Plumbing Energy Savings Agreement +
- Plumbing inspection and tune up plus two HVAC visits for 198.99
- Special pricing guaranteed for 12 months on plumbing and HVAC repairs
Our licensed master plumbers will inspect many areas of your home’s plumbing system. Their mission is to find safety hazards, trouble areas, and deliver peace of mind with recommendations. The following is what we will look at:
- Water Pressure from the City: We will check to ensure it is below 70 pounds and will adjust the pressure regulator if applicable.
- Tank Water Heater: We will check all tank water heaters for safety, leaks, signs of corrosion, connections, shut off valves, vent piping, and temp pressure valves (T&P). We may be able to flush your water heater if it is within 5 years of installation, up to code, and if it has a metal hose bib.
- Tankless Water Heater: We will check all tankless water heaters for safety, leaks, signs of corrosion, connections, shut off valves, vent piping, and temp pressure valves (T&P). Yearly descaling of your tankless equipment is recommended and possible if the water heater is within 5 years of it being installed and descaled yearly.
- Bathroom: We will inspect sinks, faucets, shut off valves, drains, showerheads, tubs, and shower connections.
- Kitchen: We will inspect your dishwasher, sink, faucet, sprayer, garbage disposal, drains, and other plumbing-related accessories in your kitchen.
- Toilets: Does not matter where they are located, we will inspect and test for leaks, fill valves, supply lines, and shut off valves. Your plumber will make small adjustments if possible.
- Exposed Water Lines: We will inspect them and determine if there are any leaks, corrosion, or damage of any kind.
- Piping: We are experts at assessing old piping in homes. We routinely assess trouble piping, bad repairs, and hazardous materials. We will help you avoid likely failures causing damage to your home.
- Drains: We will inspect drains from top to bottom for leaks and clogs if visibly accessible. Sewer line inspections and clearing of clogs are an additional cost.
- Washing Machine: We check hoses, hose bibs, and drainage hoses for any signs of failure.
Estimates for any plumbing emergencies are free.
HVAC Energy Savings Agreement
- Two HVAC maintenance visits for 149.99
- Special pricing guaranteed for 12 months on HVAC repairs only, upgrade to ESA+, and benefit on plumbing repairs also
Our HVAC technicians will make sure each component of your system is tip-top, ducting and all. We do not recommend cleaning ducting runs due to potentially rupturing the flexible type of ducting or unseating metallic unions. Rigid metal ducting eventually rusts and we always recommend replacing it when it’s really bad, crushed, or disconnected in any way.
(Spring or just before Summer)
- Thermostat: All user controls for HVAC equipment will be assessed and cleaned to ensure they are ready for the heat of summer and wired correctly.
- Electrical: We will inspect electrical connections for loose wiring in your outdoor unit around the control board, capacitors, and emergency disconnect.
- Access AC Cycle, Monitor Volts and Amp draw: Most systems seem like they work fine but there are many electrical and mechanical signs of failure that will leave you uncomfortable when the first heat wave strikes. Early signs of problems include high energy bills and lack of maintenance on the AC. Prolonged high amperage draws on equipment burns it out and leaves it inoperable, and will cause the breaker to pop or melt high voltage equipment. This could potentially cause a fire.
- Check Refrigerant Operating Temperatures: The outside portion of your HVAC system is called a condenser or AC and typically has copper piping leading back to a coil made of aluminum and very small copper pipes. The cooling effect you get in your home is achieved through a delicate balance of air, refrigerant, and ambient temperatures. Likely causes of little to no cooling are micro leaks in refrigerant fittings over time or brazed connections at the AC unit or furnace. Improper refrigerant charges may damage your AC by slowing down the oil that lubricates the compressor, overheating it and drawing more power to force itself to run. We hope our technician can save you a headache.
- Check and Clean Outdoor Condenser: Debris on outdoor coil may reduce operational efficiency exponentially due to the refrigerant cycling through the tiny copper tubes between the aluminum fins. Our technicians use special solvents to clean your coil safely.
- Inspect your Primary and Secondary Drains: It is very common for us to find a leaking ceiling or flooded garage caused by condensation building up within your HVAC drain pans or lines. Every home is different and some have two systems but we will check each drain on both visits, hopefully saving you thousands of dollars on preventable water damage.
(Fall or just before winter)
- Inspect your Primary and Secondary Drains Again: It is very common for us to find a leaking ceiling or flooded garage caused by condensation building up within your HVAC drain pans or lines. Every home is different and some have two systems but we will check each drain on both visits, hopefully saving you thousands of dollars on preventable water damage.
- Check and Test Safety Controls: One specific safety measure is a pressure switch that shuts off your furnace in case something falls into the draft inducer motor for some reason and will shut it off, hopefully preventing a fire. Each home is unique and some have electric heat so we will inspect as we discover what you have.
- Monitor Furnace Cycle and Inspect Flue Draft for Safe Operation: We will run the machine and pay attention to any odd sounds, obstructions, electrical issues and ensure it is operating safely.
- Inspect Gas Pressure: We use a manometer to ensure the correct operation of the safety switch and burner efficiency. We have found some burners with micro-cracks that present themselves when heated.
- Check for Cracked Heat Exchanger: The reason why a cracked heat exchanger is especially dangerous on a gas-fed furnace is carbon monoxide seeping into your home through the ducting. A strong gas smell in the garage is always a sign the furnace needs significant service. Repair or replacement is outside of the scope of this membership. The technician will shut off the gas to the furnace and provide you a recommendation. Please keep the gas turned off to the furnace after the technician leaves for the safety of your home. We will not be held responsible if we decommission any furnace.
ONE HVAC diagnostic included with full ESA+ purchase. All HVAC service visits require a $110 diagnostic fee plus the recommended repair if it is approved. For more about our plumbing and HVAC memberships, give us a call at 707-446-1800.