Preventative Maintenance Plans

Introducing Our Preventative Maintenance Program!

There are two main things that will ensure that your heating and cooling equipment will last and perform as it should; a quality installation (as provided by Montani Mechanical Group’s factory trained and licensed installers), and regular preventative maintenance. Let’s face it; you wouldn’t drive your car for 100,000 miles without an oil change, so why would you expect to run your heating and cooling equipment year after year without having it maintained? Most equipment manufacturers even require that your equipment undergo regular routine maintenance to keep the warranty in place.

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Regular routine maintenance is vital in making absolutely sure that your system won’t fail you when you need it most; when it’s extremely hot, or extremely cold. This isn’t always just a nuisance, it can sometimes result in costly repairs due to pipes having frozen in the winter time, vet bills for your pets overheating, or if you have small children or elderly people in the residence, extreme temperatures can lead to serious health issues.

Carbon Monoxide

Here at Montani Mechanical Group, your family’s health and safety are our number one priority, and as part of our maintenance routine, we will do an inspection on your heat exchanger and flue pipe to see if there are any cracks in them. A cracked heat exchanger or damaged flue pipe can allow carbon monoxide to be blown into your home from your furnace.

Carbon monoxide (sometimes referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced by burning material containing carbon. Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause brain damage and death. You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it; but carbon monoxide can kill you. Because carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas, it is known as the “silent killer.”

When not properly ventilated, carbon monoxide emitted by gas furnaces and water heaters can build up. Early symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning such as headaches, nausea, and fatigue, are often mistaken for the flu because the deadly gas goes undetected in a home. Prolonged exposure can lead to brain damage and even death. In addition to our preventative maintenance, we strongly recommend that homeowners have carbon monoxide detectors in any home with gas appliances, and that the batteries are checked regularly.

What is Included?

As part of our maintenance routine, we will check the operation of all of your equipment, do a startup, and check the amp draw on all of the vital components of your heating and cooling equipment. We will also change out your air filters and clear your condensate drain lines. We offer bi-annual maintenances, and it includes two (2) routine scheduled inspections a year. This includes outdoor coil cleaning and adjustments as required to maintain peak operating efficiency.

Montani Mechanical Group will provide a planned preventive maintenance program tailored specifically to the customer’s covered equipment. All scheduled labor shall be performed during normal working hours, and all labor shall be performed with qualified personnel directly employed and supervised by Montani Mechanical Group.

Diagnostics and tests will be performed each season as follows:

Cleaning – condenser coil surfaces, fan impellers and blades, electrical contacts, nozzles, pilot and igniters.

Aligning – Belts drives, drive couplings, coil fins, air fins.

Calibrating – Safety controls, pressure and temperature controls

Adjusting – Belt tensions, refrigerant charge, fan RPM, superheat, burner fuel/air ratios, gas pressures, set points of limits and controls.

Lubricating – Motors, bearings, linkages

Clearing – Primary and auxiliary Drain Lines

Painting – To control corrosion (on an as needed basis)

Changing – Air filters on each visit (homeowner should replace between maintenances as required)

Test and Inspect

Montani Mechanical Group will provide labor and travel to test and inspect all covered equipment to ensure proper operation as follows:

  • Testing – For excessive vibration, safety controls, flue gas analysis, combustion and draft, crankcase heaters.
    Inspecting – For worn, failed or doubtful parts and overall proper unit operation.

Emergency Service

Under our Agreement, Customer shall benefit from 24 hour priority service (an emergency service fee of $50 may be required, regularly priced at $100). No overtime charges for After Hours, Weekend or Holiday Emergency Service.

Parts and Supplies

Under this Agreement, Customer shall receive a 15% discounted rate on parts, supplies and labor charges.

Seasonal Start-up and Shut-Down

Equipment start-up and shutdown will be performed as required.

Additional Services

Water Heater Maintenance: Most homeowners are not aware that draining your hot water tank annually is recommended by most manufacturers, and can help to prevent excessive scale and calcium deposits (sediment) from accumulating in the bottom of the tank. This can cause your tank to fail or lose efficiency. Additionally, making sure your gas hot water heater and the area around it is kept clean is important to ensure proper combustion. Montani Mechanical Group will make sure that your tank is kept in proper working order for an additional charge of $60 (ordinarily a $95 charge).

Boiler Maintenance: Boiler maintenance is available upon request.

 

Rates:

Number of Systems

Cost per Inspection

Cost Annually

1

$60

$120

2

$90

$180

3

$120

$240

Water heater maintenance is an additional $60

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