Caliente Combo Club
Protect Your A/C & Heating + Plumbing !
With San Antonio’s blistering summers, the number one killer of air conditioners is the lack of HVAC maintenance. During San Antonio’s mild winters, a problem with your heating system can be a health hazard for you and your family. With two short visits per year, you can play it safe and extend the life of your HVAC system for only $25 per month.
All-Inclusive Annual Maintenance
Your Combo Club advantages include:
- One Year Parts Warranty, excluding labor
- Two (2) Seasonal Tune-Ups per year A/C and heating
- One (1) Total Whole Home Plumbing Inspection
- Combo Club Priority Service within 24 hours
- Combo Club Free Service Calls (during normal business hours)
- Combo Club Reduced-Rate Emergency Service Calls — weekdays ($99 $49 after 7 p.m.) & weekends ($199 $99)
- 10% Off air purification and air quality products
- 10% Off repairs
- $25 per year credit towards equipment replacement
A/C & Heating Tune-Up Includes
When your certified tech comes out twice a year to check your HVAC system, your 18-Point Tune-Up includes but is not limited to:
- Check refrigerant level
- Inspect condenser fan motor
- Check contactor points
- Clean/replace standard air filter
- Check squirrel cage
- Check thermostat for proper calibration
- Check low-voltage wiring
- Check disconnect box
- Conduct full energy audit of A/C system
- Check compressor
- Tighten all electrical connections
- Inspect condenser coil
- Check evaporator fan motor
- Check temperature drop at the coil
- Check fan relay
- Inspect plenum
- Check breakers
- Wash outdoor condenser coils
Total Home Plumbing Inspection Includes
Your yearly Total Home Plumbing Inspection includes but is not limited to:
- Sinks, Faucets, and Drains – Check that faucets are running freely and water is draining rapidly
- Toilet, Tubs, and Showers – Check that toilets flush and fill properly and showerheads spray freely with no leaks
- 10-Point Water Heater Tune-Up – Drain and flush the tank water heater to remove sediment, make sure it is working properly with no leaks and that temperature is set correctly
Sign up today to extend the life of your air conditioning and heating units, check your plumbing, and protect your family!
Benefits Of Regular HVAC Maintenance
Maintenance agreements can save you time and money on your annual HVAC system inspections. Especially when they include discounts on repairs and installations like our Combo Club plan does. When you join our Combo Club, you’ll also be getting several additional benefits. Such as:
Many homeowners don’t think about the service for their HVAC unit until summer has started and it is hot outside. In San Antonio, that means you could be at the end of the line for the summer rush of air conditioner maintenance.
Don’t let this happen to you and suffer through the heat unnecessarily. We’ll make sure that you are notified in advance when it is time to schedule your service so you get taken care of before the big rush hits. This way, you’ll be sure to enjoy the hot summer in a comfortable home.
Your HVAC maintenance contractor will provide you with accurate documentation to show you what has been cleaned and inspected and the status of your system. This is a good idea because it will bring you a few benefits.
For one, with a lot of HVAC equipment, the warranty requires annual maintenance so this will give you the proof that you may need for your warranty. It also helps if you decide to sell your home to show the potential buyer that they are getting equipment that has been properly maintained. Lastly, your HVAC maintenance checklist gives you peace of mind as a homeowner knowing exactly what has been examined to keep your system in good shape.
Even when you have regular maintenance, your HVAC can develop issues that can detract from your indoor air comfort. You might even need to replace a part. Members of our Combo Club are first in line and get priority service within 24 hours and free service calls for your HVAC system during normal business hours. This is available year round but is especially helpful to San Antonio residents with central air during high-use times of the year — especially during the intense heat that comes during the summer.
Who wouldn’t want reduced pricing on their maintenance costs for heating and cooling? When parts and labor are needed, you’ll get what you need at a fraction of the cost. Save on emergency service calls, air purification and air quality products, repairs, and new equipment. Whether you need new refrigerant lines, heat pump, heat exchanger or something else, reduced pricing is going to put a smile on your face.
The older your HVAC system is, the more susceptible it becomes to wear and malfunction. Regular maintenance ensures that your HVAC system lasts longer and performs better which can save you from large replacement costs. It is just like getting an oil change for your vehicle. It helps it last longer and run better. It can cost thousands to replace your air conditioner or HVAC systems. Preventative maintenance can keep your unit from working harder for a long time so you can keep your home comfortable without needing a new HVAC installed very often.
With increased efficiency comes reduced energy use and lower utility bills. When your HVAC gets dirty — especially if you have an outdoor unit — or worn out, it starts to work much less efficiently. Not only does this drive your monthly bill higher, but your home becomes less comfortable as well. Plus, your HVAC technician may be able to suggest some quick and easy ways to help your home become even more efficient. This could be having your ducts cleaned, finding the right air filters, or something else in your home.
When minor equipment issues are not checked and resolved, they can quickly multiply into bigger problems. For example, a task like cleaning the coils can prevent a compressor failure and that is a costly problem that you don’t want to deal with. With regular tune-ups, your technician will be able to identify potential problems and prevent them from happening before they become an expensive hassle. Over the lifetime of your heating and cooling system, this will enable you to need fewer repairs and keep more dollars in your wallet. This is one of the biggest reasons to have a maintenance plan.
HVAC Maintenance Guide
Joining our Combo Club maintenance plan brings you several benefits for heating and cooling your San Antonio home. An efficient air conditioner, lower energy bills, and a trusted HVAC company that is on call to protect your family are just a few of them.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can just get your inspection two times a year and forget about all things HVAC the rest of the time. There are some things that a homeowner can do to keep your equipment operating efficiently and running smoothly all year long. The following tips will help to keep you cool in the heat of the San Antonio summer and comfortably warm in the winter.
Check fan blades. We recommend inspecting the blades on your HVAC unit periodically to make sure they are still in good condition. Check them when they are stationary and when they are in motion to see if there are any signs of damage and wear. Notify your HVAC technician if anything is damaged.
Carbon monoxide detector. Set a reminder in your phone to do a quick test of the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector and smoke alarm at least every three months if not every month.
Clean around the outdoor unit. You never know what you’ll find gathered around the outdoor portion of an HVAC system. Leaves, debris, and who knows what else can make their way to the area around your unit. Take a quick look at what’s there and keep it clean within two feet. Don’t forget to check it for grass clippings after you mow!
A level unit. A titled unit will not give you a steady performance in your heating and cooling or your energy costs. Check your HVAC system from time to time just to make sure that it is sitting level as it should be.
Good quality filters. The filters in your HVAC unit need to be changed frequently to prevent your system from having to work harder than necessary. It is recommended to check the filter every month and change it when necessary — probably at least every 90 days.
When people don’t do this, they likely have a dirty filter that causes additional wear and tear on your unit and makes it difficult to keep your home comfortable efficiently. You’ll save more on efficiency than you’ll spend on filters.
Sounds and smells. Anytime your heating or cooling comes on, pay attention to any new sounds or smells that you notice. If there is anything unusual, then it may indicate that there is a problem. Maybe something has become clogged or the moving parts are no longer moving as they should.
Check refrigerant monthly. The heating and cooling that you want in your home come from the refrigerant lines that come from the outdoor unit into your home. Lines that get worn out start to leak or detach. When that happens your energy efficiency and drops and you will have a hard time maintaining a comfortable amount of cool in the summer and warm air in the winter. Making sure your lines are good every month is a great idea.
Shutting registers. There’s nothing wrong with shutting some of the registers in your home. But you should max out at 20 percent of the registers being closed. Otherwise, you will put too much of a burden on your HVAC system because it is forced to work extra hard to keep your home comfortable.
Clear clogs. You don’t want mold and algae to build up and clog your HVAC system. There is a simple way to make sure that doesn’t happen. Every year you should mix bleach and one cup of water and pour it down the air conditioner condenser drain lines. This should clean out any unwanted buildup.
Shut off the humidifier. You don’t need to keep your humidifier running in the summertime. So, when the weather cools off and it gets close to time to turn on your heat, you can install a new filter and set your humidistat to 40 percent humidity. Then, turn on the water supply. Make this part of your annual maintenance plan.
Join The Caliente Combo Club
Call today to get started. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency services. We provide friendly services and quick solutions. Call (210) 330-3000 to start your HVAC maintenance membership.