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AC Maintenance vs AC Service

AC Maintenance vs AC Service

Posted by
Ed Miller on Fri, Aug 23, 2013

A common misconception that homeowners have is whether their AC unit needs “maintenance” or “service”. While you may not think there is a big difference between the two terms, there is.

Your air conditioner should have preventive maintenance at least once a year. Since we live in a very hot area, it is a good idea to have it checked out every six months. When we talk about maintenance, think about work that needs to be done on your AC system to prevent it from breaking down.

There are a lot of different details that go into this. For example, changing your unit’s air filter every 30 days is a form of maintenance that you could do yourself. When you call us out for your yearly check, we are going to look the entire system over to make sure it is functioning properly. This includes the ducts and the volume of air coming out, any pipes and electrical components that are being used as well as the compressor itself.

If we find something wrong with any part of your unit, we will inform you and suggest a course of action. For example, if your return ducts aren’t pulling in the right amount of air, your system will be highly inefficient. You likely have a clogged or damaged duct. This will need to be fixed before any efficient cooling takes place. However, most of the time, there are only minor things that need to be done.

Service Call:

If your air stops working completely, you will then need a service call. When you call us, tell us that you need AC service, because your air conditioning stopped working. This is an emergency; the last thing we want is for someone to have to suffer in extreme heat.

When you need AC repair in Jacksonville, you have to get it fixed. When we conduct a service call, for a broken AC unit, we expect to find one single problem. Sometimes we find other issues as well, but our main goal is to find out what is causing your AC to stop working.

24 Hour Service:

Even if your air stops working in the middle of the night, we will come out to you and fix the issues. We understand that the hot Florida air can be brutal, and we don’t want anyone to sit out in that for longer than they have too. So you can have peace of mind that we will get you up and running again in no time.

Other Issues:

Every so often, we come across a unit that doesn’t make sense to fix. We will give you an honest opinion as to whether or not your unit is still good. Sometimes the unit is salvageable with only a few small fixes. But there are times when you may need a new unit. This is the time to make a decision on whether you would like a high efficiency green unit, or a normal efficiency unit. Either way, we will provide a free estimate and give you a few options.


There is a big difference between maintenance and service. It is wise to know the difference between the two. Maintenance is something that needs to be done every year to keep the AC running good. Service, on the other hand, is something that only needs to be done when the ac unit isn’t working properly. Whatever your Jacksonville AC needs are, Snyder Heating and Air Conditioning can help you. Give us a call today to schedule your maintenance.



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