Heating and AC Maintenance

Affordable and Proactive HVAC Maintenance for Central Florida Homes

Drawing upon our vast experience working on all sorts of HVAC systems, we take a detailed approach to your home’s AC maintenance. We know how important it is for you and your family to have a comfortable temperature and good indoor air quality. We’ll help your home feel great all year long in Ocala, The Villages, Gainesville, and throughout Central Florida.

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Why Your Residential HVAC System Needs Regular Maintenance

All air conditioners require preventative maintenance to keep them running smoothly throughout their lifetime. Performing preventative maintenance can ensure your unit operates at the highest efficiency without premature breakdowns.

If you have central air, your system also depends on a clear and efficient duct system. Obstructed drain lines, clogged vents, and poorly insulated ducts can prevent your AC from working properly. As a result, it runs harder than it should and burns out sooner.

In short, regular preventative maintenance can help improve the efficiency of your air conditioning unit. This prevents more serious problems from developing and — best of all — helps you save money on your electricity bill.
How Often Should I Change My AC Filter?

Most systems will need a new AC filter every 1-3 months. Even if you buy a filter that says it will last 3 months, you should change it as soon as it starts getting filthy. That may be sooner if you have furry pets running around your house!

A dirty air filter in an air conditioning unit can interfere with the machine’s ability to circulate conditioned air throughout the room. As a result, the air conditioner can run longer each day.

You might notice you’re often changing the thermostat setting because the room feels too hot even though the unit is running. This is a sign that the system isn’t able to circulate air efficiently enough.

Dirty filters lead to dirty condenser coils, which can cause the refrigerant compressor to run harder. This draws more amps from your electricity service and results in higher electricity bills. a dirty coil can also force the compressor to work much harder and can result in premature failure of the compressor. 

As you see, it’s vital to replace the filter regularly — and often! But that’s just the tip of the iceberg that is complete HVAC maintenance.

What’s Involved in Residential HVAC Maintenance?

Extend the life of your air conditioning unit by taking care of it throughout its working life. Air conditioners work best when they are regularly serviced and cleaned as needed. If one part fails to work as it was designed to do, it can cause stress to the entire air conditioning system and result in a total breakdown. Our expert HVAC techs can spot these failing parts before that happens. 

Keeping all parts in good working order means less stress on the equipment overall. The unit functions better over the long term and it can last much longer than a unit that has not been sufficiently maintained.

Preventative maintenance can save a lot of money in repair costs by catching small problems before they become bigger, more expensive problems. The cost to check and clean the condenser coils is generally much lower than the cost of replacing the compressor.

Preventative maintenance can also detect other issues such as a water leak in the system that could cause damage to the AC unit or your home’s structure.

What is an HVAC Preventative Maintenance Agreement?

A Preventative Maintenance Agreement (PMA) is a pre-scheduled appointment to have HVAC professionals inspect your system and make any necessary repairs or replacements. This helps ensure things get fixed before they become bigger problems. Plus, it takes the stress off you as the homeowner to handle all those maintenance tasks yourself!

Customers who have a scheduled maintenance agreement in place enjoy added benefits, including priority attendance to any breakdown. (Great to have if your AC fails on the hottest day of summer!)

Best of all, you and your family will stay comfortable with an air conditioning system that’s operating at peak performance and efficiency.

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Contact us today to get started on a regular preventative maintenance schedule to save you money. Or, learn more about our Residential Maintenance Cost and see our 22-point checklist.
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