AC Maintenance

Maintain and Protect Your HVAC System

Have you ever felt the stress of needing AC repair? With regular AC maintenance, you are far less likely to have to deal with that stress in the future. Like any machine, your AC unit requires some attention to continue running smoothly. AC maintenance may seem just as burdensome as having the oil changed in your car, but you’ll be thankful to have done both in the long run.

Why Is AC Maintenance Important?

Without regular air conditioner maintenance, you can expect a progressive decline in the performance of your air conditioning unit alongside a consistent increase in your utility bills as the unit struggles to keep your home comfortable. On the other hand, regular AC maintenance can benefit your household in many ways, including:

  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Enhanced unit performance
  • Keeps your warranty valid on your unit
  • Increased unit longevity
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Less risk of unexpected HVAC repair costs

How to Know if You Need HVAC Maintenance

The simple answer to whether you need regular maintenance is “yes.” Any HVAC system requires maintenance at least once per year. Optimally, you should be having your unit serviced by a qualified HVAC technician regularly, once in the spring and once in the fall for cooling and heating performance, respectively. However, if you are only going to plan for an annual maintenance service, early spring is the ideal time to prepare your unit for the warmer weather here in Florida.

Comfort Temp technician checking a large AC unit condenser outside a building with customer

AC Maintenance With Comfort Temp

Beneficial Steps You Can Take Yourself

While our team can provide the thorough care your unit needs during an HVAC service call, there are some key steps that you can take to ensure the optimal performance of your unit all year long, including:

  • Changing your AC air filters. This is one of the most important things you can do to keep your HVAC unit running smoothly. AC filters need to be changed every month or two months depending on the filter type and household conditions. Replacing a dirty or clogged filter can save your household up to 15% in energy consumption.
  • Clearing debris. Remove any debris you notice immediately surrounding your outdoor unit. Don’t let any leaves pile or risk any branches getting stuck in the unit.
  • Getting ready for winter. If you don’t plan to use your AC unit during the winter months, it may be helpful to cover the outdoor component to protect it from any inclement weather during the season.

How Our Team Can Help

Our team of qualified service professionals in Gainesville and Jacksonville know exactly what to look for during an AC inspection and can offer immediate remedies to any potential issues that might hurt your unit’s performance and longevity. With thorough cleaning and purification practices, your unit will be rejuvenated to optimal performance. There are many crucial components of an effective maintenance service that can be difficult for most homeowners to complete on their own, including:

  • Cleaning the evaporator coils
  • Cleansing and straightening the coil fins
  • Clearing the condensate drains
  • Ensuring the proper amount of refrigerant
  • Checking for leaks within the unit and ductwork
  • Checking fan motors and condenser units are clean 
  • Inspecting the electrical components
  • Verifying that the thermostat is working correctly

The maintenance checklist can be overwhelming to the eyes of many homeowners. However, our team provides efficiency alongside their expertise, guaranteeing an effective and efficient service.

Don’t Put Off Your Next AC Service

The time to check in on your air conditioning system is before something goes awry. Don’t wait until you notice a problem to call for service; be proactive and allow our team to ensure your family’s complete comfort.

The value of maintenance should be reduced costs and more predictable comfort. That’s why Comfort Temp ensures affordable services, saving you both time and money in the long run. And if you’re worried about AC maintenance costs, our planned maintenance programs starting as low as $19/month!