Air Conditioner Maintenance

Air Conditioner Maintenance

A good HVAC maintenance plan calls for a comprehensive check on your entire AC system by an experienced contractor every three to six months to make sure your system is running smoothly, at its maximum capacity, and its minimum energy consumption.

Regular HVAC service can be compared to regular car maintenance: you can pay a little bit for routine service or wait and pay a hefty amount for major ac repairs. Many people wait until their air conditioner is making a strange noise or isn’t running properly before they call for service but costly ac repairs can be avoided by preventing a problem before it starts. 

Even if your air conditioner seems to be running smoothly, it can lose about 5% of its operational efficiency every year. According to, regularly servicing a unit will maintain up to 95% of its original efficiency. This means that the cost of a regular service is quickly recovered in savings on your monthly electricity bill as well as reduced repair costs. 

A properly serviced air conditioner will also do a better job of dehumidifying your home.

Gator Air and Energy is Gainesville’s most energy-efficient HVAC contractor. As part of our highly-rated air conditioning and heating services, we offer air conditioner installation, air conditioner maintenance, and air conditioner repair service for residential and commercial customers in the greater Gainesville, Florida area. 

When you call us to perform routine maintenance on your air conditioning unit, one of our friendly technicians will perform the following: 

  • Check for the correct amount of refrigerant
  • Test for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector
  • Check for and seal duct leakage in central systems
  • Measure airflow through the evaporator coil
  • Verify the correct electric control sequence and make sure that the heating system and cooling system cannot operate simultaneously
  • Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten connections, and apply a non-conductive coating if necessary
  • Oil motors and check belts for tightness and wear
  • Check the accuracy of the thermostat

Regular servicing of your air conditioner will provide you with a number of benefits including improved efficiency, reduced chances of a costly breakdown, and lower monthly energy bills. 

Call Gator Air & Energy for Air Conditioning Services

If you have noticed problems with your air conditioner or just want an expert to take a look at your unit, call us! Our friendly technicians service Gainesville, High Springs, Newberry, Micanopy, Interlachen, Palatka, Hawthorne, Keystone Heights, Melrose, Haile Plantation, and other areas in North Central Florida.