Planned Heating and Air Conditioning Maintenance | Spurk HVAC

Spurk HVAC offers planned maintenance services to customers in Pittsburgh, Cranberry Township and its surrounding suburbs. Planned maintenance is predetermined work performed to a schedule with the aim of preventing the sudden failure of key equipment components.

Planned Maintenance


Planned Maintenance Helps To:

  • Reduce heating and cooling costs

  • Prevent costly repairs and breakdowns

  • Provide peace of mind

  • Extend equipment life

  • Protect your investment

Dirt and neglect are the number 1 cause for heating and cooling failure. One of the most important steps you can take to prevent future problems and unwanted costs is bi-annual maintenance. When done properly, maintaining your system will save you money on energy bills and, just as importantly, help your systems last longer. Enjoy the peace of mind that only comes with knowing your systems have been serviced by qualified technicians.

Inspections Evaluate the Conditions of:

  • Systems general physical conditions

  • Thermostat calibration and operation

  • Indoor and outdoor coil condition

  • Heat exchanger condition

  • Venting components

  • Filters

  • Control wiring and operation

  • Indoor blower motor

  • Airflow and temperature rise

  • Outdoor fan motor and blade balance

  • Contactor and relays

  • Indoor and outdoor unit wiring and connections

  • Compressor performance

  • Refrigerant charge

  • Defrost components

  • Reversing valve operation

  • Refrigeration lines and insulation

Planned maintenance can often spot small problems before they become large ones.

Outdoor Maintenance Checks Cover:

  • Check unit for proper refrigerant charge

  • Check suction and discharge pressures and temperatures

  • Inspect condenser coil and cabinet – chemically clean coil if needed

  • Inspect fan motor and fan blades for wear and damage

  • Inspect electrical compartment and wiring connections

  • Test contactors, relays, capacitors, sump heat and other components

  • Inspect  compressor function and associated tubing for damage

Indoor Maintenance Checks Cover:

  • Inspect blower motor and wheel – clean if needed

  • On older models, lubricate motor and inspect fan belt if needed

  • Replace filter if needed

  • Check draft inducer/combustion motor for proper operation

  • Inspect and clean condensate drain lines (and pump if applicable)

  • Inspect burner assembly and clean in place if needed

  • Inspect ignition system and safety controls – clean and adjust if needed

  • Perform combustion analysis to ensure safe CO levels

  • Inspect flue system – check for proper attachment to the furnace and for signs of corrosion

  • Inspect electrical compartment, control board, associated controls, wiring and connections

While Your System is Operating:

  • Monitor system starting characteristics and capabilities

  • Listen for abnormal noise

  • Search for source of unusual odors

  • Monitor air conditioning and heat pump systems for correct refrigerant charge

  • Measure outdoor dry bulb temperatures

  • Measure indoor dry and wet bulb temperatures

  • Measure high and low side system pressures

  • Monitor gas furnace for correct manifold gas pressure – make adjustments as needed

  • Measure temperature rise and adjust airflow as needed

  • Check vent system for proper operation

  • Monitor systems for correct line and load volts/amps

  • Monitor system operation per manufacturer’s specifications

  • Recommend repairs or replacement as necessary