Maintaining your HVAC system can seem like a daunting task. However, it does not need to be confusing, frustrating or problematic. The most important thing to do is inspect and either clean or replace your filter each month. When the filter becomes clogged with dust, allergens and pollutants it will restrict the airflow causing the system to work harder.

Imagine what it would be like trying to breathe through a straw while jogging, this is the type of strain you want to prevent with your ac unit. The harder the system works, the more energy is required. This will shorten the lifespan of the system and increase your cost to operate the system.

Proper air conditioning maintenance can help your unit last decades. On the flip-side, a neglected air conditioner loses roughly 5% of its efficiency each year that it operates without upkeep. So that green machine you bought to stay cool could start to function like the most inefficient thing on the market, if you fail to perform regular air conditioning maintenance on it.

Perhaps the most important thing to do is to actually have your HVAC system inspected twice a year by a professional.

Don’t wait until it is hot and you need your A/C, getting an appointment in the peak of the season may take longer and will be costly. Be proactive and keep your HVAC system in top working order.

Here are some tips and tricks:

  1. Outside your home, the outdoor unit should be kept clean. Vacuum out any debris that may have fallen in or around the unit. If your coil requires a thorough cleaning allow a trained technician to do it.
  2. Always trim any bushes or trees around your outdoor unit and maintain two feet of clearance around the unit.
  3. Keep your coil clean inside the home as well. If your coils are not easy to get to, they may need to be cleaned by a professional.
  4. Check your condensate drain pans and clean them of any mold or growth. This should be killed using a 10:1 solution of bleach. 10 parts water to one part bleach as the strongest solution.
  5. Check your condensate drain lines outside to make sure they are clean and flow water freely without backing up.
  6. It is important to make sure lawn sprinklers are not spraying on the outdoor unit. This is especially important if you have well water. Untreated Well water will make the outdoor unit rust faster which is not covered under your warranty. Rinse the outside unit once a month to help maintain it’s cleanliness and proper operation with city water or a water system with a Water aerator and a softener. Do not use a hose and water to try to clean the interior of the unit. Cleaning the unit in this way can lead to serious risk of electrical shock and possible shorting of electrical components.

By keeping your unit operating at peak performance, you will recover any money invested in upkeep by lower repair costs and savings on your electric bill.

Contact Air Service of Manasota to schedule a professional maintenance cleaning and seasonal tune up or inquire about our money saving maintenance contracts.


Just like your car, your air conditioner has many moving parts that must be maintained to work efficiently. Every year your air conditioning system operates about 1800 hours. If you drive your car for 1800 hours at 60 miles per hour you could drive from Sarasota to Los Angeles, California 42 times. 108,000 miles every year! The average home air conditioner circulates about 152 million cubic feet of air through your home each year. That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building 4 times. Routine maintenance is the single most important choice you should make to protect your investment and save money on your utility and repair bills.

If you are currently seeking a HVAC maintenance program that fits the needs of your home’s system, call Air Service Of Manasota Inc. today. Our technicians are on call to talk with you about any HVAC concerns you may have and to match the perfect maintenance plan to your home or business.

The Importance of a HVAC Maintenance Program

Why exactly is an HVAC maintenance plan so important? Consider for a moment the cost of regular tune-ups for your HVAC system. Whether you have them done on schedule or not, they are an important task that should be performed Twice a year once before heating season and once before cooling season. It’s vital that you check and maintain your system as recommended by the manufacturer.

A maintenance plan makes this easier by consolidating costs into an annual service agreement and prescheduling twice -annual visits to have your system checked. This takes some of the burden off of you to remember and ensures the job gets done.

As a result, you can rest easy knowing your HVAC system will be checked and maintained by an expert for its entire lifespan.

What’s Entailed in a Air Service Maintenance Program?

When you establish a HVAC maintenance program for your home’s air conditioner or heating system with Air Service, you receive the following benefits:

  • Filters changed, drain lines and pans cleaned.
  • Check refrigerant charge and all electrical components.
  • 24/7 emergency service available.
  • Call for more information on maintenance contracts.

In effect, finding a good provider, calling for repairs and having everything maintained is consolidated into a single maintenance plan with Air Service of Manasota Inc. And that gives you peace of mind.

If you are ready to stop worrying about your HVAC system and want to hire someone you can trust to get the job done right year after year, contact us to request a maintenance call. Our trained experts are on call to get your maintenance plan setup and keep your home comfortable.

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Regular maintenance check-ups on your A/C unit can save you thousands of dollars and increase the life of your unit. We service and install all brands and financing is available with approved credit.

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Don’t wait until it’s too late to schedule a maintenance call.