By: Patricia Cermignano

Each September, Bob Cermignano Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. sends out a letter reminding customers to have their HVAC unit cleaned before the start of the heating season. Regular maintenance helps provide longer lasting equipment, reduce utility bills, reduce repairs, provide a more comfortable indoor environment and protect your investment. During a heating performance tune-up, you can expect technicians to:

  • Check thermostat operation
  • Check fan limit control
  • Check blower operation
  • Check gas valve
  • Check fan speed
  • Check fan belts
  • Check temperature rise
  • Clean and/or replace standard air filter
  • Check all wiring connections
  • Check and clean all burners
  • Check burner ignition
  • Check pilot and pilot safety
  • Check and oil fan motor bearings (if needed)
  • Check smoke pipe, chimney base and proper drafting of chimney
  • Check draft hood
  • Check all pressure switches
  • Check PVC intake and exhaust piping
  • Check circulator pump and couplings
  • Check high limit safety control
  • Check low water cut-off
  • Check and clean gauge glass
  • Check safety relief valve

While having regular maintenance performed to your HVAC system helps maximize the life expectancy of your system and helps ensure optimal performance, it cannot prevent normal wear and tear of your system. In addition to having a performance tune-up on your HVAC unit each season, Bob Cermignano Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. offers seasonal energy savings agreements to help best protect and service your HVAC system through the entire season. Your investment in an energy savings agreement includes:

  • Free 24-Hour Priority Service: When you have a HVAC emergency, Bob Cermignano Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. will respond to service requests for service agreement customers within 24 hours of calling our office.
  • 10% Off Replacement Parts: If your HVAC system needs any parts replaced, service agreement customers will receive 10% off the necessary parts.
  • Energy Saving Coil Cleaning (when needed): Dirty coils reduce energy efficiency and force your unit to work harder, causing parts to wear out faster, and shorten the life expectancy of your unit. At the time of your maintenance tune-ups, the condensing coil will be cleaned; however, if an evaporator coil needs to be cleaned, an additional fee will incur.
  • No Overtime Charges: If you have a HVAC emergency outside of normal business hours, service agreement customers will not have to pay any overtime charges.

The 2018 Heating Energy Savings Agreements are valid from September 30, 2018 through March 30, 2019. If you did not receive a letter in the mail or are a new customer and want to sign up for an agreement, please visit our website at to download the 2018 Heating sign-up form.

If you haven’t had your heating system checked yet this season, there is still plenty of time! For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call our office at 610-642-6323 or visit our website