AC Preventive Maintenance

Is your LCEC or FPL bill unusually high? Do you suspect your AC system is the culprit? Do you need air conditioning service in the Fort Myers area now?

If Florida Power & Light (FPL) or Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) keep sending you bills that make your eyes bug out, check for the following causes:

  1. The temperature outside is getting hotter which causes your AC to run more. Therefore your energy bills are higher. This is normal and to be expected.
  2. Do you have a pool? Check your pool pump and filter for malfunctions.
  3. Large appliances like refrigerators, dryers, and stoves draw a lot of electricity. Are any of them malfunctioning?
  4. Your central air conditioning system. Is it 7 years old or older? Has it been maintained well? Is it malfunctioning?

Since we live in Southwest Florida and our air conditioners run quite frequently, your AC system may very well be the reason why your energy bills are so high.

Much like your car, your air conditioner needs check-ups to run at maximum efficiency. Without these check ups, your A/C system won't perform well and you'll be wondering why your bills from LCEC or FPL are so high! 

Air Conditioning Service - Fort Myers, Naples, FL

Air conditioning service Fort Myers - United Mechanical

As the saying goes "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" which is why we offer AC service contracts to all residents of Lee County and coastal Collier County. If you're in the Fort Myers-Cape Coral-Naples metro area, our preventive services can help you avoid costly replacements, lower your energy bills, and extend the life of your air conditioner. Our contracts are only $160 which includes two system check-ups scheduled 6 months apart.

These check-ups include one standard filter replacement but we HIGHLY recommend that you change your air filter routinely based on the filter type (monthly for blue fiberglass, quarterly for pleated and annually for High MERV 4” filters). Dirty filters restrict air flow to your air handling unit which causes unnecessary stress on the blower components and does not allow for designed air flow across the coil resulting in inefficiency and higher energy bills.

Benefits of Having a Maintenance Agreement

  • No overtime charges ever!
  • Priority scheduling over non-maintenance customers
  • 10% discount on any service calls     
  • Equipment life is extended when operating properly
  • Agreement is transferable
  • Proper performance = Lower utility bills

Our System Check-Up Includes the following:

  • Check motor amps
  • Visually inspect condenser coil
  • Check heater operation
  • Surface sanitization of evaporator coil
  • Check operating controls
  • Check & clear condensate lines and pans
  • Measure refrigerant levels
  • Add algicide tabs to drain pan to prevent growth
  • Check temperature differential
  • Clean washable filter OR set you up on a filter delivery system that you pay for and get filters shipped to your home

For only $160/year (or $14.99/Month) you can have peace of mind of knowing that your A/C system is being properly taken care of. One of our Comfort Specialists would be happy to provide you with a customized quote. We also offer the option of prepaying for up to 5 years which allows you to recognize even more savings and to lock in at today's prices.

AC Maintenance Do's and Don'ts

DO maintain your central AC system properly or hire a competent technician to do it for you. The better care you take of your air conditioner:

  • The more money you can save on monthly electricity bills
  • The better your chances of extending the life of your AC unit
  • The less chances there are of your air conditioner breaking down
  • The less likely you will have to completely replace your air conditioner

DON'T neglect your air handler, air compressor, or changing your air filters. Don't:

If you're not keen on maintaining your home comfort system, hire a professional. But if you neglect your AC system, let's just say "a fool and his money shall soon depart."

Want to know more about our services?
Call (239) 939-2032 or contact us today!

Serving Southwest Florida including Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, and Lee & Collier Counties.