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AC Tune-Up Services in San Diego

Improve the Efficiency of Your Cooling System

Want to know how you can improve the efficiency, cooling power, and lifespan of your air conditioner? The answer is simple: routine AC maintenance is the easiest and most effective way to get the most out of your cooling system. At Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air, we proudly provide comprehensive AC tune-ups in San Diego and throughout the neighboring areas. We can help you ensure that you and your family remain comfortable and cool throughout the summer or when the next heatwave strikes.

Don’t risk an unexpected AC breakdown! Call Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air at (866) 374-0402 to schedule your pre-season AC tune-up today!

Why AC Maintenance Matters

Most homeowners don’t realize just how important regular heating and cooling system maintenance is. However, proper AC maintenance has a number of benefits that can affect both your system and your wallet.

Some of the advantages of scheduling an annual AC tune-up service include:

  • Increased system lifespan (often as much as 3-5 years)
  • Lowered risk of breakdowns/problems
  • Decreased energy bills
  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Reduced risk of AC emergencies
  • Keep your warranty in good standing

Ultimately, AC maintenance can save you considerable time, money, and stress. We recommend scheduling your tune-up in the spring to ensure that your system is ready to perform during the hottest months of the year.

What Does Our AC Tune-Up Service Entail?

Our team conducts a full system tune-up to ensure that every part of your AC system is in good working order. It’s our goal to make sure that you stay comfortable all year long, and a properly working air conditioner is a large part of that.

During our comprehensive AC tune-up service, we will:

  • Check fan rotation
  • Test for proper air flow
  • Inspect and clean condenser coil
  • Examine AC installation quality
  • Test temperature difference across evaporator coil
  • Inspect contact points
  • Lubricate moving components
  • Test all electrical connections/check voltage
  • Clean and/or replace AC filter
  • Test refrigerant pressure and temperature
  • Conduct a visual check for Freon leaks
  • Determine temperature difference between supply and return air
  • Check wiring from disconnect switch to AC unit
  • Test for unusual noises, vibrations, odors, etc.
  • Examine the overall equipment condition

During your AC tune-up service, our technicians can catch and address any minor issues before they have the chance to develop into major problems. We’ll also ensure that your AC is up to local codes and that the original installation was correctly carried out.

Interested in an AC tune-up in the San Diego area? Call us at (866) 374-0402 today to schedule an appointment with our outstanding team!

Tips & Advice

Tips & Advice From Our Experts

  • Why Is It Important to Protect Your Heating and Air System?
    When investing in a new comfort system ( heating and air conditioning), or keeping the one you have to run at peak efficiency, it's important to keep it maintained. One of the biggest causes of breakdown is dirty coils and motors. A great solution is getting routine maintenance like you would for your personal vehicle. For HVAC systems, annual maintenance is recommended (and required in some warranties). Even better, is to add an air filtration and purification system. An air conditioner evaporator coil that has dirt as thin as plastic wrap will cause you to lose 20% efficiency! Also, the dirt can cause the motors and compressor to overwork. This causes increased utility bills and breakdowns.
    Patrick Mottola, Director of Sales
  • About the VIP Advantage Membership

    The Anderson VIP Advantage Membership is designed to help busy people manage some of their home maintenance issues. We’ll schedule annual tune-ups on your air conditioner or heater to maintain your warranties and do your annual plumbing inspection too! You’ll get the VIP discount for all other services and front of the line privileges for the quickest response time.

    We know you’re busy, so let us help keep your home running smoothly!

    Bryan, HVAC Service Manager
  • Easy DIY for Better AC & Heating Efficiency
    No need to call a heating and air conditioning repair or installation contractor for this easy task. Simply purchase a new air filter and replace the current one. Your air quality and efficiency will be improved by this simple step. Be sure to check your air filter every 30 days during summer use, and replace it when needed.
    Bryan, HVAC Service & Sales Manager
  • When to Replace Heating & Air Conditioning System
    A common question I get asked is, “When do I need to replace my furnace or air conditioner?" Actually, you can keep repairing virtually forever, but this is not necessarily cost effective. A good rule of thumb is: Replace when your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old, and your furnace when it is 15 years old (or repair costs start to exceed the value of unit). Heating and cooling equipment has become MUCH more efficient in recent years. Replacement of older, less efficient systems should absolutely be considered now based on current financing options, tax benefits, municipality rebates and low-interest rates. You should consider replacement if you have any of these concerns: System needs expensive repairs, the utility bill is too high, rooms are too hot or too cold, you have humidity problems, your home has excessive dust, or the system is too noisy.
    Mary Jean, Owner/President
  • Is a Permit Required for New Heating & Air Conditioning?
    Don't be fooled by contractors telling you that a permit is not required. Pulling a permit for all HVAC equipment replacements is required by the California State Licensing Board. Some contractors might say it is not their responsibility to pull a permit when installing new HVAC equipment in your home. They might even tell you it will save you money not to pull a permit, or that it's the homeowner's responsibility to pull the permit. But the CSLB mandates a permit must be pulled and closed out by the contractor. NOT THE HOMEOWNER! The contractor is also responsible for providing you provide you with Title 24 HERS testing. Homeowners should consider checking a contractor's license status if they are trying to avoid pulling a permit.
    Patrick Mottola, Director of Sales
  • What Is Title 24 and HERS Testing?
    Title 24 HERS Testing came into law in 2008. It is a set of rules and regulations set by California contractors to ensure energy efficiencies are being adhered to. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy waste, and to provide California with an adequate, reasonably-priced, and environmentally-sound supply of energy, and to meet the Executive Order in the Green Building Initiative. With the installation of any new heating and air conditioning equipment, a contractor is required to provide you with Title 24 HERS testing. Many homeowners are unaware of this, so some contractors don't provide it. But you are an educated homeowner!
    Patrick Mottola, Director of Sales
  • What Is a Residential Split System?
    Not to be confused with ductless mini split systems, a residential split system is where you have the furnace or air handler in the house - either in the garage, hallway or attic, and the outdoor air conditioner (also known as the condensing unit ) is outside on the side of the house. It's called a split system because one is inside, another one is outside. Otherwise, there are HVAC package units where the whole system is combined, and it looks like a box that sits on top of the house.
    Bryan, HVAC Service Manager
  • Do You Have Dirty Sock Syndrome?

    Associated with residential split systems, the term “Dirty Socks Syndrome” describes an odor generated by environmental fungi and/or bacteria that accumulate on the indoor coil. They can be ‘activated’ by the combination of moisture and heat commonly produced in air conditioning system operation.

    Dirty Socks Syndrome can vary from mildly offensive odors described as smelling like old hair tonic, or moldy hay - to extremely offensive odors, often described in terms that would offend the more delicate sensitivities of the general public. “Dirty Socks” provides a good comparative description of the odor.

    Eliminating the contaminants would exclude the possibility of Dirty Socks Syndrome, whether or not the system is operating at or near design conditions. If you're experiencing Dirty Sock Syndrome, we're happy to advise on the best methods for removing the odor. Give us a call anytime!

    Bryan, HVAC Service & Sales Manager
  • Reduce Allergens Inside Your Home
    These days our homes have become “germ buckets”, my term! The new building codes and tighter homes keep the weather outside, but they also keep germs inside. The Environmental Protection Agency, states, “air indoors where we spend as much as 90 percent of our time can be more polluted than even city smog”. Dust collecting on end tables and bookshelves is only a fraction of what's actually swimming around in the air. If you are like me, allergic to dust mites, pollen, dander, mold, and smoke, look into a whole-home air filtration system. It works for me and most others concerned about their health!
    Mary Jean, Owner/President
  • When Is a Good Time for a Heating and Air Tune-Up?
    Your heating and cooling system is like a car. When you drive a car, the manufacturer requires you to have routine maintenance done to keep the car running efficiently. This is the same for your HVAC system. Changing filters, cleaning coils, and checking all of your electrical connections is essential to maximizing both the life of your home comfort system and its efficiency. The average homeowner will overlook having this done and will end up paying higher electric bills due to energy waste, or they will likely need costly repairs that could have been prevented. Many system warranties are voided without annual maintenance, one more good reason to get regular tune-ups! The best advice I can give is to be sure to schedule an annual tune-up - or ask about the Anderson VIP Advantage Membership. It's best to schedule tune-ups in spring or fall before heating and air services are busy with emergency breakdown calls.
    Patrick Mottola, Director of Sales
  • How to Keep Electric Bills Down
    Do you feel like your summer electric bill has been sky-rocketing? When an air conditioner starts to age, homeowners end up over-paying for comfort. When this happens, it's time to look into investing in a new, high-efficiency system. With the rapid advances in heating and cooling technology, it makes much more sense to invest the money in a new system, rather than paying for wasted energy. New systems often come with energy efficiency rebates and several great financing options. Add to that, the money that is saved on energy bills after they are installed, this becomes a no-brainer. Not only will you be more comfortable in your home, it's much more satisfying to invest in your home than it is to send money to the electric company!
    Patrick Mottola, Director of Sales
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  • Safety and peace of mind through annual tune-ups and inspections – you can count on your plumbing, heating, and air conditioning when you need them most.
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  • No emergency service fees – Call us anytime, day or night, and we’ll respond quickly with the service you need at no additional cost.
  • Priority Service – Jump to the front of the line! As a VIP Service Member, your call is scheduled ahead of others for both routine and emergency calls.
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