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HVAC Tune-Ups

HVAC Tune-Ups

As the seasons change, it's important to ensure your heating and cooling systems are working properly. We recommend getting a pre-season tune-up twice a year — once in the spring to prepare for summer, and again in the fall to make sure your system is ready for winter. Keeping your HVAC in top condition can help prevent breakdowns and possibly prolong its life.

Tune-ups are available in the spring and fall for just $100 per unit with our ShieldSilver™, ShieldGold™ plans. One free tune-up per contract term is included in the ShieldPlatinum™ plan. HVAC Tune-up services are provided by Frontdoor® Pro. Current member? Please login to MyAccount to request service.

Available with these plans

Shield Silver

Shield Gold

Shield Platinum

HVAC Tune-Up Details

Check the heat exchanger (heating check in fall)
Inspect disconnects (AC in spring, heating in fall)
Check thermostat
Check filters
Check contactor and condensate line
Test capacitors and operations
Clean/tighten electrical connections
Test safety and limit switches
Check refrigerant levels and systems pressures (AC check in spring)
Clean the burners (heating check in fall)
Inspect the pilot system (heating check in fall)
With a heat pump system - test temperature split, rinse condensor coils, check evaporator coil & perform amp draw on condensor motor and compressor
Not Included:
Free filters (However if you provide us with a new one, the Pro will install it for you)
Cleaning of condensate line stoppages (requires new service request)
Recharging refrigerant (requires new service request)
Evaporator/indoor coil cleaning, including acid cleaning beyond hosing with water
Cleaning or unclogging services to correct problems related to lack of manufacturer recommended maintenance
Geothermal systems, mini-split systems, boilers, swamp coolers, window and wall units, and oil furnaces
Window and wall units
Oil furnaces
Systems that are unsafe for Pro to access safely to perform tune-up

Frequently Asked Questions

American Home Shield® uniquely offers pre-season HVAC Tune-ups to our members - once in the spring to prepare for warm days ahead and then again in the fall to ensure that your heater is ready for winter. Our HVAC tune-ups are offered at $100 per unit with the ShieldSilver and ShieldGold plans. If you have our ShieldPlatinum plan, you get one free tune-up per contract term and unlimited AC refrigerant.

You will simply pay $100 per unit (plus sales tax where applicable) for your HVAC tune-up. Should a covered issue be found that requires repair, you will be charged your service fee for that separate service request.

AC refrigerant should be checked during your spring HVAC tune-up every year and refilled when necessary.

Your refrigerant levels will be checked during the spring AC tune-up. If your AC system needs a refrigerant refill to keep the air in your home cool, our ShieldSilver and ShieldGold plans provide refrigerant at the discounted rate of $10/pound off the per pound price.

The ShieldPlatinum plan offers unlimited refrigerant at no cost. If a refrigerant refill is required, you will be charged your service fee for that separate service request.

You can place your first service request 30 days after you sign up for your plan. Service requests can easily be placed 24/7 online via MyAccount or by calling 1-888-691-2854 during standard business hours to request service.

Our best home warranty plan is the one that’s right for you and your home. The ShieldSilver plan covers the parts and components of your must-have systems like your heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems. ShieldGold covers all of the above plus your laundry and kitchen appliances. And with ShieldPlatinum, you get coverage for just about everything: home systems and appliances, plus premium features like roof leak repair coverage, unlimited AC refrigerant, and one free HVAC Tune-up per agreement term. No two homes are the same, and that’s why we have options – so you can find the plan that fits your needs. Please review the Sample Plan Agreement for specific coverage details.

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