HVAC Maintenance

HVAC Maintenance in Little Rock, AR

What Happens During a Maintenance Appointment?

The specifics of your maintenance appointment will depend largely on what type of system you have. Thankfully, the heating and cooling experts at Russell & Lemay Plumbing & Heating are able to handle maintenance appointments for a variety of systems including air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps. All appointments will generally cover:

  • Spring 21 Point Tune Up
  • Fall 18 Point Tune Up
  • Plumbing 12 Point Check-up performed with each tune-up
  • Same-day Service for Maintenance Customers
  • 10% Discount on Parts needed for Heating & A/C work. This discount is for parts only, not equipment.

We give honest assessments at fair prices, and we’ll never try to sell you a service you don’t need. Our technicians just want to ensure that you get all the benefits of a regularly maintained HVAC system! 


Spring 21 Point Tune Up

• Check compressor amps
• Check condenser fan motor & shield
• Check condenser fan blade
• Oil condenser fan motor
• Check condenser fan motor amps
• Chemically clean condenser coil
• Check compressor contactors
• Check compressor safety overloads
• Check relays and capacitors
• Check refrigerant and pressures
• Check evaporator coil
• Check & clear drain trap & line
• Change / clean filter: size:
• Check blower bearings
• Check blower wheel
• Check blower / change belt
• Oil blower motor
• Check blower motor amp draw
• Check wheel rotation
• Check thermostat operation
• Tighten all screws


Fall 18 Point Tune Up

Gas Furnace
• Check heat exchanger cells
• Check heat exchanger
• Check gas valve operation
• Clean & check pilot / spark ignitor
• Clean burners
• Check & clean burner crossovers
• Check all safety controls
• Check blower motor rotation
• Oil blower motor
• Check / change belts
• Check blower motor bearings
• Change / clean filter
• Check for gas leaks
• Check flue pipe
• Check humidifier
• Check thermostat operation
• Set heat anticipator
• Tighten all screws

Electric Furnace / Heat Pump
• Check all electric heater elements
• Check amp draw
• Check all electrical connections
• Check 4-way valve operation
• Check defrost control & operation
• Check emergency heat switch & operation
• Check compressor amp draw

Benefits of Regular HVAC Maintenance

In order to keep your heating and cooling unit in prime condition, you should schedule maintenance at least twice a year. Have your HVAC system checked out in the spring (just as the weather starts warming up) and in the summer (when the chill rolls back in). The benefits of these regularly scheduled inspections include:

•Extending the lifespan of your unit

•Saving money on utilities

•Preventing costly repairs

•Keeping your home comfortable

•Ensuring your unit is running safely

•Maintaining the system’s warranty

If you haven’t yet scheduled this season’s maintenance appointment, give us a call!