Spring Signals Time for Commercial & Residential Air Conditioning Maintenance

Spring Signals Time for Commercial & Residential Air Conditioning Maintenance

March is a wonderful time of year! We officially welcome the Spring season and an onslaught of spring-breakers desperately seeking refuge from the frigid temperatures to the North. It is also the kick-off to our busiest time of year, as our team is performing routine maintenance and repairs for our many residential and commercial HVAC customers before guests and more intensely hot temperatures arrive.

Commercial Air Conditioning Maintenance

We’ve been customers of businesses who were experiencing air conditioning failure in the Tampa Bay area, and it was not a pleasant experience. In fact, we have abruptly exited these businesses due to the uncomfortable climate, and we don’t want our beloved local businesses to suffer due to unexpected ac system failures during the peak of Spring Break and one of their busiest, most profitable times of the year.

Keep your customers cool and conserve precious energy this Spring Break by enlisting an experienced commercial air conditioning maintenance team to closely examine your HVAC system and deliver the following preventative air conditioning maintenance services:


  • Check, change, or clean air filter(s)
  • Check and clean blower assembly
  • Clean blower housing
  • Clear/Clean evaporator coil, drip pan, condensation lines (one per year)
  • Check, condition, or replace belts
  • Inspect and clean burner assembly
  • Clean ignition system
  • Inspect heat exchange
  • Test safety components
  • Check flue for wear and tear
  • Check and tighten electrical components
  • Inspect duct system
  • Check thermostat(s)


  • Inspect the compressor
  • Inspect and clean coil and cabinet
  • Clear drain pans and condensation lines
  • Check and oil fan motors, bearings, and blades
  • Measure refrigerant levels and recharge, if necessary
  • Check control box, switches, wiring, and safety components
  • Check alignment on pulleys

Your Proficient Air experts are available for commercial air conditioning maintenance services for establishments such as:

  • Bars
  • Breweries
  • Convenience Stores
  • Gas Stations
  • Grocery Stores
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Shops
  • Tourist Attractions

In addition, commercial locations like breweries, convenience stores, and gas stations have both refrigeration and cooling needs, so you can consider Proficient Air your one-stop shop for HVAC-R maintenance in the Tampa Bay area.

It is beneficial for business owners to periodically have their commercial HVAC system checked and serviced to protect their investment, maintain maximum energy efficiency, and ensure optimal performance during Spring Break and all year-round to avoid system failures, downtime, and costly repairs.

Proficient Air offers commercial maintenance contract options that are tailored to each business and its equipment needs. Contracts can be set up bi-annually, quarterly, or as needed by special request. Specific equipment services available include:

  • Air Filter Service
  • HEPA Filter Service
  • Building Automation
  • Vacuum System
  • Water Treatment
  • Air-Cooled Chillers
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Ice Machines
  • Chilled Water Pumps
  • Condenser Water Pumps
  • Controls and Electrical

With proper commercial air conditioning and equipment maintenance, you will notice systems operate more efficiently year-round, saving energy costs, overhead expenses, and the necessity for costly repairs. Working with a trusted commercial HVAC professional, like Proficient Air, preventative care can be specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of your commercial air conditioner, refrigeration units, chillers, ice machines, and more.

Residential Air Conditioning Maintenance

The last thing anyone wants is to entertain family and friends from out-of-town, only to have their ac system freeze up or stop operating altogether. Again, this scenario makes for more than one uncomfortable situation for both homeowner and guest.

But that’s not all! With all of the spring breakers spread across our coastal beaches, most of us will opt to avoid these areas and relax in the comfort of our own homes. However, if the ac goes out, so will our home comfort.

For these reasons and more, we strongly recommend homeowners schedule residential preventative air conditioning maintenance to make sure you, your family, and your guests won’t have to sweat it!

The professional service technicians at Proficient Air also performs preventative residential air conditioning maintenance for:

  • Apartment Complexes
  • B&B Properties
  • Condominiums
  • Duplexes & Triplexes

Of course, we always check and change air filters (if needed), which is a DIY for most homeowners. However, Proficient Air highly trained air conditioning service technicians in the Tampa Bay area perform the following preventative maintenance services during the spring season:

  • Check the refrigerant
  • Test for refrigerant leaks
  • Capture any refrigerant that must be released and prevent it from escaping into the atmosphere
  • Check and seal duct leakages in the air conditioning system
  • Measure airflow through the evaporator coil, clean coil, drain pan, condensate lines
  • Test electrical circuits to ensure heating and cooling systems do not operate simultaneously
  • Inspect electric terminals, clean, and tighten connections
  • Check and condition belts for tightness and wear and lubricate motor
  • Check thermostat accuracy and operation
  • Remove any leaves and debris from around the outside unit

Not only will spring air conditioning maintenance improve your home’s comfort, but it will also promote healthier air quality for inhabitants. Pollens, pet dander, mold, bacteria, and dust mites will circulate through your air system and throughout your home, which can hasten allergy symptoms and cause problems for people with asthma, COPD, and other respiratory conditions.

Yes, air filters are in place to catch dust and other airborne particulates as air passes through the system, but if the air filter becomes clogged, the air conditioner will continuously operate in its attempt to force air through the dirty filter, spreading pollutants through the ventilation system, and into your home or workplace. This significantly impacts air quality and air conditioner efficiency. Failing to change air filters easily results in compromised health and higher energy costs.

Air conditioners are a major investment and a necessity for homes and businesses in the Tampa Bay area, and air conditioning maintenance is a crucial action to increase the longevity of the air conditioner, sustain its energy efficiency and improve overall indoor air quality.

A reputable, experienced HVAC company in the Tampa Bay area, like Proficient Air, will follow these procedures for spring preventative air conditioning maintenance each and every time for commercial and residential customers.

Proficient Air was established in 2010, as a family-owned and operated air conditioning company in the Tampa Bay area, and we are dedicated to providing our customers with the finest, most affordable strategies in cooling and heating systems, and high quality you can rely on. At Proficient Air, our customers always come first and receive the personal attention they deserve. Our highly trained technicians provide the best options for home and business owners and guide them to the best, most informed decisions. Our motto stands true: Efficient Care = Proficient Air.

Proficient Air in Palm Harbor offers air conditioning maintenance services and contracts that are specifically tailored to your needs and budget. If it is time for you to schedule routine air conditioner maintenance, you require air conditioner repairs, or you need a new air conditioning system installation, contact Proficient Air today! 727.386.2732

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