Benefits of Regular AC Unit Maintenance

The heat of summer is already starting to creep in, and our air conditioning systems are already in use here in Tampa Bay. Whether your HVAC unit is brand new, or older it is a good idea to have it inspected and maintained regularly to ensure it is running at peak efficiency, and to prevent breakdowns.

Scroll down to learn some of the benefits of regular AC unit maintenance!

Better Air Quality

During maintenance, a trained technician will remove any dirt and debris that might have collected within the HVAC unit. If this debris was allowed to accumulate, it could find its way into the duct system and spread throughout your home. If left unchecked, you may have to have your ducts cleaned and incur extra expenses.

Energy Efficiency

During a maintenance visit, the blades, cooling coils, and other essential parts of the unit will be cleaned and inspected. Clean coils will provide cooler air and greater energy savings than dirty coils that haven’t been maintained. By getting your HVAC system cleaned, you can lower your bills and stay cooler while temperatures continue to rise.

Greater Comfort

Preventative maintenance will allow your system to run properly, so you can enjoy uninterrupted comfort inside your home. During maintenance, the components of your air conditioner will be carefully inspected and if any irregularities or issues are noticed, they can be fixed before becoming a bigger problem.

Fewer Service Calls and Repairs

Regular maintenance will save you money. Similar to a doctor checkup, a preventative maintenance visit allows HVAC professionals to ensure that your unit is in the best condition possible. Any damaged to worn parts will be replaced to avoid further deterioration and breakdowns. A little prevention now will save you money in the long run!

Further reading: Can Regular AC Maintenance Save Me Money?


Air conditioning systems use electrical components that can be a hazard to your home if not well maintained. If dirt and other debris are allowed to clog the air conditioner, it can cause a short circuit or other circuit malfunction, which can lead to a fire or a blow-up.

A properly maintained HVAC unit ensures safety for your family and mitigates the risk of fires started by issues with faulty parts.

Prolongs the Life of Your System

Preventative maintenance allows your system to run at peak efficiency during its lifespan. This is especially true in Tampa Bay where we use our air conditioners for most of the year. Regular maintenance ensures that one of the largest investments in your home is running as it should.

Related: 4 Tips to Keep Your AC Running at Its Best

What’s Serviced During Maintenance?

To ensure that your AC is running efficiently, we will generally:

Check for the correct amount of refrigerant
Test for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector
Check for leaks, and seal them if needed
Measure airflow through the evaporator coil
Examine and clean the evaporator coil
Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten connections, etc.
Check motors and belts for tightness and wear, add oil if needed
Check the accuracy of the thermostat.
Tampa Bay HVAC Preventative Maintenance

Prevent HVAC breakdowns this summer and call in the pros at Super Heat & Air for seasonal maintenance! Our technicians will ensure that your system is running smoothly and will alert you to any problems that need to be fixed.

What are you waiting for? Schedule HVAC preventative maintenance today! Call us at (813) 279-8213 or schedule a service visit online today!

For first-time customers, we offer a $39.99 air conditioner maintenance special, which includes maintenance-free refrigerant up to 2 lbs!

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