Just like your car, performing routine maintenance at certain mile markers can help prevent potential problems with your air conditioning system. While AC systems don’t have oil that needs to be changed every few thousand miles, they have other components that should be checked each year for common wear and tear. Even a system that’s only a few years old can begin to develop issues that could cause larger problems down the road if not addressed sooner than later.

This is why Heritage always recommends routine annual air conditioner maintenance to all of our customers.

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Can You Perform Air Conditioner Maintenance Without a Professional?

While it’s possible to perform some basic maintenance as a homeowner, such as replacing filters at the air handler, or keeping your indoor units clean (if ductless) – getting the most out of your system’s performance each year will require a licensed HVAC technician. The components that make up an air conditioning system are potentially dangerous if handled improperly, and certain aspects of a complete maintenance can only be performed with proper knowledge and access to specialized tools and equipment.

Our fully licensed and dedicated maintenance team goes through hours of in class and on-the-job training to meet certification and licensing requirements. They’ll know what to look for as common failure points during the maintenance, and in the event that you do need a repair, you already have a trained professional who is able to get it done right then and there.

Air Conditioner Maintenance Services in Massachusetts

Air conditioning maintenance should be performed on an annual basis either before or immediately after the cooling season. This becomes more important as your system ages but may even be required for new systems to maintain the manufacturer’s warranty. Regardless of how often, maintenance is strictly a preventative measure and should never be used to deal with issues you’re currently experiencing.

Most of our Massachusetts customers find it convenient to have their maintenance performed in the spring when temperatures are consistently above freezing but are cool enough not to run your air conditioner.

It really depends on the age of your system, how well it was designed for your home, and how recently it was maintained in the past. Most often we find older, neglected systems to have many issues, but some of the following can be found in air conditioners of any age:

  • Rodent damage to wiring in the outdoor unit
  • Failed fan/blower motor at the air handler or outdoor unit
  • Fail capacitor in the outdoor unit
  • Debris build-up in outdoor coil fins restricting airflow
  • Leaking outdoor coil due to damage or wear and tear
  • Damage to the outdoor unit due to fallen ice
  • Clogged condensate line

As we alluded to earlier, annual maintenance can help prevent any and all of the above issues, avoiding costly and unexpected breakdowns when you need your AC the most.

No matter what condition your system is in, our maintenance experts will take the time and care to personally address the specific needs of your home and the problems your system may be facing down the road. Here’s what you can expect from a visit with us:

  • You’ll receive a 30-minute call-ahead when we’re on our way to you, and we’ll arrive in a fully stocked truck, prepared to perform almost any task related to your air conditioning system.
  • Your technician will perform a complete inspection of every single component both indoor and outdoor and perform their maintenance tasks.
  • If we find any problems with your system, we’ll present you with our recommended options and let you make the choice that is right for you.

And the best part is that all of our work is backed by a 1-year parts and labor warranty, so you can have peace of mind knowing you’re good to go for the cooling season.

Air Conditioning Maintenance Made A Breeze With Heritage


Your home should be a place where you can feel comfortable all year round. Getting annual maintenance on your air conditioning system is one of the best methods to avoid the unexpected hassle of a breakdown when you need your AC the most.

That’s why families across Massachusetts have trusted their cooling with the experts at Heritage. Contact us today to schedule your routine air conditioning maintenance this spring.


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