Advantage Cooling & Heating LLC.
Bryan, Texas
(979)690-COOL (2665)

Maintenance Tips


You Can Save Money and The Environment.
How? By Keeping Your AC System Clean & Green!!

Your AC system is a high performing machine designed to make your life more comfortable. And it needs regular maintenance checks to keep it running for years to come. Think about it…would you buy an expensive car, then never change the oil, spark plugs, or brake pads? Of course not. Your AC system is the same. With a little attention, you can save money, improve your system’s performance, and keep the air outdoors clean and healthy.

    • Cuts down on the costs of your utility bills.
      When your system is operating efficiently, it uses less energy. Over time, if your system is not properly maintained, it can lose about 5% of its efficiency every year. Thus, your 15 SEER unit will begin running like a 10 SEER unit in just a few short years. And, since your AC system accounts for about 70% of your home energy usage, this adds up quickly in your bills every month!
    • Extends the life of your equipment and your comfort.
      Regular maintenance for your system is like an annual physical at the doctor’s office. It helps you ensure all parts are healthy so that your system lives a long life. And, it ensures your system is cooling at maximum capacity on the hottest days of the year.
    • Prevents breakdowns.
      Keeping your system running at its peak performance will reduce costly problems, especially when using your system during the hot summer months. By identifying those small problems early, you will save a lot of money on major costly repairs later.  
    • Saves the Environment.
      Your AC system requires Freon to keep you cool and comfortable. If that Freon leaks into the atmosphere, it can cause damage to the Earth’s ozone layer. By keeping a healthy AC system, you can avoid contributing to that problem. Plus, you’ll reduce your carbon dioxide production by reducing your overall energy consumption.

What Can You Do Yourself?

It’s always a good idea to have a trained AC specialist inspect your system at least twice per year to keep it running at its peak performance. But there are steps you can take yourself to keep your system running all year long.

Peak Performance Self-Maintenance Checklist

  • Change your air filters every 4-6 weeks.
  • Keep plants, weeds, and other debris at least one foot from your outdoor compressor.
  • Be sure nothing is stacked on top of your outdoor compressor like garden hoses, lawn furniture, toys, or garbage bags.
  • Remove dust from your return air grills to extend the efficiency of your filters. Be sure to turn off your thermostat before the cleaning to avoid dust pulling into your air supply.
  • Remove any obstructions in front of your indoor return air grills like furniture or curtains.
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector (or have one installed) to detect any leaks of this colorless, odorless gas in your home which could be deadly.
  • Before the hot and cold seasons hit, be sure to run your air system to ensure it is operating properly. That way, you can take care of any issues before you are left uncomfortable in the extreme heat or cold.
  • Schedule your professional system checks in the Spring and Fall before the contractor’s busy seasons starts.

Join Advantage Cooling & Heating Service Agreement Club

Let the trained experts at Advantage Cooling & Heating be your AC maintenance partners to provide you with worry-free service all year. By being a member of our Service Agreement Club, you’ll receive:

  • Priority service on ALL system repairs throughout the year
  • A special members-only discount on all service repairs
  • A special members-only discount on your bi-annual safety inspection
  • Peace-of-mind that your system is running safely and efficiently all year long

Call Advantage Cooling & Heating today to speak with one of our Comfort Experts about how to get started.


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