The brief reprieve from air conditioner season in Florida is almost reaching an end, which means it’s a good idea to tack a bit of maintenance onto your spring-cleaning to-do list. Find out how something as simple as HVAC tune-ups can help you steer clear of high repair bills, high energy bills and long days in the Florida heat waiting for an emergency repair technician.
What Are HVAC Tune-Ups?
You know your vehicles need a good tune-up now and then, but you may not realize that your HVAC system does, too. HVAC tune-ups consist of handling important maintenance tasks and inspections, including:
- Tightening electrical connections
- Inspecting and straightening fins
- Checking controls
- Inspecting and adjusting blower motor and belts
- Changing air filters
- Lubricating all moving parts for better operation
- Condensate drain cleaning
- Coil cleaning
- Measuring levels of refrigerant and replacing as needed.
When are HVAC Tune-Ups Needed?
HVAC tune-ups should be conducted once a year for newer systems and ideally twice per year for systems older than five years. The best time for these services is during the spring or the fall. These are transitional periods when your system is shifting from heating to cooling, so it’s always good to make sure your system is ready to hit the ground running when the switches flip for the season.
Not only does this allow you to avoid needing repairs at the peak of the season, but a thorough once-over can also help your system run more efficiently overall, which means lower energy bills and a more comfortable home.
Ready to get your AC in fighting shape for the quickly approaching dog days? AMI Air Conditioning can help. From HVAC tune-ups to full system replacements and everything in between, the expert care staff is standing by to help keep your home cool throughout the brutal Florida summer.