Climate Masters Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Maintenance’

What Actually Happens During Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, August 15th, 2022

top-view-of-air-conditioner-with-wrench-on-topIf you’ve ever read our blog before, then you might already know how much we talk about maintenance. This is due to how vital of an HVAC service this is. Many folks think this is a “luxury” AC service that only homeowners who can afford it get for their air conditioners. However, AC maintenance is really a preventive necessity, for a variety of reasons.

The primary reason maintenance is so important is that it allows our technicians to spot small wear-and-tear issues with your cooling system before they even have the opportunity to grow into a large repair need. This helps your cooling system operate more smoothly, and even last longer.

But what actually occurs during this service? Read on to find out!

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“How Often Does My AC Need Maintenance?”

Monday, June 6th, 2022

hand-writing-in-calendarWith summer right around the corner, you might be asking yourself, “How often do I need my AC serviced?” Now’s the time!. While it might be tempting to wait until it’s hot outside, spring is really the best time to schedule AC maintenance. 

But in addition to when, you also need to know how often. In general, standard air conditioners require yearly maintenance whereas a heat pump that’s used all year long typically requires maintenance every six months. 

At Climate Masters, we believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. For this reason, we also know why scheduling St. Augustine air conditioning service in the spring is so important. 

In this post, we’ll go over why spring is the best time to schedule AC maintenance and how it can offer benefits all year long. 

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What Happens During My AC Tune-Up?

Monday, February 15th, 2021

checklist-with-red-markerYou’ve heard us talk about maintenance, but do you know why it’s so important? First off, it will help your cooling system work more efficiently. This means you won’t have to pay any more than you should in order to use your AC. Additionally, it reduces wear and tear and repair needs, meaning your air conditioner will last longer, too. A well cared for air conditioner can last about 10-15 years, but without tune-ups you can expect yours to last maybe half of that.

We typically recommend air conditioner maintenance in the early spring, before you’ll need the system the most. But consistency is what’s most important here—you should have maintenance done at least once a year for a central air conditioner. Also, in a climate like ours, it doesn’t really matter what time of the year it is! Although it’s worth noting that it can be harder to schedule a tune-up during our busier summer months as technicians are out on emergency service and repair calls.

So, what does maintenance entail, exactly? How can we convince you of its importance? Read on!

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“Do I Need Late-Season AC Maintenance?”

Monday, September 28th, 2020

technicians-working-on-air-conditionerIf you ask an HVAC contractor in almost any other part of the country, they’ll tell you the best time for air conditioner maintenance is in the spring, before you need your system the most. It’s not that this is untrue for folks in our area, but what matters the most wherever you are is that maintenance is done consistently, no matter the time of year.

In Florida, late-season AC maintenance can be necessary even if you had spring maintenance done this year, depending on just how hot and humid our summer was, and what kind of shape your air conditioner is in, age and repair wise. Ultimately, maintenance helps your system work more efficiently and last longer. So, regardless of the time of year, if you haven’t had a tune-up in a year or so, go ahead and schedule it now! Read on to learn why this service is so important.

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Is It Ever Too Late for AC Maintenance?

Monday, July 6th, 2020

technician-servicing-air-conditionerThe short answer to this is, “no!” Well, okay, maybe it’s not that simple. If your air conditioner has completely broken down to the point that it’s beyond repair, then it is too late for maintenance. However, you can avoid this with consistent tune-ups, no matter the time of the year.

Air conditioning maintenance is something we typically recommend our customers have done in the early spring, given how consistently warm our weather is and how much work our cooling systems go through. Having maintenance done this early gives your air conditioner the best chance of making it through the entire summer season without the need for sudden repairs. Plus, it alerts us to small repair needs so you can get them on your schedule right away.

But as we said, consistency is what’s important. As long as you’re having AC maintenance done at least once a year (or twice a year if you have a year-round heat pump system). Read on as we illustrate why this is so important.

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Have You Scheduled Your AC Tune-Up?

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

technician-working-on-outdoor-ac-unitRelatively speaking, it’s still fairly cool out for now. In fact, you may even still be using your heating system pretty consistently at night. But we do live in Florida after all, which means soon enough your attention will turn to your cooling needs. When that happens, don’t you want to make sure that your air conditioner is well prepared for all the work that’s about to be expected of it?

The #1 method of doing this is by scheduling maintenance for this very important home comfort appliance. Maintenance allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust your system—plus we’ll check for repair needs so you can schedule them right away and mitigate emergencies later on down the line.

Wondering if maintenance is really worth it? Read on!

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It’s Not Too Late to Schedule Your AC Maintenance Services

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Air-conditionersIs it a little late to schedule an appointment for air conditioning maintenance? Sure—but it’s never too late!

If you haven’t contacted a professional air conditioning technician to tune-up your AC this summer you’re putting your home comfort at risk. Air conditioning maintenance is a great way to increase your comfort, lower your bills, and give yourself peace of mind throughout these Florida heatwaves.

We understand that not all HVAC contractors are built equal. Searching for a team that you can trust is a lot easier than said sometimes. You don’t have to scour the Internet or phone a friend when you want a great AC technician though, you can contact us for HVAC maintenance in St. Augustine, FL.

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Now is the Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Florida has always had more temperate winters in terms of temperature, and the days will be boiling hot again before you know it. Before the summer rolls around again, you need to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for the extra strain. The best way to do that is to schedule preventive maintenance for it.

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How Long Will My Air Conditioner Last?

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Purchasing and installing a new air conditioning system is a big commitment, whether you are a first-time owner or replacing an outdated unit. One question we never fail to hear is, “How long can I expect my air conditioner to last?” There are average lifespans associated with each type of air conditioning system, but the truth is that a lot depends on you, the homeowner. Let’s take a closer look.

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Preventive Maintenance Agreements

Friday, July 26th, 2013

With a high quality heating and air conditioning system, you can enjoy year round comfort that is both extremely effective and highly efficient. Of course, considering how hard these systems work for you throughout the course of the heating and cooling seasons, you cannot expect them to operate perfectly forever. With a preventive maintenance agreement from the St. Augustine maintenance professionals at Climate Masters, you can keep your HVAC equipment working at truly exceptional performance and efficiency levels. Contact us today to learn more. We believe that you deserve truly outstanding, uninterrupted comfort, and our preventive maintenance agreements are a great way to help you achieve that goal.

Enrolling in a preventive maintenance agreement with the qualified professionals at Climate Masters allows you to keep your home comfortable nearly worry-free, and you enjoy a number of added benefits. You’ll receive 2 annual visits: one in the heating season, and another in the cooling season. Operating pressures within the condensing unit will be checked, and your condensate line, drain pan and float switch will be cleaned. The temperature rise across your condenser coil will be measured to ensure proper operation, and your evaporator coil will have its temperature drop checked and the entire coil and cabinet assembly will be washed. All air flow will be checked, along with the refrigerant levels and heat strips, and we will also lubricate all moving parts.

Put simply, a preventive maintenance agreement is the best way for you to protect the condition of your heating and air conditioning systems while guaranteeing the quality of their performance. We value the comfort of our customers, and we go to great lengths both in the services we provide as well as the quality of those services to protect and maintain that comfort. Contact us any time to learn more.

If you have not yet taken advantage of our preventive maintenance agreement, call now to discuss the many benefits further. You may just decide that this is the peace of mind you’d like throughout the heating and cooling seasons. There is no such thing as a perfect HVAC system, but with the services of the St. Augustine HVAC maintenance professionals on the Climate Masters team, you can rest easy knowing your equipment will operate as reliably as possible.

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