6 Steps to Care for Your Air Conditioner

Summer is the season to care for your air conditioner. In addition to running on high to keep you cool, July 3rd through August 15th marks Air Conditioning Appreciation Days.

At United Refrigeration, Heating and Air, we also care to share in the celebration of National Air Conditioning Day on July 17th. Invented in 1902 by Willis Haviland Carrier, air conditioning is one of the greatest and most revolutionary inventions for a more comfortable way of life.

How to Provide Unconditional Love for Air Conditioners
For all that cooling comfort, here are tips for providing care, maintenance, and unconditional love for your air conditioners and HVAC systems:

  1. Maintaining: Most importantly, professional maintenance and timely repairs are at the heart of caring for your air conditioner.  As a full-service residential A/C repair and commercial HVAC service company, we are fully equipped to perform maintenance along with emergency repairs to keep your systems cared for all summerlong.
  2. Inspecting:  General inspections fall in line with preventative maintenance.  Having a professional technician carefully check your entire system could help you avoid a breakdown or prevent a careless issue. Ask United’s experts about our preventative maintenance programs and inspections to protect your HVAC systems.
  3. Cleaning: Cleaning and preventing corrosion are imperative steps for HVAC care. Water and leaks are dangerous threats to your system.  United’s cleaning and maintenance service can help eliminate corrosion, while also optimizing systems for functionality.
  4. Filtering: Scheduled filter changes are vital for system efficiency. Your A/C filter removes debris and filters dust, dander, and other allergens in the air. A clean, new filter is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to care for air conditioners and HVAC systems.
  5. Shielding: Covering and securing your system is important, especially during Florida’s storm season. Straps, hooks, bolts, raised platforms, and covers can help protect units from the damaging effects of wind, rain, flooding, debris, and volatile conditions.
  6. Protecting: Show you care by protecting your air conditioner from other potential dangers like power surges or lightning strikes. This could be as simple as turning the power off to systems during a severe storm or during a power outage. Protect your system by waiting until the storm has passed or the power returns to avoid costly dangers.

United’s team cares for air conditioners and HVAC systems all around The Villages, Ocala, and surrounding areas of North Central Florida. Give us a call for evaluations, maintenance, repairs, and new installations to keep you cool throughout the summer.  

United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s team has helped keep systems running efficiently for over 30 years. Call 352-629-1187 to set your next appointment.

AC Inspections Spring Up in Florida

Springtime often prompts an increase in air conditioning inspections and maintenance services in Florida. That is because the spring months are primetime for real estate sales, and one of the number one things buyers must consider is the condition of a seller’s AC unit. 

If you are a seller, you will want to make sure your AC system is in tip-top shape before showing your home.  A damaged AC system with poor performance could reduce an offering price or cost you an entire sale.

HVAC Inspections and Maintenance


Smart homebuyers look at the age and quality of a home’s heating and air systems. In addition to requesting a copy of a seller’s maintenance records, most homebuyers will conduct a home inspection to ensure the quality of the system and ductwork prior to closing on a deal.

Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, it’s wise to schedule a professional inspection.  United Refrigeration, Heating and Air is your HVAC service company for inspections, preventative maintenance, repairs, and installations.

United’s trained technicians will:

  • Help you verify the age, brand, efficiency rating, fuel type, installation details, thermostat settings, warranties, and other information about the HVAC equipment.
  • Complete a maintenance check to determine if there is any damage, leaks, clogged filters, or corrosion in or around your system.
  • Check outdoor and indoor components as well as ductwork to make sure there aren’t any connection problems, gaps, debris, electrical problems, or other issues.
  • Ensure your units are properly covered, protected, and secured with bolts, hooks, and straps when necessary. 
  • Perform operational checks to ensure the system is performing efficiently.
  • Provide other services, repairs, and recommendations to support optimal performance.

Even if you are a happy homeowner not planning a move, an AC inspection and preventative maintenance check could protect you from any future problems with your heating and air conditioning. 

As a full-service residential AC repair and commercial HVAC service company, we are fully equipped to provide emergency services, preventative maintenance, and new installations for homes and businesses throughout Ocala, The Villages, and surrounding areas.

Our residential and commercial customers trust us to provide the stability you require for all of your heating and air conditioning needs.  Call 352-629-1187 to set your next appointment.