ULTRA 20 POINT TUNE-UP

Regular *tune-ups are an important part of maintaining your heating and cooling system. HVAC systems in Tucson normally run for over 4000 hours each year! That would be like your car running at 45 mph for 180,000 miles. Ultra wants to help you and your family “Live Comfortably” so we recommend that you tune up your HVAC system twice a year, once before winter and once before summer, to be prepared for the temperature extremes in the desert.

For a Limited Time, Ultra is offering a $49 Tune for your entire system – heating and cooling.

Residential customers only. This offer is good Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM excluding weekends, evenings and holidays. Realtor inspections available for $199. Some restrictions apply.

*See below for full list of what is included in the 20 Point Tune-up.


This type of regular maintenance has many benefits including:

  • It keeps your manufacturers’ warranty valid.
    Your manufacturer may not honor a warranty if your unit has not been properly maintained. We recommend regular maintenance and that you keep record of the services performed in case you need it for a warranty claim. Better yet, join the Ultra Performance Club and let our Nate Certified Technicians maintain your system and keep records for you.
  • Save money on your heating and cooling bills.
    According to the U.S. Department of Energy a homeowner can save up to 10% annually on their energy bills when properly maintaining their HVAC systems. Regularly maintained systems last longer, saving you money in the long run.
  • Assures a more reliable heating and cooling system.
    Regular tune- ups will minimize the cost of repairs by catching problems and fixing your system before serious, more costly repairs.
  • Safety.
    Whether gas, electric or both HVAC systems must be properly inspected and maintained to prevent a number of dangerous situations. We check for safety issues such as gas leaks, carbon monoxide leaks and electric shorts which can be prevented through regular maintenance. Ultra’s tune- up can help identify these issues before they become a serious and more costly problem.

What does the 20 Point tune-up include?

COOLING CHECK UP:

Thermostat
Thermostat – Check for loose connections that may cause unit short cycling. If possible, check or calibrate temperature readings.

Air Flow MeasureSplit Temperatures – Measure temp drop as air passes through evaporator coil. Ideal temperature drop should be approximately 17-20 degrees.

Air Filter CheckAir Filter – Inspect and advise on existing air filter by looking for debris that may be restricting air flow in the return and try to inspect the face of indoor coil.

Blower WheelBlower Wheel – Check for proper operation and ensure for proper balance. Check to make sure blower wheel is clean and free of build up.

Duct WorkAir Ducts – Make sure air ducts are clean and free of growth. Look for signs that may indicate leaks in ducts. (Cold air in attic or insulation in ducts).

disconnect boxDisconnect Box – Make sure all connections are tight. Look for signs of metal fatigue or signs of overheating (bluish-green).

fusesFuses – Check fuse condition. If fuse is swollen or bad, check disconnect box for loose connection or leaks that may be allowing water inside.

contractorContractors – Check switch for worn or pitted points. Check part for possible discoloration or burnt wires.

starter kitStart Kit | Relays | Transformers – Inspect all parts for loose wiring or worn out parts, and ensure parts are securely mounted.

Run CapacitorRun Capacitors – Check microfarads on all caps. Recommend replacement if they are not within 10%. Check for oil leaks or voltage drop.

compressorCompressor – Check starting amp draw along with running amps. Compare to unit ratings. Look for burnt wires at compressor terminal.

FreonRefrigerant – Check system pressures to ensure proper charge on unit. If the system needs more than 2 lbs DO NOT add refrigerant until leak is found and repaired.

Condenser MotorCondenser Motor – Check amp draw against max ratings. If needed, oil motor. Check for loose bearings or damaged fan blades.

Condenser CoilCondenser Coil – Check temperature split on coil. Should be approximately 30 degrees. Ensure coil is clean of debris and fins are not damaged.

Blower MotorBlower Motor – Check motor amperage and compare it to motor ratings. Oil motor if needed. Check to ensure of proper motor speed.

Evaporative CoilEvaporative Coil – Check and make sure both sides of the coil are clean. Dirty coils will cause poor system performance, early breakdown, as well as poor Indoor Air Quality.

Condensation DrainCondensation Drain – Make sure drain is free of debris and bacteria growth. Check PVC for loose or cracked parts. Look for overflow signs (rust).

PlenumPlenum – Make sure plenum (elbow) is sealed correctly and that no air is escaping to the outside. 8 out of 10 elbows leak, usually underneath.

InsulationInsulation – Check the insulation by blower to make sure it can’t be sucked in. Check tubing on suction line. Worn insulation affects system efficiency.

Safety ControlsSafety Controls – Check to make sure that the safety and high-pressure controls are functioning.


HEATING CHECK UP:

Thermostat
Thermostat – Check for loose connections that may cause unit short cycling. If possible, check or calibrate temperature readings.

Air Filter CheckAir Filter – Inspect and advise on existing air filter by looking for debris that may be restricting air flow in the return and try to inspect the face of indoor coil.

Blower MotorBlower Motor – Check motor amperage and compare it to motor ratings. Oil motor if needed. Check to ensure of proper motor speed.

Runs CapacitorRuns Capacitor – Check microfarads on all caps. Recommend replacement if it is not within 10%. Check for oil leaks or voltage drop.

Blower WheelBlower Wheel – Check for proper operation and ensure for proper balance. Check to make sure blower wheel is clean and free of build up.

Carbon MonoxideCarbon Monoxide – Test furnace and plenum with meter for any possible leaks. Test all supply registers with meter for any possible leaks.

BurnersBurners – Check for a solid blue flame. If orange or yellow flame appears look for cracked heat exchanger, dirty burners, or poor exhaust flow.

Heat ExchangerHeat Exchanger – Examine heat exchanger for cracks or signs of stress or fatigue. Shut down unit if you suspect that there may be a problem.

Gas LineGas Lines – Inspect all gas lines for possible leaks. Use soap and bubbles and check common known areas where leaks often do occur.

Temperature RiseTemperature Rise – Determine changes in temperature between supply & return air. Check this with the allowable rise listed on the units rating plate.

Safety ControlsSafety Controls – Check door safety switch sequence of safety operations. Also check all other auxiliary safety devices.

Indoor CoilIndoor Coil – Check indoor coil to make sure it is not restricting air flow. Check for possible leaks that may decrease systems performance.

DraftingDrafting – Ensure of proper flame. Look for signs or rust or blockage. If signs exist, look to see if the flue needs to be cleaned or replaced.

fan controlsLimit Switches & Fan Controls – Check limit control for proper cut-in & cut-out. Disconnect the power to blower and test upper limit switch.

Ignition SwitchPilot / Ignition Switch – Check for flame quality and roll out. Look for hard ignition or any sign of delayed ignition. Check warm up time.

Duct WorkDuct Work – Check both the supply and return air ducts cleanliness. If in attic, check to see if any air ducts have collapsed or separated.

Heat StripsHeat Strips – Check sequences, fan continuity, safety controls, limit switches, and element connections. Check amperages throughout.

Crank Case HeaterCrank Case Heater – Use amp probe to ensure the crank case heater is functioning. If it is not, oil may foam and reduce compressor viscosity.

Defrost ControlsDefrost Controls – Try to send unit into defrost to check its function. Inform occupants of what they can expect during defrost.

Split TemperaturesSplit Temperatures – Take split temp to measure efficiency. Poor split temps indicate bad airflow.


Comfort, Reliability and Efficiency.
You can count on an Ultra professional to take care of your heating and cooling system with a regular tune-up.

Call us today and discover how we can help you: (520) 392-8008.

Disclaimer​ : For Residential Customers only, During Normal Business Hours Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM” and “other restrictions may apply”

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