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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

Understanding the importance of HVAC maintenance is key to keeping your system running smoothly year-round. At True Blue Heating & Cooling, we know that regular maintenance isn’t just about preventing breakdowns—it’s about maximizing efficiency, ensuring reliability, and maintaining indoor comfort. In this blog post, we will learn about why HVAC maintenance is essential and how it can benefit you and your home

Why Is Maintenance Important?  

The short answer is it saves you money!

Your air conditioner collects dust and dirt continuously as it sits throughout the year here in Tennessee, not only in the months when it’s running. Though this tiny debris may not seem harmful, when it accumulates throughout the year, it can make its way into the cracks and crevices of your unit, as well as everywhere else. This creates gunk and wreaks havoc on the different parts involved in the cooling process. 

When this happens, parts break down much sooner than expected and can add up to costly repairs. It also decreases the life expectancy of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, forcing you to purchase a new air conditioner much sooner than you may have planned.

Regular air conditioning maintenance also supports your system’s energy efficiency. Simple acts you can perform yourself, like replacing a dirty and clogged air filter, can reduce your energy consumption by 5 to 15 percent, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). 

This translates to you spending less money on your utility bills. Professional and DIY maintenance alleviates higher bills and keeps your air conditioner working at its manufacturer’s intended efficiency.

Even if you are fastidious with doing your own regular home maintenance, you should always have your unit cleaned and checked in the spring by one of our professionals (if not more throughout the year). 

There are many tasks only a professional technician is trained and certified to perform. Neglecting these professional tasks constitutes poor maintenance and will negatively affect your system in the long run, again, costing you money. This typically also voids your system’s manufacturer warranty.

What Can I Expect My Technician to Do During My Regular Maintenance?

Here’s a brief overview of what our knowledgeable and experienced technicians do during your air conditioning maintenance appointment:

• Clean and check condenser coils and evaporators, if necessary. 

• Clean and adjust blower components for proper system airflow to create increased comfort levels.

Check ducts for debris, and if debris is present, remove it to allow for maximum airflow.

• Clean and check aluminum fins. If they are crushed or bent in any fashion, this affects proper air distribution.

• Inspect internal parts for broken, chipped, or other damage, which may not be easily noticed. If your air conditioner continues to run with damaged parts or areas, your system will eventually fail.

• Clean and check condensate drain, to prevent any blockages or mold buildup. Backups can cause water damage to equipment.

• Tighten connections, both mechanical and electrical. Loose connections cause incorrect operations.

• Check coolant level for leaks. Leaks prevent your air conditioner from working, and the refrigerant could damage anything it touches.

• Check system’s thermostat for accuracy.

• Check system controls to be sure all works safely.

• Provide you with a summary of work performed and share any findings regarding needed repairs or upgrades, as well as maintenance you can perform yourself between maintenance visits.

Schedule Your Maintenance Today

Don’t delay in scheduling your air conditioner maintenance here in Nashville, TN, with our True Blue Heating & Cooling professionals. With spring now here, our calendar is quickly filling. Call us at 615-568-7450 or request service online today to be sure your maintenance is done before you need to use your system this year!

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Rachel Lyles
Rachel Lyles
1715778738
My interaction with True Blue was simple and efficient! I had no problems setting up an appointment with Matt. He called when he said he was going to call and arrived when he said he would! Matt went above and beyond to tackle a few different issues with my HVAC system. He was clear with his descriptions of the problem and it was easy to understand what needed to be done. He was also courteous and kind. I’m grateful to be a True Blue customer!
David Morrow
David Morrow
1715192021
Great service and great people to work with. Fast service and great price. Recommend them highly
Katie Day
Katie Day
1715024931
*Update 2023- True Blue continues to provide consistent, courteous service. They give helpful advice and don’t make pushy sales suggestions. We’ve enrolled in their maintenance plan and are satisfied!James came out on the day our issue arose. He was professional and responded immediately. He took his time and did not force us into any un-needed repairs. He communicated quickly and clearly through text with updates on our parts and appointments.
Derrick Foster
Derrick Foster
1714575216
True blue is the best in the business! Great customer service even after the work is done! Highly recommend!
Jan Bachman
Jan Bachman
1714310679
Very responsive and extremely timely. Even though my case was not an emergency, I called late one evening and he was at my house the next day. Fixed my problem and my hvac was up and running without issues. I will continue to use this company and will definitely recommend them. Very friendly and professional.
Matt Hodge
Matt Hodge
1714165256
Very professional give them a call good company they will treat you right
Jennifer Gudino
Jennifer Gudino
1713887664
I wish I had found True Blue first! Another company gave me the run around just to try to accumulate trip fees. True Blue was super easy to schedule, always showed up when expected, communicated between both myself and property manager explaining all that was entailed with resolving our AC problems, and even got us some replacement parts that they determined were under warranty. True Blue is the way to go!
heather williams
heather williams
1712081946
MATT ANDERSON!I’m so thankful for Matt’s help! I have two young kids and care for my mom from home. He's saved us so many times and gone above and beyond every time. He’s so knowledgeable and has been doing this for 12 years, so i know he knows his stuff. My kids adore him and have gleaned knowledge from what he’s shown them about our AC unit. Thank you Matt! 10/10.
Betty Clay
Betty Clay
1711639534
Prompt and very knowledgeable. Also very friendly. They also do great work. Thank you Matt and Casey. They come highly recommended.
Pat Kuhlo
Pat Kuhlo
1711041217
Service was excellent.
Derek Birkley
Derek Birkley
1708957975
Matt was great. Able to come out same day to fix heater. Great service, prompt.
John Johnson
John Johnson
1708727058
I am very pleased with my experience with True Blue Heating and Cooling. When my HVAC system failed and was left without heat this winter. Because I used this company before, I called and asked that they come as soon as possible to diagnose and fix the problem. Mr. Mullis responded quickly and found the old HVAC had failed and not repairable. He suggested great choices for a replacement unit and he was back quickly to replace the system. He and his crew were professional, personable and realistic with respect to the cost for the work performed. I couldn't ask for more and will use them again.
Rachel Thompson
Rachel Thompson
1707765265
Matt was very professional and thorough! Really appreciated him coming out! Would recommend this company!
Bruce Menaugh
Bruce Menaugh
1707432543
Outstanding service, very thorough and helpful. Really go out of their way to make sure everything is done to your satisfaction.
Gwen Burton
Gwen Burton
1707143734
True Blue came to my rescue when I needed it the most. They were very professional adding a personal touch and care. They continued to check on my unit while being serviced and made sure my home was heated before AM left. This company went beyond their call of duty by tracking down my warranty on the unit which gave me a big discount. Thank you True Blue!!!
Michael Pawson
Michael Pawson
1706737783
Adam Mills
Adam Mills
1706472336
Casey and his team always knockout my new custom home builds on time and in budget. If you’re looking for professional and knowledgeable workers in this field then this is the company to hire.
frank evans
frank evans
1706395785
I was referred to the company by a neighbor. Matt showed up right on time and quickly diagnosed the problem and let me know what would need to be done. He got everything done quickly and thoroughly explained what he had done and made sure everything was working properly before leaving. I was so impressed with the service, I signed up for the maintenance plan. It’s great to do business with a company that goes the extra mile for its customers! Thanks Matt and True Blue for a job well done! I highly recomnend them!
coda henze
coda henze
1706313340
True blue was extremely helpful getting us squeezed in on a short notice after a week of extreme cold weather and doing maintenance on our heater in a timely matter. Would recommend to anyone needing hvac servicing.
Denise Johnston
Denise Johnston
1706044098
Great service & was great person to work with. Matt was working on house next door to my mother house,. Her system was trying to start but motor would not start. He checked on mother system there was wire loose. He could walked away but he was so concerned that he had to check on her system. I am proud he did her system is working great now.Thanks Matt
Jesse Farris
Jesse Farris
1705795039
Connor Millard
Connor Millard
1705542279
My experiences with this company and Casey have been great, highly recommend!
Sarah Lockridge
Sarah Lockridge
1705522848
Thank you for coming out to make sure I had heat today! You guys are the best! With all the drama I've had with my furnace, you guys always show up, even on your lunch hour! Thank you again so much!
Blake Mizell
Blake Mizell
1705061712
Great service. On time and fixed the issue same day and was affordable!
Samantha Chantrenne
Samantha Chantrenne
1704942304
UPDATE: My 5 stars still stand from my original review about a year ago. The time had come that I was getting a new unit. They were able to schedule me in a very timely manner and have it installed within a short amount of time from my initial request. Matthew took the time to talk over options of new untis with me and explain a little more about those options. They came today and the install went very smoothly, and made sure to make time to answer any questions that I may have after install. Thanks True Blue Heating and Cooling for another great experience!‐--------------------‐‐-----------------------------------They came over and were very timely and professional. Took the time to look everything over during a yearly tune up call. Gave honest and open feedback about the results they saw. Will definitely be using again in the future for any heating or cooling needs I may have!
Joan Menaugh
Joan Menaugh
1704931961
True Blue was quick to get one of their servicemen out to get our heat back on-being very cold out. Our service man – Matthew worked diligently to troubleshoot and resolve the issue.
Matt Hallock
Matt Hallock
1704386803
Matt came over this morning and gave us excellent customer service and did a quality job. It’s very rare to find companies that treat your home like it’s their own, but that’s how Matt and TrueBlue operate.They also did the install of a brand new unit for us several months ago and did excellent work then as well.Great job guys!
Aaron Jones
Aaron Jones
1703091917
Consistently great service!
Raymond Davis
Raymond Davis
1702662089
Very professional. Very hard working. Greatly enjoyed the company while they were working. I would recommend to anybody
Melanie Lairamore
Melanie Lairamore
1702046418
We had a great experience with True Blue! The technician, Matt, was wonderful. From the initial consultation to the finished install- these guys were phenomenal! 10/10 recommend!
Steve- O
Steve- O
1700688326
True blue sent out a tech named Matt and from the get go he was courteous and polite the whole time. Kept me up to date with what he was doing and if anything was wrong he made sure I knew about. Excellent tech and great company
Vince DeLalla
Vince DeLalla
1700590469
Great responsive company. All repair men sent out have been professional and courteous. I would highly recommend them. Plus you are supporting a local business.
Jake Kasbrick
Jake Kasbrick
1698946700
The service technician, Matt, was on time and took the time to walk me through this issues with my system. He was very thorough cleaning all the parts before assembly. Very pleased with my first experience with True Blue.
Jake Watkins
Jake Watkins
1698885892
Amazing customer service. Was on time and fixed our heat same day!!!
Scott Ducaj
Scott Ducaj
1698790408
Great company that comes in at a fair price and stands by their work. Have used them for several different things, big and small, and I'm always pleased. Honest, reliable folks.
Keith Follese
Keith Follese
1698691600
Checked out problem and advised me well.
Dickie Cook
Dickie Cook
1698186998
Matt did a very good job servicing the HVAC unit. He was very thorough and it looks like new inside and outside. Will definitely be a customer again.
Jim E
Jim E
1697802274
We needed a lot of work done on replacing and repairing our old units. These guys took care of us in a professional and timely manner. We are loyal customers now. Don’t hesitate to reach out to True Blue!
Cortney Moore
Cortney Moore
1697638179
Perry Henegar
Perry Henegar
1697577342
Faith Cornwell
Faith Cornwell
1697316645
Michael Lemon
Michael Lemon
1696879967
Super responsive.
Marcos Kinnison
Marcos Kinnison
1696374739
I had the pleasure of working with Matt from True Blue HVAC, and I couldn't be more impressed with his dedication and expertise. Matt went above and beyond during his service visit, taking the time to ensure every aspect of our HVAC system was in perfect working order. His attention to detail and commitment to thoroughness were truly commendable.What set Matt apart was his willingness to go the extra mile. He didn't just do the job; he made sure it was done to perfection. He meticulously checked and adjusted every component, leaving no room for error. It's evident that Matt takes pride in his work and genuinely cares about customer satisfaction.Additionally, Matt's exceptional customer service skills shone through. He patiently answered all my questions, explaining the intricacies of the HVAC system and offering valuable maintenance tips. His friendly demeanor and professionalism made the entire experience a pleasant one.I can confidently say that Matt is an asset to True Blue HVAC, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services to anyone in need of HVAC expertise. If you want top-notch service and peace of mind, Matt is the technician to call. Thank you, Matt, for your outstanding work!
CJae Chambers
CJae Chambers
1696365228
Matt was stellar, knowledgable. Im very overjoyed with this company. Havent dealt with one who isnt skilled, professional and does quality work. Absolutely Affordable too.
Emily Russell
Emily Russell
1695688156
Matt was very professional and helpful. Made sure to answer any questions and was informative on what he was doing.
Linda Zimmerlee
Linda Zimmerlee
1693603968
David Tiner
David Tiner
1693596746
VICKI RODRIGUEZ
VICKI RODRIGUEZ
1693327463
Brandon very pleasant. Satisfied with his work.
Cassie Clarke
Cassie Clarke
1692823079
Casey was very professional an showed up in a timely manner to do maintenance on my ac unit I’m so pleased with the work he done…
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