Customers often ask us how they can keep their air conditioning and heating system working at its best for as long as possible. Though it is true equipment does not last as long as it used to, there are plenty of things you can do to protect your investment. Here is a general guideline of what we recommend customers do each year. Please keep in mind your technician may recommend something a little bit different depending on your specific home and application. We always suggest you follow the recommendations of your technician since they are most familiar with you and your system.

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  • Year 1:
    • Monthly: Pour 1 cup of vinegar down your drain line(s) and flush with hot water.
    • As needed or every 3 months: change your filter(s)
    • Annually: Schedule a time for us to come out and maintain your air conditioning system. If you had a new install and your drain line was not replaced, we recommend you purchase Dain Solve treatment at the time of this maintenance.
  • Year 2:
    • Monthly: Pour 1 cup of vinegar down your drain line(s) and flush with hot water.
    • As needed or every 3 months: change your filter(s)
    • Annually: Schedule a time for us to come out and maintain your air conditioning system. If you had a new install and your drain line was not replaced, we recommend you purchase Dain Solve treatment at the time of this maintenance.
  • Year 3:
    • Monthly: Pour 1 cup of vinegar down your drain line(s) and flush with hot water.
    • As needed or every 3 months: change your filter(s)
    • Annually: Schedule a time for us to come out and maintain your air conditioning system. Even if you had your drain line replaced with your new install, we recommend you purchase Drain Solve treatment every year at your maintenance appointment starting in your air conditioning system’s third year.
    • Depending on your system, we may recommend installing a Compressor Saver Kit. This is an electrical component that benefits the compressor (the heart of your system, and the most expensive part in your system). This component allows the compressor to start easier and use less power. The benefits of a compressor saver can be electrical savings, increased longevity of the compressor, and protection from electrical short cycles caused by power surges.
  • Year 4:
    • Monthly: Pour 1 cup of vinegar down your drain line(s) and flush with hot water.
    • As needed or every 3 months: change your filter(s)
    • Annually: Schedule a time for us to come out to maintain your air conditioning system and perform a Drain Solve treatment.
  • Year 5:
    • Monthly: Pour 1 cup of vinegar down your drain line(s) and flush with hot water.
    • As needed or every 3 months: change your filter(s)
    • Annually: Schedule a time for us to come out to maintain your air conditioning system and perform a Drain Solve treatment.
    • We recommend replacing your float switches at least every 5 years.
    • At your maintenance, your technician may recommend a pull-and-clean of your blower wheel or evaporator coil.
  • Year 6:
    • Monthly: Pour 1 cup of vinegar down your drain line(s) and flush with hot water.
    • As needed or every 3 months: change your filter(s)
    • Annually: Schedule a time for us to come out to maintain your air conditioning system and perform a Drain Solve treatment.
    • At your maintenance, your technician may recommend a pull-and-clean of your blower wheel or evaporator coil if you have not had this done in prior years.
  • Year 7:
    • Monthly: Pour 1 cup of vinegar down your drain line(s) and flush with hot water.
    • As needed or every 3 months: change your filter(s)
    • Annually: Schedule a time for us to come out to maintain your air conditioning system and perform a Drain Solve treatment.
    • At your maintenance, your technician may recommend a pull-and-clean of your blower wheel or evaporator coil if you have not had this done in prior years.
  • Year 8:
    • Monthly: Pour 1 cup of vinegar down your drain line(s) and flush with hot water.
    • As needed or every 3 months: change your filter(s)
    • Annually: Schedule a time for us to come out to maintain your air conditioning system and perform a Drain Solve treatment.
    • At your maintenance, your technician may recommend a pull-and-clean of your blower wheel or evaporator coil if you have not had this done in prior years.
    • We recommend beginning to budget for a new air conditioning and heating system once your current system is 8 years old.
  • Year 9:
    • Monthly: Pour 1 cup of vinegar down your drain line(s) and flush with hot water.
    • As needed or every 3 months: change your filter(s)
    • Annually: Schedule a time for us to come out to maintain your air conditioning system and perform a Drain Solve treatment.
    • At your maintenance, your technician may recommend a pull-and-clean of your blower wheel or evaporator coil if you have not had this done in prior years.
    • Continue budgeting for a new system.
  • Year 10:
    • Monthly: Pour 1 cup of vinegar down your drain line(s) and flush with hot water.
    • As needed or every 3 months: change your filter(s)
    • Annually: Schedule a time for us to come out to maintain your air conditioning system and perform a Drain Solve treatment.
    • If you replaced your float switches at year 5, replace them again in year 10. We recommend replacing your float switches at least every 5 years.
    • At your maintenance, your technician may recommend a pull-and-clean of your blower wheel or evaporator coil if you have not had this done in prior years.
    • Continue budgeting for a new system.

 

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Our team is ready to help you keep your air conditioning and heating system running for as long as possible. Learn more about our membership plans, or schedule service, by calling 941-485-2222 or schedule an appointment online!