Keeping your HVAC system clean is one of the most important steps you can take in regard to improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your home. All of the air you breathe indoors at some point passes through your systems air handler. Many people get this confused with duct cleaning. That is important too, but is usually only necessary about once every 5 to 6 years. Right now we are talking about that box in your garage or attic which most refer to as "the air conditioner." Inside that box there is an evaporator coil that looks a lot like the radiator on a car. When the cooling fins get clogged with dirt, dust and allergens, the system works harder to move air, raising energy consumption by up to 20 percent. Many odors, like the musty smell you sometimes notice in homes, starts right there, on the coils and fins. Most people do not think about them being dirty because they cannot see them. They are hidden inside "the box." If people could see them, they would really get grossed out!
We use AirFlow Plus+ a product developed by CleanBreeze of America. The product is formulated for total source removal. This means we are able to cleanse your evaporator coil and condenser unit of dirt, allergens and other microscopic irritants that can make you uncomfortable and aggravate allergies and asthma.
Our IAQ Tune-ups have been proven to increase airflow by as much as 83 percent and lower energy usage by as much as 14 percent.
Our technicians are trained and certified by CleanBreeze of America, an organization that specializes in training contractors on issues concerning indoor air quality. Bradley Mechanical is the only Central Virginia HVAC contractor that is certified by CleanBreeze of America.
The Bradley Mechanical IAQ Precision TuneUps are a tough deal to beat. Our professional TuneUp teams perform a multitude of services, inculding important safety and performance evaluations. Two visits per year will insure that the investment you have made in your system will be protected. Systems serviced regularly are the last ones to experience unnecessary breakdowns. You will also insure that the foundation of good indoor air quality, cleaning the system every six months, is achieved.
Do not be fooled by TV commercials that offer "tune-ups" at prices too good to be true. These are just "flashlight" inspections that will be followed with add-ons that could end up costing you $300 or more per visit!
As an IAQ TuneUp subscriber, you will be on the top of the list when unexpected problems do arise and you will also be elibible for special discounts on future work and parts.
We have pricing available for one year, multi-year, single and multiple systems. Give us a call for details.
Here is a sample of what our Tune-up teams provide:
IAQ Precision Tune Up Check List (Warm Weather Season)
1) Clean or replace filters.
2) Clean condenser and evaporator coils.
3) Clean blower wheel.
4) Monitor and record refrigerant charge.
5) Verify and monitor controls. All safety tests must be completed.
6) Verify and monitor electric heat operation.
7) Verify defrost operation.
8) Verify duct integrity and airflow.
9) Check and record static pressure.
10) Oil motors when appropriate.
11) Verify integrity of electrical connections.
12) Clean and inspect condensate line and drains.
13) Treat indoor coil and drain pan with MicroBiocide. (Extra Charge)
14) Apply UV protection to outdoor unit cabinet.
IAQ Precision Tune Up Check List (Cold Weather Season)
1) Clean or replace filters.
2) Pull burners and check for cracks in the heat exchanger.
3) Pull blower assembly and check bottom of heat exchanger for cracks.
4) Disassemble blower and clean blower wheel.
5) Clean and treat indoor coil and seal coil area.
6) Clean drain line.
7) Clean heat exchanger.
8) Clean burners and pilot assembly.
9) Install new thermocouple.
10) Reinstall burners into furnace and reinstall burner cover.
11) Reassemble blower assembly.
12) Oil blower motor, if applicable.
13) Reinstall blower into furnace and restart furnace.
14) Check for flame movement when the blower comes on.
15) Check gas pressure. (3.5 wci NAT gas, 10.0 wci PROPANE.)
16) Check all safeties.
17) Inspect all electrical connections.
18) Verify and record amp draw on motors
IAQ Precision Tune Up Check List (ESA Customers)
Checklist includes all items contained in both the warm and cold weather lists above.