Boston AC Tune Up & Maintenance

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Expert AC Maintenance in Boston, Cambridge & Greater Middlesex County

Summer is approaching fast, and it’s the time for your annual central air conditioning startup and inspection to be performed. An annual AC tune up helps to ensure the safety and operational condition of your air conditioning equipment and catches minor problems that could lead to expensive repairs in the future. Additionally, the annual inspection helps to ensure your Boston or Cambridge home remains comfortable and safe while reducing energy usage, which saves you money!

Call 617-221-5899 to schedule an AC tune up in Boston with our experts. We’re available 24/7!

Our Boston AC Tune Up Process & Checklist

We will visually inspect the following during an air conditioning system inspection:

  • Check refrigerant levels
  • Check electrical connections
  • Check the motor and fan bearings
  • Check burners and controls
  • Check safety controls
  • Check thermostat

How Is Your Air Flow?

  • Test for air filter condition
  • Free and balanced rotation of blower wheel
  • Blower compartment and wheel clean
  • Blower mounts and set screws are tights
  • Wire connections are tight and insulation
  • Blower motor amperage satisfactory
  • Air temperature differential within tolerance

What’s the Condition of Your Indoor Coil?

  • Condensation drain and pump are ok
  • Drain pan/coil surface clean

Is the Condenser Working Correctly?

  • Electrical wiring, connectors and insulation
  • Amperage draw on condenser fan motor within spec
  • Amperage draw on compressor within spec
  • Evidence of leaks near line-set and connections
  • The refrigerant level is within spec
  • Condenser coil clean

Is Your Humidifier Functioning Properly?

  • Wire connections are tight/insulation acceptable
  • Transformer voltage within tolerance
  • The damper is in a correct seasonal position
  • Water panel in satisfactory condition
  • Drain line unclogged

AC Tune Up Tips & Info

  • Keep in mind that a cleanup is different than an inspection. A cleanup involves a full cleaning of all AC equipment.
  • Air conditioning systems should never leak refrigerant, if your refrigerant has a leak, they should be replaced.
  • An air conditioning system startup and inspection is not just about safety, but preventive maintenance as well. It is about catching a problem before your air conditioner stops working in the middle of the hottest night.

Reasons to Do a Tune Up

1. Preparation for the Colder Months

Think of this as an annual physical with your doctor, or a teeth cleaning every six months. The weather in winter is harsh and long, a furnace works for about 4,200 hours during the winter months. After its hard work each year and its power being left off for months, it needs to get a “physical” before the long winter months.

2. A Thorough Checklist

Many homeowners aren’t aware that even a basic tune-up involves various checkpoints to inspect the system. Here at Winters®, we offer a basic tune-up for only $99, which involves a thorough checklist that our technicians go through with 21 checkpoints. Keep in mind that a tune-up is different from cleaning on a system.

3. AC Maintenance Is Not a DIY Job

We love DIY projects and often educate customers to do a lot of things themselves to save money. However, a heating system tune-up is simply not one of them. Why? A tune-up isn’t just taking a vacuum nozzle into the furnace and sucking the dust out. Heating systems are sophisticated and can get intricate, our trained technicians have the skills and equipment to make sure that any parts degraded over time are still functioning properly.

4. Saving Money, Avoiding Future Disasters

On average, the cost of heating a home is about $1000, and a typical no-heat repair costs about $800. A tune-up is a test to best prevent and foresee the no-heat disaster, which is also why it’s so important to have a professional HVAC technician do this instead of yourself. We have the right knowledge and tools to know where and what to look for!

5. A Plan that Triggers Tune-Up

We offer many plans that protect our customers and their systems. All our plan members receive an annual heating system tune-up as one of the many benefits. They are our priority customers. They also receive no dispatch fees for any of the work we perform ($225 value), as well as 15% on all the work done by Winters®. Learn more about it by giving us a call at (866) 482-7586.

6. Choose the Right HVAC Team!

Many HVAC contractors offer similar maintenance services. What distinguishes the best company from the rest are the training and skill sets technicians have. We constantly train and evaluate our technicians’ work to stay ahead. They also follow our Winters® Promises to ensure every customer’s satisfaction. Our technicians are trained to educate customers the best way they can, so you can understand your system better. It’s about doing the work with the company and person you trust and can always rely on.

AC Maintenance Pros Serving the Boston Area Since 1995

Harvard University is located in Cambridge, across the Charles River from Boston, Massachusetts. The neoclassical Widener Library anchors grassy Harvard Yard, the heart of the campus. Harvard Square is filled with cafes, bars, and bookstores. Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler collections are included in the Harvard Art Museums. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is located southeast. Aside from its rich history, educational excellence, and eventful downtown scene, we know that Boston is home to many Massachusetts residents. These homes need to be maintained, and that’s where Winters® Home Services is here to help.

At Winters® Home Services, our technicians are committed to providing a high-quality service that will not only extend the life of your home’s fixtures, but will also ensure your satisfaction and trust in our work. Our commitment to that belief is one of the reasons why we are proud to now serve residents in Boston, Cambridge, and surrounding areas of Massachusetts.

Since we care about the comfort of our neighbors and the community, we treat our customers like members of our own family. Over 70% of our customers return to us for regular maintenance and service, so there’s no question that our dedication to providing the best heating, cooling, and plumbing services has paid off.

If you are in the Greater Boston, Metro-West, North Shore, or South Shore area, call Winters® Home Services 24/7 at 617-221-5899 to schedule a service appointment.


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"Great company very prompt and professional. I’ve used them a number of times and am always happy with them. Their technician Anthony is the best."
Albert Amick

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"Once again, we received amazing service from Winters and our guy Maury! When our air conditioner suddenly stopped working before an impending heat wave, Maury rearrange the schedule to get to us as soon as possible, diagnosed our issue, got our replacement part, and installed it after hours in order to get us up and running again! We appreciate the amazing customer service even more than we appreciated the cool comfortable home we had during the heat."
Kyle Bertke

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"Fixed the whole system, knowledgeable, explained everything and friendly (too)."
Kim Jankowski

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"Zane was great! Courteous, and extremely professional. He came in and quickly diagnosed the issue with our HVAC and fixed it in 30 mins + gave us a ton of great advice on how to keep it running smoothly over time. Highly recommend!"
Siddarth Raman

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"Lucas knew his stuff (he was professional); he was able to get to our house in 30 minutes in lieu of the scheduled 30 hours (that qualifies as being on time); though I detect he had to improvise to fix the problem, he was successful the first time (good quality); he wanted my input to the "description" of the problem (responsive); and I received "faster than Amazon 2 hour service" in the middle of a heat wave (good value)!"
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