Seasonal HVAC Maintenance for Air Conditioners & Heaters


Annual servicing for your air conditioning unit or heating system is crucial as the seasons continue to change. As summer transitions into fall, then winter, you may want to consider having your HVAC unit inspected to ensure everything is prepped and ready to keep your home warm and comfortable on the coldest days.

Make an appointment for HVAC maintenance and help prevent unexpected challenges that may arise in the upcoming months. Make sure your HVAC unit is running at its optimal performance, prevent system breakdowns, and decrease the need for repairs.

Air Conditioner Seasonal Maintenance

FiveStar Plumbers can help you winterize your air conditioning system with our AC maintenance services. Some of the most proactive steps you can take are:

  • Cleaning the area around your AC unit
  • Changing the furnace filter
  • Assessing the ductwork for any blockages or sealing issues
  • Inspecting electrical connections
  • Reviewing your utility bills in correlation with your AC’s performance
  • Consider upgrading to a Smart Thermostat that could help your HVAC unit run more smoothly and efficiently to lower monthly bills.

Heating System Seasonal Maintenance

Typically, heating systems are powered by gas, which is an important aspect when it comes to making that annual maintenance appointment. There are several safety measures that should be taken into consideration in fall or winter. FiveStar’s licensed professional HVAC technicians are highly trained on what to look for and how to repair any issues.  

FiveStar’s HVAC technicians are qualified to perform maintenance checks and repairs on any type of heating system. Some of our services include but are not limited to furnace maintenance, boiler maintenance, heat pump maintenance, services for air handlers, ductless HVAC units, and geothermal systems. 

There are a few factors that are important to know about your HVAC system that could determine the type of maintenance you may need:

  • Your location
  • Unit’s age
  • Condition of your unit
  • Size of unit
  • Brand
  • Level of Usage

All HVAC systems require maintenance checks to prevent unexpected issues from arising. Heater maintenance helps to make sure there are no harmful leaks, ensures good indoor air quality, promotes energy savings, as well as prolongs the life expectancy of your unit. And of course, regular maintenance helps to avoid unexpected breakdowns and system failures when you need your heater the most.

FAQ’s About HVAC Maintenance

How long does HVAC maintenance take?

Service for HVAC maintenance typically can take anywhere between 1 and 2 hours. This can vary based on the condition of the unit.

Is it necessary to have my HVAC maintenance?

Yes, some manufacturers require heating maintenance in order to keep their warranties in effect. 

How often should you change your AC filter?

You should change your AC filter every 30 to 90 days. 

How often should evaporator coils be cleaned?

Evaporator coils should be thoroughly cleaned once per year. This is typically covered in your annual HVAC maintenance plan.

If you live in Middle Tennessee, call FiveStar Plumbing & HVAC at (615) 382-8131 to meet all your heating and cooling maintenance needs today!