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Is preventive AC maintenance really worth it?

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Show your AC some love!

Just like regular tune ups for your car, regular preventive maintenance for your AC will help you avoid those breakdowns that almost inevitably come at the worst possible time, prolong the life of your system, and save you money in the long run.

Without regular preventative maintenance, your HVAC system loses about 5% of its original efficiency with every year of operation, making your energy bills higher. A properly serviced HVAC system will also do a better job of dehumidifying your home and keeping you comfortable.

You never want your AC to break down in the heat and humidity of a Florida summer, but supply chain disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have also made it difficult to get replacement parts so, now more than ever - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

If it's been a while since you've shown your AC some love, call 941-921-7208 to schedule a preventive maintenance visit or, better yet, ask us about our maintenance agreements.

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Is your AC ready for a Florida Winter?

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Believe it or not, Florida Winters can put your HVAC system through the wringer.

One day it’s in the high 80s and the next you’re cranking up the heat and piling on the blankets. Make sure your AC system is ready for the Florida Winter Workout by following these easy steps:

  1. Make sure your air filter is clean.

Dirty air filters affect your indoor air quality and they force your AC to work harder than it needs to. If you haven’t changed your air filter in a while, now would be a great time to do so.

  1. Program your thermostat for the “Heat” setting.

When switching from the “Cool” setting to the “Heat” setting, make sure you set the thermostat to a temperature that will provide comfort as well as energy savings and, if you’re ever tempted to use the “Em Heat” setting, read our What is Emergency Heat? blog first.

  1. Schedule a maintenance visit.

Regular preventive AC maintenance is the best way to ensure trouble-free operation and peak performance throughout the year. Our maintenance agreements include two 32+ point inspections per year and our maintenance agreement customers enjoy 15% discount on any service need that may arise during the contract year, after-hours service calls billed at our non-emergency rate, and discounts on all system replacements. Click here to learn more about our maintenance agreements.

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