HVAC Maintenance – What to Do and When to Do It


HVAC maintenance will keep your unit working in top shape! The best way to prolong the life of your AC system and heating system is with regular preventative maintenance service.  Preventative maintenance will ensure trouble-free operation and peak performance when you need it most. Pre-season maintenance is important, you should have a Spring AC Tune Up service to get ready for summer and a Fall Heater Tune Up to get ready for winter. Pre-season HVAC tune-ups will help lower your energy bills and help to avoid a system failure when we get severe hot or cold weather!

As much as two-thirds of the energy in your home is used by your heating and cooling system uses so it is critical to make smart choices to improve the efficiency and overall performance of the unit


  • For a system that heats and cools: spring and fall maintenance is required
  • For cooling system only: once a year maintenance in the spring before the summer heat
  • For furnace only:  once a year maintenance in the fall before the winter cold

HVAC Maintenance Tips

Schedule Seasonal Maintenance

Annual system maintenance service should be performed in March or April, one to two months before the summer season begins. You can save over 20% on your heating and cooling costs by keeping your system clean and running effectively according to research.

Evaporator and Condenser Coils Should Be Cleaned Once or Twice Annually

“A dirty condenser coil can increase energy consumption by 30%” according to the U.S. Department of Energy.  The coils should be cleaned during seasonal maintenance.

Inspect, Change or Clean Air Filters At Least Monthly

Dirty filters increase energy costs and damage your HVAC equipment which leads to early system failure. Change your filters often and you can also reap energy savings.

Keep the Area Around Your HVAC System Clear

Your air conditioning unit needs proper air flow and circulation so trim plants and shrubs near your unit.  Keep the condensing unit free of debris.

Maximize Air Flow

Annually cleaning your vents and registers help them to circulate air as efficiently as possible.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

Programming your thermostat to change the temperature while you’re away or sleeping and can cut an energy bill by 10% or more.

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