What’s the cost of an AC Tune‑Up in Florida?
If your AC is blowing hot air, has weak airflow or you’ve noticed any strange sounds or smells coming from your vents, it’s probably time for an AC tune-up. Maintenance can help extend the lifespan of your AC system, keep it running efficiently and reduce costly energy bills.
In Florida, the cost of an AC tune-up ranges from $105-$200. The cost varies a bit because not all AC tune-ups are created equal.
To better understand how the cost is calculated, we’ll take a look at three important factors, including:
- The HVAC company you hire to perform an AC tune-up
- What’s covered on the technician’s AC tune-up checklist
- Whether or not you’re enrolled in an AC maintenance plan
In the long term, having your AC system tuned up on a regular basis can save you the cost of expensive AC repairs. If it’s been a while since you’ve had your AC serviced, set your AC up for success by scheduling a tune-up.
Want to schedule an AC tune-up with a trustworthy HVAC technician?
Contact Climate Design today. Our AC pros will perform a 27-point inspection and are available for same-day service from 8am to 8pm weekdays as well as weekend hours — including Sunday!
Cost Factor #1: The HVAC company you hire to perform an AC tune-up
Most HVAC companies will charge about $100 for an AC tune-up in Florida.
Experienced contractors are transparent about pricing and will provide a thorough checklist of the line items they’ll inspect, clean and service.
On the other hand, inexperienced contractors may quote you a low price to get their foot in the door. And upon inspection of your AC system, they’re likely to find “unexpected problems” that require more expensive repairs.
To help you avoid this, look for contractors with:
- Great Google reviews
- Proof of licensing and insurance
- 10+ years of experience in the industry
- Better Business Bureau accreditation
At Climate Design, all of our AC technicians are NATE-certified, which means they have received the highest level of training in the industry. When they arrive at your home, our technician will go over our 27-point checklist to answer any questions and explain how the tune up works to enhance AC performance and lifespan.
Cost Factor #2: What’s covered on the AC tune-up checklist
In general, the more checklist items your AC tune-up covers, the more the service may cost.
A top-level HVAC contractor will start with the minimum 8-point checklist from Energy Star. This includes:
- Checking your thermostat settings
- Tightening all electrical connections
- Lubricating all moving parts
- Checking and inspecting the condensate drain in your central air conditioner, furnace and/or heat pump
- Checking controls, including the start cycle to assure the system starts, operates and shuts off properly
- Cleaning the evaporator and condenser AC coils
- Checking your central air conditioner’s refrigerant levels
- Cleaning and adjusting the blower components
At Climate Design, our AC technicians expand the list much further by performing a 27-point checklist. This process is way above industry standards and though it takes a little more time (about 2 hours), we think our customers are worth it. Your peace of mind and total comfort are what we value most.
So, if you see an offer for an AC tune-up that’s below the 8-point minimum checklist, it’s probably best to avoid it. You don’t want to risk having a major problem overlooked, only to end up paying for a costly repair to fix it.
Cost Factor #3: Whether or not you’re enrolled in an AC maintenance plan
Most HVAC companies who’ve been in business as long as we have (almost 50 years now!) will offer their customers a maintenance plan.
Maintenance plans can help lower your AC service costs because they offer free yearly tune-ups and added benefits like discounts on repairs and parts.
For example, in the event a problem is discovered during your AC tune-up, the discount on repairs alone could pay for the cost of the maintenance plan.
Even better, maintenance plans often provide additional service offerings like guaranteed same-day service and priority appointments.
Ready to schedule an AC tune-up? Contact Florida’s best: Climate Design.
For almost 50 years, we’ve provided Florida homeowners with high-quality AC services. When you schedule an AC tune-up, we’ll send one of our NATE-certified technicians to perform a 27-point checklist. Our mission is to give you total peace of mind with affordable pricing, quality workmanship and convenient scheduling.
We also offer an AC maintenance plan. When you enroll, you’ll receive 15% off HVAC services, including free annual check-ups and cleanings! Learn more to see why over 6,000 Climate Design customers have joined our annual maintenance program.
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