May 10, 2020

Maintenance Agreements

Maintenance agreements offer several benefits in cities like St. Louis, MO. An HVAC Maintenance Agreement is similar to a business guarantee to an HVAC company like Scott-Lee Heating Company. For your loyalty, you are given some benefits like:

  • Priority customer status
  • Discounts of some parts
  • No overtime charges
  • Inflation Adjustments
  • Peace of mind

When you sign an agreement for maintenance of your heating, cooling, and ventilation system, you understand that regular inspections and HVAC tune-ups are important. This is how you keep the unit within the warranty. It is also how you ensure that it makes it to its expected life expectancy. Since the equipment is cleaned, lubricated, and tested, the unit is less likely to break down in the middle of summer or winter use. Energy efficiency is achieved more easily, which leads to lower energy costs. You are also less likely to incur costly repair costs. The following are the types of maintenance agreements offered by Scott-Lee Heating Company.

Air Conditioner Maintenance

It is said that the kind of weather experienced in your area is hot, humid, and damp as well as wet and wetter. So, you probably spend a lot of time indoors. While indoors, you probably want to be away from the humidity and damp weather. Therefore, your air conditioner probably gets a lot of use, which makes a maintenance agreement a must.

During the inspection, the air filter is first and foremost replaced. Many cooling system issues stem from a dirty air filter. These issues are very unnecessary and easily preventable. The refrigerant, evaporator temperature, and blower wheel are checked as well as the motor, compressor, and wiring connections. A technician also takes a look at the thermostat, the drain line, and the condenser coil. An experienced technician will be looking for obvious wear and tear. If there is nothing obvious, he will test the unit to make sure nothing is loose or burning.


The furnace comes in handy when the cold and wet temperatures arrive. To ensure the heating system is going to be able to execute its purpose, a technician cleans and examines the heat exchanger. The safety control, flue pipe, and diverter are checked while the burners are cleaned. The wiring, fan motor, and circuit board connections are inspected. For safety, the carbon monoxide level is checked, too.

A furnace can stop working at any time if it is not maintained. In the worst-case scenario, it can become a health hazard. You are, therefore, encouraged to ensure it is clean and its connections are not faulty.


The purpose of a humidifier is to aid moisture to air that is too dry. If your lips are chapped or there is a lot of static in your home, it means that there is no moisture in the air. To keep a humidifier healthy, an HVAC technician will:

  • Get rid of any calcium build-up
  • Clean the drain hose
  • Check the water flow
  • Replace the pad if necessary
  • Check operations

You are encouraged to clean the device after every use. As long as you do that, it should stay in good shape. Then, when the HVAC technician drops by for maintenance, he could do the heavy lifting without any major issues.

Electronic Air Cleaner

The most common electronic air cleaner is the air purifier. This a tech advancement that was manufactured for the HVAC industry so people can keep the indoor air quality of their home healthy. Everyone understands that outdoor air is full of different pollutants are different times of the year. It is a given at this point. When you are home, however, the air should be as healthy as possible. In addition to regular HVAC maintenance on your system, an air purifier is a complementary product. An air purifier captures at least 50 percent of the pollutants floating inside your house.

To keep an air purifier operating optimally, HVAC technicians will clean the device’s cells and pre-filters. They wash it, and then, re-install the cells. Once the air purifier is put back together, it is tested. Technicians will then double-check that the device continues to operate as expected.

Regular, precision maintenance on your heating, cooling, and ventilation system as well as any complementary products is to your advantage, especially since technicians in your area are readily available. To discuss a maintenance agreement, give us a call at Scott-Lee Heating Company in St. Louis, MO, to set up an appointment. We also offer air quality, repair, and installation services.