Air Conditioning Maintenance in Elizabethtown & Central PA

Your home’s cooling system is a complex machine comprised of sophisticated parts. From air conditioners to heat pumps and smart thermostats, these systems require regular maintenance to prevent issues. At Home Climates, our cooling system tune-ups provide peace of mind, ensuring your air conditioner delivers reliable cooling when needed. Whether you require maintenance for central AC, a heat pump, ductless mini-split, or geothermal system, count on us for quality service in Elizabethtown and throughout central Pennsylvania.

Regular preventative maintenance extends your air conditioner’s lifespan, enhances efficiency, and reduces energy costs. When you select our air conditioner tune-up service, expect courteous, professional, and reliable support. We provide replacement filters and seasonal reminder calls, backed by an HVAC company boasting over 1,000 perfect reviews!

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You should get your AC system serviced once a year. Air conditioning maintenance focuses on small improvements that can help your air conditioning run more efficiently. You will see improved airflow, which cuts down on how hard your system has to work just to cool your home.

Many people don’t realize what a difference regular maintenance can make in the efficiency of their system. Preventive services cut down on your long-term worries. Serious issues can develop when the proper maintenance doesn’t take place. When you nip problems in the bud, they won’t develop into something worse.

For instance, mechanical stress in your AC when a fan is not lubricated correctly can spark motors to burn out. Or, moisture from the evaporator coils may overflow when you fail to clear out the condensate pan. Technicians can recognize these signs of potential trouble and keep up with them each time they visit your home.

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Scheduling annual air conditioning maintenance can significantly prolong your system’s longevity. Our specialists address minor issues before they escalate into major problems, potentially saving you substantial repair expenses. Additional benefits of AC maintenance include:

  • Extending your system’s lifespan.
  • Lowering monthly utility bills with improved efficiency.
  • Enhancing overall comfort and functionality.
  • Minimizing disruptive noises and odors from your HVAC system.
  • Decreasing the likelihood of costly breakdowns.
  • Improved air quality from a cleaner system.


You may have specific concerns that extend beyond this list, or you may realize not every item below applies to you. However, this checklist provides a terrific starting point for the tasks you should include in most regular HVAC checkups. The following items are the bare minimum our expert technicians will check when you schedule an AC tune up in central PA:

  • Thermostat check: This task ensures your thermostat is working correctly and providing precise control over the temperature, as well as offering accurate temperature readings. Our technicians will fix any issues they find with this system, or else confirm the thermostat is working as it should be.
  • Combustion analytics: This check ensures every control involved in the cooling system works as it’s supposed to. Your tech will make sure the system stops, starts and performs every other function as directed with no issues.
  • Motor inspection: If any of the motors are dirty, blocked or misaligned, this will significantly reduce your unit’s efficiency. Any routine check should take the time to ensure this component is clean and free from any problems.
  • Verify gas pressure: If you have a system that runs on oil, gas or propane, this check makes sure every fuel line is connected properly, with no leaks anywhere. If the techs uncover any problems, they will promptly fix these to ensure a healthy system for another year.
  • Cleaning and replacing filters: No filter lasts forever. These naturally fill up with dust, dirt and other contaminants, and you will, therefore, need to replace them regularly with new filters. Doing so should be part of any annual checkup.
  • Cleaning intake and exhaust vents: Can the air get in and out of your air conditioner with no obstacles? If either the intake or exhaust vents are clogged or dirty, it will limit your system’s efficiency and effectiveness, as well as restricting its ability to keep your air clean. Always make sure to get these vents checked during your annual maintenance.
  • Inspect for accumulated dust and mold: Anything you don’t often handle will naturally have a buildup of dust over time. Make sure to clean this coating off your AC system every year to ensure the highest level of functioning. Check for mold as well, as this may limit your machine’s functionality while also indicating excessive dampness, which may be a sign of an underlying problem.

Technician performing AC maintenanceTo ensure your air conditioner operates at peak performance, enlist the expertise of heating and cooling professionals for an annual checkup. Don’t hesitate to seek professional advice if you detect unusual sounds, smells, or behaviors from your system, even if it hasn’t been a full year yet. Proactive measures can catch issues early, preventing them from escalating into significant problems. Contact us today to speak with a specialist!

Whether you’ve recently upgraded your A/C or are maximizing an older unit’s efficiency, investing in regular home cooling tune-ups is invaluable. Home Climates customers in Elizabethtown, Hershey, Mount Joy, Lancaster, and beyond can benefit from our exclusive air conditioning service plan, offering numerous added advantages:


Our HVAC Maintenance Plans

Plan DetailsEmeraldDiamond
Average Repair20% offFree up to $500*
Trip FeeFreeFree
After Hours/ Holiday/ Weekend Trip Fee$75$75
AC Tune UpIncludedIncluded
Furnace Tune UpIncludedIncluded
Cost$19.95 Monthly$35.99 Monthly
24 Hour Priority Servicexx
5 Year Parts and Labor On Repairs xx
12 Hour Service Guaranteex
New System Discount$500
Add on Features- Add $9 monthly for additional Emerald systems -
• 5” Media filter — $5 monthly (for 2 filters)
• Humidifier — pad $5 monthly (once a year)
• Humidifier — steam $10 monthly (once a year)
• Dehumidifier — $5 monthly (once a year)
- Add $22 monthly for additional Diamond systems -
• 5” Media filter — $5 monthly (for 2 filters)
• Humidifier — pad $5 monthly (once a year)
• Humidifier — steam $10 monthly (once a year)
• Dehumidifier — $5 monthly (once a year)

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Air Conditioning Maintenance FAQs

Get your service scheduled before you begin using the system daily. For cooling, that means scheduling service in late winter or early spring. If you wait to book appointments, you may have to schedule a few weeks out because everyone needs service at the same time.
Yes. You can improve the efficiency of your system and reduce long-term costs when you get a seasonal maintenance plan.
We service all brands of equipment. Our experienced technicians can help with any HVAC problem that you have!
We estimate about an hour for a maintenance appointment, though sometimes they run longer if we find an issue or complication. If you need refrigerant, that also adds at least a half-hour to the appointment length.
We recommend changing your filter every three months. The filter becomes less efficient if you let it go longer, as it collects dust, dirt and allergens.
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