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January 29, 2020

As a homeowner living in the Los Angeles area, you know how important it is to keep your home in good condition. Regular heating and air conditioning maintenance is essential to ensure a comfortable home and prevent unexpected breakdowns. 

We know that many homeowners want an idea of what to expect from a service visit. Maybe you want to get an idea of what you’re paying for. Or, perhaps you’re anxious about someone poking around in your attic. We get it! That’s why we put together this quick guide to walk LA homeowners through a typical HVAC tuneup visit from Brody Pennell. 

Schedule an Expert HVAC Service Technician

Scheduling your HVAC tuneup visit is simple. Our online form collects all of your information and your preferred day and time for the visit. After submitting the form, one of our friendly customer service representatives will call you to confirm your appointment time. If you prefer to speak to someone right away, you can call us at (310) 896-4911. We can schedule most appointments within just a few days!

We Care for Your Home Like It’s Our Own

When our smiling technician arrives at your front door, he or she will be wearing our collared logo-embroidered uniform.

 After introducing themselves, the technician will them don shoe covers before entering your home With these shoe covers on, you can trust that no dirt or dust will be tracked into your home from our team. We will also take care to lay plastic cling over any carpet or rugs where we will be providing service.

 Inspection, Testing, and Tuneup

For one heater or air conditioner, the entire visit will take about 1.5 hours. It may take longer if your system hasn’t had recent service, your unit is in a tough to reach location, or if you have more than one unit requiring maintenance.

Our visits include three main areas: 

Inspection – We will inspect the condition of your equipment by doing some visual checks. We look for rust or other visual signs of wear and tear. We will also check for common problems, like blockage in the condensate drain. 

Testing – Using modern tools and equipment, we’ll check to ensure your system has proper voltage, refrigerant charge, and airflow. Our technicians will operate your equipment in different modes and ensure it is functioning correctly. 

Tuneup – We will lubricate any moving parts, rinse dirty components, and change out your air filter. If your system requires any small, quick fixes we will take care of it right then. 

Our HVAC tune-ups are comprehensive and include inspection of the most critical components. We know that many homeowners wonder, do I really need HVAC maintenance? To put it simply – if you want your air conditioner and heater to last as long as possible before replacement is required, annual maintenance is a no-brainer. 

Wrapping up a Tuneup Visit

Once our tuneup procedure is complete, we will share our findings from the visit. One of the main benefits of an HVAC tune-up is that you’ll know about potential problems before it causes a breakdown. 

If there is anything that concerns us that might need your attention, we will explain the problem in detail and provide solutions. Our team will inform you how critical a repair may be and whether it needs to be done right away or if it can wait a few months. 

In some cases, we can take care of repairs during the same visit. But other times we will need to return for the repair. This is especially the case if a specific part is required to complete the fix.

Maintenance Agreements – The Simple Approach!

Like most people in LA, you are a busy person. You may fully intend to schedule an HVAC tuneup, but it just doesn’t happen. It slips your mind, or you just keep putting it off. 

That’s why we offer HVAC maintenance agreements. As a member in Brody Pennell maintenance agreement program, you’ll never have to remember to schedule. We will reach out to you – making it as easy as possible. Our members get preferred scheduling time, like evenings and weekends. Plus, the cost of a maintenance agreement is more affordable than scheduling maintenance visits individually.  We encourage you to read more about the benefits of a maintenance agreement, and give us a call if you’d like to sign up. Our number is (310) 896-4911.

About The Author

Brody Pennell

Since 1945, Brody Pennell Heating & Air Conditioning is the committed to helping homeowners in the greater Los Angeles area experience total home comfort. In 2021, the readers of the Los Angeles Times voted Brody Pennell the Best HVAC Company in the area.

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