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Helpful Tips Before You Call


Air Conditioning Self Maintenance
  • Change fiberglass filters every 3-4 weeks.
  • Change pleated filters every 6-7 weeks.
  • Change media type air filters once per cooling season and once per heating season.
  • Have your system tuned up and checked out once per season.  The average AC system runs 800-1000 hours a year, which is the equivalant  of putting 30,000 miles on a car in a year.
Troubleshooting AC Systems
  1. Make sure the thermostat is set correctly.
  2. Turn off the system then reset circuit breakers.
  3. Check the outside unit.  Make sure it is free of all vegetation and gets proper ventilation.  Trim back overhanging bushes and shrubs to prevent heat from being recirculated (which can increase operating costs 20-30%).
  4. Check the filters to make sure they are clean.
  5. Check for ice on the pipes of the outside AC unit.  Turn the unit off and call for service if you see ice.
  6. If your AC and heating system are linked, verify  that the furnace switch and Emergency switch are turned on (even if it's hot outside).
  7. Call for service after checking these items.
Heating Self Maintenance (Gas Heating Appliances)
  • Change fiberglass filters every 3-4 weeks.
  • Change pleated filters every 6-7 weeks.
  • Change media type air filters once a heating season.
  • Gas furnaces should be tuned up once a season.
  • NOTE: Mel Modern only installs, maintains and services gas heating appliances.
Troubleshooting Heating Systems
  1. No heat: Verify Emergency Switch is turned ON.
  2. Verify that the gas valve is turned to the "ON" position.
  3. Verify that the pilot light is lit.  Re-light the pilot light, if the equipment is so equipped, per the manufacturer's specifications.
  4. Call for service after checking these items.
Indoor Air Quality
  • Winter & Summer: Check the media to make sure they are clean.
  • Change the water panel once a season and keep the humidifier clean.