at the end of the cooling season. This will eliminate mice from making your condenser a warm winter home and chewing all your wires!

Battery-Operated Smoke Alarms & CO2 Detectors
Check and replace the batteries during Daylight Savings Time changes in spring and fall.

Boiler
Avoid costly repairs and keep your boiler running at peak efficiency. An annual inspection by an expertly trained boiler service technician will give you the confidence, and assurance knowing that you’re getting the most out of your boiler. It’s important to do an annual check for natural gas and carbon monoxide leaks, especially if your boiler is several years old.

During boiler maintenance, a technician will test every aspect of your boiler system including checking safety controls, water levels, and relieving air. Keeping your boiler running at its best will ensure maximum home comfort while reducing your utility bills, and avoiding untimely repairs.

Check boiler pressure; make sure it matches what you were told it should be for your home.
Bleed the radiators (not the baseboard ones) once a year in the fall.
Refill boiler with water as needed. We provide boiler maintenance.

High-Efficiency Boilers

Newer models of boilers are more sophisticated and complex, requiring annual maintenance to run at their expected efficiency.

Condensate Pump
Remove plug on top of the condensate pump and pour a cap full of bleach inside the pump to cleanse the drain line approximately every 3 months.

Air Cleaners and Air Filters

APRILAIRE 2200, 2210 AND 2400 – On average the filter needs to be replaced annually. Households will differ so check every 6 months and change more often if needed.

4″ THICK BOX FILTER – On average these need to be replaced every 6 months.

1″ FILTERS – These filters should be changed every month.

Electronic Air Cleaners

APRILAIRE 5000 – Replace the filter every 6 months to 1 year or as needed. Clean the control electrode every 3-6 months.
DYNAMIC – Check and replace filter every 2-4 months.
HONEYWELL – Check the cells every month, clean as needed. The cells can be washed in the dishwasher. Check the pre-filter every 1-6 months.

Fancoil (Blower Coils)

For attic systems, make sure to clear the water out of the drain line in the fall to prevent water from freezing and cracking the line. You can either run some antifreeze (pink RV) in the drain or blow it out with air. You could also run your system in the fan mode for a few days prior to shutting it down to dry out the drain.
It is also a good idea to cover the registers to keep warm air out of the ducts in the winter. This can lead to condensation buildup and water leaking at the registers. An easy way to stop airflow in the return is to replace the filter in the return with a new one still in the plastic (DON’T FORGET TO REMOVE IN THE SPRING).
Follow instructions for outside condensers listed under “Air Conditioners.”

Humidifier
Humidifier Control for summer shut-off mode:

Digital Humidifier Control in Automatic Mode – No adjustment is necessary.
Digital Humidifier Control in Manual Mode – Set the knob to the “OFF” position.
Manual Humidifier Control – Set the knob to the “OFF” position.
Change the water panel annually in the fall season before the furnace runs.

For Aprilaire (AA) Models 400, 400M, 500, 500M, 600 and 600M, close the bypass damper (which is the part of the humidifier with a small damper handle) for summer mode, and open it for winter operation.If you see condensation on windows, turn the control down one number for 48 hours before readjusting, continue adjusting over time until no condensation appears on windows. See owner’s manual for further guidance on humidity settings.

Thermostat
Replace the batteries once a year if applicable, usually 2 AAs.”Expect honesty and absolute knowledge. Expect the owner himself to always call you back-same day before the job, or after you’ve already paid- guaranteed. Expect your experience to be just right. We are proficient in all systems.”

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