Why Do I Need to Keep Up With Preventative Maintenance?

I always get asked, "Jessica, why do I need to put my air conditioning equipment on a maintenance contract?"

Simply put, why wouldn't you?  Living in Florida means it's hot pretty much every day of the year - and your air conditioner never shuts off - just about every six months your drain line starts to get really funky - check out these pictures:



Gross, right?  I know.  All this sludge is why your ac unit shuts off.  If the water can't drain out of your pan - the unit will not turn on.  This growth only needs 3 to 6 months to block things off and ruin your whole weekend!

Routine maintenance of your Air Conditioning System is something you should not overlook.

Annual or Semi-annual* Preventative Maintenance can:

  • Reduce equipment breakdowns
  • Prolong equipment life
  • Save money on electric bills
  • Improve indoor air quality
  • Provide peace of mind with continuous comfort
  • Conserve natural resources
  • Our customer service specialists can arrange a 27-point equipment check-up. It takes only 45-60 minutes per system and can be scheduled for your convenience Monday-Friday. Available for your full-time residence, vacation home, rental property or office.

Florida Air Service’s Guarantee

  • Over 30 Years of Industry Experience – We’ve seen EVERYTHING
  • We’ll call you when your AC is ready for it’s service, so you don’t have to worry about it
  • Guaranteed, we have the best pricing in town
  • Flexible appointment times
  • You’ll automatically receive 10 % off on all parts or new installs
  • Experience means you’re getting only the best quality HVAC Solutions
  • 24 Hour Emergency Service 365  Days a year
  • All of our mechanics are Factory-Trained Technicians, continued education is extremely important – our techs keep up with the latest trends and solutions
  • We’re a Fast and reliable Team
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Check thermostat calibration

Clean or replace air filter

Check temperature drop across evaporator coil

Check and chemically clean condenser coil

Check and adjust airflow

Check and tighten all electrical connections

Check volt and AMP draw on motors

Check refrigerant charge

Lubricate all moving parts

Check and clean condensate drain

Check start and run capacitors

Visually inspect system for minor refrigerant leaks

Check time delay relay

Check contactor

Check main 220 volt electrical whip

Check compressor terminals

Check disconnect box and fuses

Check air conditioner power breakers

Inspect evaporator coil (when accessible)

Test cycle air conditioner for proper operation

These are just a few of the standard checks that should be performed by a reliable HVAC technician. Florida Air Service offers a full 26-point check-up to help ensure your system is operating efficiently and reliably.