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Owning, or even sometimes renting, a home in Chesapeake, VA, requires general maintenance to keep your investment in working order. It’s really all about being prepared. Per Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Maintaining your home’s system wards off emergency situations and costly repairs while extending your equipment’s life. Take the time and money to perform general maintenance on a regular basis. Many of the maintenance services require the knowledge, skills, and tools of a professional. During the maintenance or service call, our technician will make any necessary repairs and/or alert you of a possible situation. For your convenience we offer four maintenance plans, and you can choose the right one for you by learning more about them here. Call Air Handlers Heating & Cooling to assist you in maintaining any of the following or to answer any questions you may have:

Furnace Maintenance

For furnaces, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed in the fall. The purpose is to keep your system running at top efficiency throughout the season, i.e., to keep you having heat when you need it. Our technician will check and/or clean all the connections, controls, sensors, drains, ignitor, ducts, pipes, burners, valves, motors, thermostat(s) and instruct you on anything you could do between our service visits. As a rule of thumb, furnace filters need to be changed every three months or as needed, which is something you can do yourself with the correct filters.

Air Conditioner Maintenance

For air conditioners, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed in the spring. Our professional technician will check and/or clean the connections, coils, blower components, lines, refrigerant, drain, fuses, and thermostat(s), as well as lubricate all working parts. Maintenance you can do yourself between service visits is to remove any yard debris or vegetation from the top and sides of your outdoor air conditioner unit, as well as to keep it covered with an air conditioner cover or tarp in the winter.

Heat Pump Maintenance

For heat pumps, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed in the fall, same as furnaces and boilers. Our professional technician will check and/or clean ducts, filters, blower, indoor coil, ducts, refrigerant, electric terminals, connections, motors, and belts, as well as lubricate all working parts. Be sure to change or clean the filter every three months or as needed. You can also clean the outdoor coils whenever they seem dirty, and keep yard debris and vegetation away from the unit.

Whole-House Humidifier Maintenance

For whole-house humidifiers, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed at the same time as your furnace tune-up and cleaning. Our professionals include this maintenance along with the furnace appointment. Typically there isn’t much in the way of maintenance; however, our technician will change your humidifier pad and clean any mineral buildup you may have (in the case of hard water). Ask our technician to show you how to dissolve the buildup on your own every few months to keep your humidifier working at top efficiency.

Air-Filtration System Maintenance

For air-filtration systems, regular maintenance is something your can perform on your own. Maintenance on an air-filtration system usually just means changing or cleaning the filter every three to nine months. But you should check with the manufacturer’s specific recommendations. Changing or cleaning your filter on a regular basis will ensure the best filtration for your home as well as extend the life of the system. If you need any assistance or would like to install an air-filtration system, feel free to talk with one of our professionals at Air Handlers Heating & Cooling.

At Air Handlers Heating & Cooling, we’re here to to assist you in maintaining your home’s systems or to answer any of your questions about maintenance. Keeping your equipment in good working order allows you peace of mind to know they’ll be there when you need them. It also makes good financial sense to keep equipment serviced to help extend their life spans. Here in Chesapeake, VA, call us at 757-734-7171 to make an appointment now.

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Air Conditioner Maintenance in Chesapeake, VA 23323

“Thanks for the hard work guys!” – Brian A.

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“I received a phone call informing me that the technician was on the way. In about 20 minutes Cody showed up. He performed the scheduled maintenance. Checked everything and cleaned what needed to be cleaned. Cody was punctual. Very friendly and courteous. We couldn’t expect any better service. It is always nice doing business with Air Handlers!”

– Beverly T.

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“This was the Spring maintenance effort on three-zones. Nate did a great job, on-time and everything look good. No problems. no questions!”

– Peter M.

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“My experience with Air Handler has been very good. After calling and talking with Jessica, she was friendly and professional with helping me get a technician for my HVAC issue. The technician Glenn was also very friendly and knowledgeable with helping me and explaining my options. Definitely will continue using this company now and in the future.”

– Jonathan S.

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“Cody exhibited the same professionalism and attention to detail as every Air Handlers representative we've met over the 30 years that we've done business. We wouldn't call anyone else.”

– Deborah and Kevin A.

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“Cody was at my house for the fall maintenance and to look everything over up in the attic air handler. Very polite.”

– James K.

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“Cody was extremely professional, efficient and friendly. He did a great job for us today.”

– Lorraine M.

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“Thanks to technician, Jake, I’m confident our sophisticated HVAC Carrier Infinity system is ready for winter. We have always been satisfied with Air Handlers well trained and skilled technicians over the five years Air Handlers has been servicing our HVAC system.”

– JR D.

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“Cody was great! He was on time, professional, knowledgeable, efficient, and answered all my questions.”

– Tonya S.

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“Cody was prompt and courteous. Please send him again next time.”

– Donald & Liz H.


Air Handlers is a full service heating and air conditioning company. Providing outstanding customer service and HVAC repair, service and installation to Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, parts of Suffolk.