Should You Get an HVAC Tune-up During COVID-19 Restrictions?

AC check and maintenance

Regular household chores and maintenance tasks are a handful in normal years, but are even more taxing this year given the impact of COVID-19 on our world. One task that regularly gets put on the back burner during busy times is an HVAC tune-up. Unfortunately, letting a year or more go by without having an expert inspect and maintain your HVAC system can end up being costly while also having negative health consequences. Read on to learn more about what HVAC tune-ups are, how often you need one, and why you should get one especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

What is an HVAC Tune-up?

An HVAC tune-up consists of an inspection and preventative maintenance tasks by one of our experienced staff members. HVAC tune-ups are key in helping your system run effectively and efficiently all year, and they help maintain excellent indoor air quality within your home. Typical HVAC tune-ups include the following services:

  • Checking for leaks in machine parts and ducts
  • Inspecting and cleaning filters
  • Tightening and cleaning air ducts
  • Lubricating necessary parts, like blades and motors
  • And much, much more

HVAC tune-ups not only help keep your air clean and safe, but they can help you save money down the line by avoiding costly repairs. Catching and repairing small leaks during a tuneup, for example, can prevent them from getting larger and larger until you need extensive repairs. 

How Often Should I Get an HVAC Tune-up?

It is recommended that you get an HVAC tune-up at least once a year to keep your equipment running smoothly. It's especially smart to schedule your annual tune-up before colder winter weather hits, as you'll likely be spending more time indoors in the coming months. 

Is it Still Important and Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Although it may not seem like an ideal time to get HVAC work done, there has never been a better time to have an HVAC professional take a look at your system. Going too long without having an HVAC tune-up can cause your HVAC system's air filters and ducts to fill with dust and debris. This may not seem like a huge problem on the surface, but it can force your air conditioner to disperse these particles in your home's airways, leading to headaches, nausea, fatigue, and respiratory stress. 

During a tune-up, your can also request that your technician installs a BLU QR UV Light Installation System that kills bacteria, viruses, and mold, preventing them from circulating in your home's air. Having good air quality circulating through your home is a key step in maintaining your health and comfort.

The experts at American Air Cares have also implemented steps to keep you and your family safe among the COVID-19 pandemic. Our technicians are:

  • Adhering to CDC guidelines on social distancing 
  • Sanitizing workstations
  • Wearing gloves and masks
  • Refraining from entering homes of people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

We are passionate about keeping Florida families safe and comfortable, especially during this pandemic. 

Why Should I Choose American Air Cares?

American Air Cares is a local, family-owned business serving the residents and businesses in Martin and St. Lucie counties for over 20 years. We strive to give you the best service and value possible, and we work to get the job done right the first time. You can trust the state-certified, licensed, and insured specialists to help you maintain your machines or fix them up in no time!  

If you are ready to schedule your tune-up, or other heating or cooling maintenance tasks, contact us today by calling us at 772-398-0023 or filling out our online form! Oh, and don't forget to check out our current special offers that will help you save money while keeping your family and employees safe and comfortable.