The 8 Essentials of Every Preventative Air Conditioning Maintenance

  1. Clean the drain line, evaporator coil, and drain line. Here’s a video tutorial on How to Clean the Air Handler and Drain Line.
  2. Clean the outdoor condensing unit. Here’s a video tutorial for the Proper Way to Clean and Outdoor Condenser.
  3. Check the blower wheel and clean as needed.
  4. Test the capacitor. Here’s a video tutorial on How to Check the Capacitor and other Electrical Components.
  5. Check electrical connections, heat strips, and temperature splits.
  6. Inspect refrigerant levels and, as needed, perform a leak test.
  7. Record the superheat and sub-cool readings.
  8. Change the air filter. Here’s our article on how to choose an air filter.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a preventative air conditioning maintenance appointment, call (352) 243-7088 or visit