RE: What steps do you guys follow during AC Maintenance on residential Equipment

Hey Guys

With Cooling season approaching my companies cooling tune-ups are going to be in full force. My question for you guys is how do you approach your cooling tune-ups?

  1. How long is the average visit?
  2. how long do you spend in the house
  3. do you charge extra for chemical clean and rinse?
  4. if the blower wheel on the furnace/ah is dirty is it an extra cost to the customer to clean
  5. How deep do you go with cfm measurements? is a simple static check with blower chart good enough or do you pull out the toys (hotwire,Vane ect)

I am a new apprentice and my company is a rather large outfit with a lot of maintenance plans so just trying to see how I can improve


CoryRay Rookie Asked on March 3, 2018 in Residential HVAC.
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The only issue I have with washing it first is the amount of time it takes to dry and get a good reading. I guess I could do the leaf blower trick. If in house my delta is good then I usually test everything than clean.

Rookie Answered on March 3, 2018.

I would suggest doing it first after customer intro, check stat.  Then go wash condenser before going down to do your stuff in the basement.  If you’re able to let the unit run for 10-20 minutes the airflow across the coil should be enough to dry it off IMO.  

on March 3, 2018.
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