3 Tips to Avoid Costly Air Conditioning & Heating System Maintenance and Repairs

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Residential homeowners who have not had their heating and air conditioning system maintained since the summer face a much higher risk for costly, avoidable HVAC system repairs without applying some simple maintenance best practices.

December 28, 2017 (Tampa, FL) —- As the Florida winter starts to make its appearance in the weather patterns, many Central Florida area residents will start to consider using the HVAC system to generate heat, especially at night, when the temperatures start to drop below comfort levels into the 50’s and below.

Residential homeowners who have not had their heating and air conditioning system maintained since the summer face a much higher risk for costly, avoidable HVAC system repairs without applying some simple maintenance best practices. Of course, hiring a certified and licensed HVAC company like AirTime Air Conditioning & Heating is highly recommended to ensure that your investment in your home’s AC and heating system is maximized in terms of system efficiency and longevity.

Here are three critical pro tips to ensuring that you get the most from your air conditioning and heating system and put yourself in place to avoid costly downtime and repairs:

Change Your Filters

While this sounds extremely basic and obvious, experience shows that most homeowners fail to timely and properly replace their HVAC system filters and this is one of the leading causes of air conditioning repairs and heating system or furnace breakdowns. Dirty filters stress the entire system because dirty, clogged filters hinder normal airflow and reduce the AC system’s efficiency significantly.

According the Department of Energy, “With normal airflow obstructed, air that bypasses the filter may carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil and impair the coil’s heat-absorbing capacity. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%.”

Clean Around the Unit and the Coils

Keeping the area around the outside unit clean and free from landscaping, brush and debris is an important part of regular maintenance. Landscaping grows, storms and wind can blow leaves and debris around the unit and most outside units tend to collect debris and brush on a fairly regular basis. Keeping this area clean is an easy but often overlooked step that any homeowner can handle themselves without any expertise needed.

Cleaning the air conditioning and heating system coils regularly will allow your unit to run more efficiently and also make your home feel more comfortable. Winter or early spring, before the summer heat and humidity hits in Florida, is the best time for cleaning A/C coils. Doing this in the off-season is critical to avoid the costly downtime and repairs that can happen when the heat and humidity begin to really tax the system and will help prevent emergency maintenance when you need your home at its coolest and most efficient.

Off-Season Promotional Offer for Heating & Air Conditioning System Tune-Up

AirTime Air Conditioning is offering a $49.00 off-season maintenance special with no trip charge. Usually $89.00, AirTime is offering this discount in the off-season to Central Florida customers while calls and emergencies are lower in volume. This off-season heating and air conditioning system tune-up special is intended to save the average homeowner the hassle, time and expense that comes with attempting to do all of this properly without the assistance of a heating and air conditioning system pro.

About AirTime Air Conditioning & Heating

AirTime Air Conditioning & Heating is a local, family-owned business offering best-in-class service, installation and maintenance for all of your home air quality and comfort needs. AirTime Air Conditioning & Heating is a full-service HVAC and Air Conditioning Company that specializes in residential work—existing homes, new construction and home additions—as well as commercial jobs.

Authorized Dealer for All Leading HVAC Brands

AirTime Air Conditioning & Heating is an authorized dealer for all of the leading air conditioning brands including Carrier, Trane, Bryant, Lennox, York, Amana, and more. By offering a selection of top quality products for a variety of home air conditioning requirements and budgets, AirTime Air Conditioning & Heating has something for everyone. With AirTime Air Conditioning & Heating, you never have to compromise your needs or finances to get the best and most efficient system for your home.

Certified Expert HVAC Professionals

AirTime Air Conditioning & Heating’s installation, service and maintenance departments are second to none. AirTime Air Conditioning & Heating technicians are factory trained, N.A.T.E. certified and EPA refrigerant licensed. AirTime Air Conditioning & Heating is a drug-free workplace and conducts thorough background checks on all service personnel. AirTime Air Conditioning & Heating is fully licensed and insured.

Serving Residents in Multiple Locations

AirTime Air Conditioning & Heating serves residents throughout the West Central Florida region through its three primary locations including Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Brandon, Plant City, Lakeland, Valrico, Lithia, Riverview, Sun City Center, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, New Port Richey and more. AirTime has three convenient locations with HVAC technicians ready to serve customers throughout the region. For location and contact information please see the AirTIme locations page at https://airtimeairconditioning.com/locations/

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