What to Ask Your AC Service Tech during an AC Tune-Up
Central Florida’s weather calls for a quality HVAC system that’s well maintained. Whether you’re based in Orlando, Sanford, Longwood, Lake Mary, or Winter Springs, having an air conditioner you can rely on is essential – and the best way to take care of your unit is with scheduled AC maintenance. But what should you ask your AC service technician the next time they come for an AC tune-up?
Do I Need an AC Tune-Up?
At Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend a maintenance visit every six months to keep your system running properly all year long. Regular maintenance keeps your air conditioning system working at its peak efficiency in like-new condition and can even prolong its life span. Planned maintenance can also help you avoid potential problems by catching them before they go beyond maintenance and become necessary repairs.
What should I know about changing my air filter?
A clean air filter makes a big difference to the health of your air conditioning system. Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning offers a variety of specialty and standard filter sizes. Give us a call to order your filters, and we will deliver them to your home.
Filter Size matters:
- Filter sizes are advertised in nominal sizes, but there can be 10 filters in that nominal size and only one will fit your system. Either measure the filter or look for a model number, filter number, or item number. For example, a filter that is 16” x 25” x 5” can actually measure 15 ¾” x 24 ½” x 4 ¾”.
Filter thickness matters:
- Air filters can range in thickness from 1” to 5”. You’ll need to know how wide your filter needs to be.
- Ratings go from Merv 1 “Okay” to Merv 16 “Best”. A higher Merv rating may cost more, but they last longer too. Talk with your service tech about a better filter that can improve your indoor air quality.
Does my HVAC unit use R-22?
Air conditioning in Florida is nearly universal. While newer homes are built with up-to-code AC units, older AC systems may actually be harming the environment.
If you aren’t sure how old your AC system is, ask your tech if your unit is using R-22. This is a refrigerant commonly known as Freon. The bad news is that Freon has been phased out because it depletes the ozone layer.
In 2020, the US declared it was no longer producing or importing R-22. This means finding replacement parts for systems that run on Freon and locating Freon itself will become more difficult as it becomes scarcer.
Updating your HVAC system can help you have a more environmentally friendly home that can better be serviced and repaired. If you think you might benefit from a newer system that doesn’t use R-22 to cool your air check out the Scotts Air product catalog online.
When am I due for my next appointment?
Your air conditioner is a heavy-duty, hard-working piece of machinery. So, think of AC tune-ups like an oil change for your car – they’re necessary and you need to keep a schedule. We recommend a planned maintenance visit every six months to make sure your system is ready for whatever summer or winter brings. When you sign up for an annual AC maintenance agreement, the team at Scott’s Air will take care of reminding you when it’s time for your next maintenance!
Between visits, you can conduct minor maintenance on your own such as changing your AC filter, but a trained AC maintenance technician does much more. Your HVAC tech will evaluate coolant levels, lubricate moving parts, conduct a thorough cleaning, calibrate your thermostat, assess the condition of your blower belt, look at the state of your system’s blower motor, flush your condensate drain, and more.
Should I get an annual AC maintenance agreement?
The quick answer is, yes! Why? Having your system serviced each year can maximize its lifespan resulting in reduced costs. Regular maintenance ensures smaller problems don’t snowball into bigger ones.
At Scott’s Heating and Air Conditioning, our annual residential maintenance agreement keeps your AC system running in peak condition all year long. We keep track of your appointments and call you when you’re due for a routine AC tune-up. It’s worry-free and allows you to know your AC will be in good shape all year long!
Do you have financing options?
Yes! During the AC tune-up, if your AC repair tech discovers that it may be time to replace your system – don’t fret! Scott’s Air does offer financing options!
Your new air conditioner shouldn’t be out of reach just because of money. As a Bryant Factory authorized dealer Scott’s Air offers top-quality HVAC units to all of t customers by providing financing through Wells Fargo and Microf.
The Bryant credit card program through Wells Fargo provides clients with a revolving line of credit. You can use it for future purchases and access any special promotions available through the card. It has its own easy-to-use online account management and you can set up automatic monthly payments.
Keep Up with AC Tune-Ups
Keeping your Central Florida AC system in great shape will maximize its lifespan – and that starts with AC tune-ups! If you have more questions about AC maintenance or AC repair, contact Scott’s Heating and Air Conditioning! We will gladly answer any questions – or we can get you set up for your next AC tune-up! We have qualified AC service techs all throughout Central Florida including Orlando, Sanford, Longwood, Lake Mary, and Winter Springs. Let’s get you set up to stay cool!
Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning is a full-service heating and air conditioning company and a Bryant® Factory Authorized Dealer in Central Florida. Whether you need repair, maintenance, or installation of a new heating or cooling system, we provide efficient, cost-effective, and professional service. When it’s hot, call Scott!Tags: A/C maintenance tips, A/C tune-up, AC maintenance, HVAC maintenance, preventive maintenance
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