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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 spring to prepare your A/C system for summer, and again in fall to make sure your heating system is ready for winter. Keeping your HVAC system in top condition can help prevent breakdowns and possibly prolong its life. Tune-ups are available for just $75 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 American Home Shield ProConnect™.

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What does your spring and fall tune-up include?

HVAC Tune-ups Include:

  • Inspect disconnects (A/C in spring, heating unit 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 (A/C check in spring)
  • Clean the burners (heating unit check in fall)
  • Check the heat exchanger (heating unit check in fall)
  • Inspect the pilot system (heating unit check in fall)



Plus these additional items if you have a heat pump system:

  • Test temperature split
  • Perform amp draw on condenser/evaporator motor and compressor
  • Rinse condensor coils with water
  • Check evaporator coil

Not Included

  • Free filters (However, if you provide us with new filters, our contractor will install them 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 required to correct problems related to the lack of manufacturer recommended maintenance
  • Geothermal systems, mini-split systems, boilers, swamp coolers, window and wall units, and oil furnaces
  • Units that are unsafe for contractor to access safely in order to perform tune-up
Pre-season HVAC system tune-ups are performed by a ProConnect Home Solutions, Inc. independent service contractor ("Pro"). Service dates are limited and may vary based upon location, Pro availability, and weather. HVAC tune-up services are not available in Hawaii. Limitations and exclusions apply.

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An American Home Shield® home service plan does more than help with the cost of covered breakdowns. By making regular maintenance easier, your plan can help you avoid breakdowns in the first place. It's just one more way we look out for our members.

FAQs

American Home Shield uniquely offers discounted, pre-season HVAC Tune-ups to our members. As the seasons change, it’s important to ensure that your A/C and heating systems are working properly, which is why we recommend getting a professional tune-up twice a year – once in the spring to prepare for warm, summer days ahead and then again in the fall to ensure that your heater is ready for the winter. Our spring and fall HVAC Tune-ups are discounted at $75 per unit with the ShieldSilver and ShieldGold plans. If you have our ShieldPlatinum plan, you receive one free tune-up per contract term as well as unlimited A/C refrigerant, which is otherwise $10/pound.  

Absolutely. The typical cost to repair or replace a heating unit without a home warranty can be up to $3,625*. With an American Home Shield® home warranty, if you experience a breakdown and the item is covered, we will repair it for you, or replace it if it can’t be repaired. A home warranty is a great way to protect your budget from unexpected breakdowns. Learn more about our A/C and heating system coverage.  

*Repair/replacement costs are the eightieth persentile of U.S. costs according to a nationwide survey of homeowners conducted in 2019 by ClearVantage for American Home Shield. 

No, you will simply pay $75 per unit (plus sales tax where applicable). Should a covered issue be found that requires repair, you will be charged your Trade Service Call Fee for that separate service request and subject to the limitations and exclusions under your American Home Shield® home warranty.  

 

No problem. You'll simply pay $75 for each unit (plus sales tax where applicable) with the ShieldSilver™ and ShieldGold™ plans. With the ShieldPlatinum™ plan, members receive one free HVAC tun-up per contract term. Should a covered issue be found that requires repair, you will be charged your Trade Service Call Fee for each unit that requires a separate service request and is subject to limitations and exclusions under your American Home Shield® home warranty. 

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 A/C tune-up. If your A/C system needs a refrigerant refill in order to keep the air in your home cool, our ShieldSilver and ShieldGold plans provide refrigerant at the discounted rate of $10/pound no matter how much you need. The ShieldPlatinum plan offers unlimited refrigerant at no cost. These are unique benefits that American Home Shield® offers our members to help protect your budget and keep your home running smoothly.  

Once your coverage begins (30 days after you purchase your new home warranty plan) you can request service 24/7 online or call 1-888-691-2854 during standard business hours to request service. 

Our best plan is the one that’s right for you! The ShieldSilver™ plan is for homeowners who want to cover the must-haves like your heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems. The ShieldGold™ plan is perfect for anyone who wants to live life with less interruptions, especially in the laundry room and kitchen, with coverage for the main systems AND appliances you use every day. And with the ShieldPlatinum™ plan, you get coverage for just about everything: key components of 23 major home systems and appliances, plus premium features like Roof Leak Repair Coverage, double the coverage for appliances, and a free HVAC Tune-up. No two homes are the same, and that’s why we have options – so you can find the plan that fits your needs. 

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