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 maintenance service can be compared to regular car maintenance; you can be proactive with upkeep to minimize the risk of potential damages or wait and pay a hefty amount for major ac repairs. Unfortunately, waiting until your air conditioner is making a strange noise or isn’t running properly before calling for service can result in costly ac repairs that could have otherwise been avoided by preventing the issues before they arose.

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

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

Call Gator Air & Energy for Air Conditioning Services

If you have noticed problems with your air conditioner or would like to schedule proactive maintenance, call our team of experts! Our team services Gainesville, High Springs, Newberry, Micanopy, Interlachen, Palatka, Hawthorne, Keystone Heights, Melrose, Haile Plantation, and other areas in North Central Florida.