North Central Florida Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

When Is the Best Time to Schedule AC Maintenance?

Monday, April 1st, 2019

air-conditioner-being-worked-onThe short answer to this is, if you want to prevent sudden AC repairs, right now is a great time! Most HVAC professionals will recommend that this service is done in the spring. This allows you plenty of time to get the service on your schedule at your convenience, without worrying about techs being too busy with emergency service calls. Of course, it gets warmer even faster here, so the earlier you get your tune-up, the better.

There really is no better time than now to start preparing to use your air conditioner on an hourly basis. There are a couple of things you can do on your own, like cleaning debris away from the outside unit of your air conditioner and making sure you change the air filter of your HVAC systems every 1-3 months. But to truly protect the efficiency and performance of your air conditioner, you’ll want to invest in professional AC maintenance.

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The Impact of Humidity on Your AC (And Why This Means You Need Maintenance!)

Monday, March 18th, 2019

young-woman-looking-hotWere you aware that humidity can actually hurt your air conditioner?

Consider this—humidity is excess moisture that comes with the high summer temperatures we deal with here in the Gainesville area and beyond. The moisture makes us uncomfortable and feel even hotter since we can’t sweat, so we turn our air conditioner’s thermostat as low as it will go to try to cool off faster. This makes your air conditioner work harder (harder than it should have to, by the way) and therefore increases wear and tear on the system.

In addition, you’ll have done nothing to actually rid your home of that excess humidity, leaving you still uncomfortable, prone to property damage, and prone to illness brought on by the development of mold and mildew.

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What Happens During AC Maintenance and Why It Matters

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

technician working on outside unit of an air conditionerIf you’ve read our blog before, you’ve likely seen us tout the benefits of maintenance. There’s a good reason for this, which we’ll get to below. But a common question our customers have about this service is, “what exactly does a technician do during maintenance?”

We get it, you care about where your money is going, so perhaps you may wonder if the maintenance service you’re paying for is worth it. We’re sure you also care about how efficiently your air conditioner functions, since after all, if it’s not operating as efficiently as possible, it will cost you more to run over the years than it should.

It would take a pretty lengthy post to go into extensive detail about every step a technician goes through during air conditioning maintenance in Gainesville, FL, but we want to share with you a few of the most important ones. This should give you a pretty good idea of how maintenance helps your AC system run better and last longer.

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Tips for Keeping Cool This Summer

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Stock image of a single family house in FloridaNobody needs to tell you that our summers can be pretty miserable. If it’s not the heat you have to contend with, it’s the humidity, which makes it feel even hotter than it is. We live in one of those places where coming home at the end of the day is a relief, because we can finally cool off! Well, that is, if you have a functioning air conditioner.

The best way to ensure you’ll keep cool this summer is to schedule Gainesville, FL air conditioning maintenance. This allows our expert HVAC technicians to fully inspect your cooling system for any signs of problems. We’ll also thoroughly clean the system, make any necessary adjustments, and alert you to repair needs so you can get those on your schedule right away.

Scheduling this service once a year (or, twice a year if you have a heat pump system) is vital to helping you keep cool this summer, but not the only method of doing so.

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