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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 $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.

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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

See the plan agreement for coverage details, including service fees, limitations and exclusions. Coverage limits and charges for non-covered items may apply.

Pre-season HVAC system tune-ups are performed by a FrontdoorPro® independent service contractor ("Pro"). Service dates are limited and may vary based upon location, Pro availability, and weather.

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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 $100 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.  

No, you will simply pay $100 per unit (plus sales tax where applicable). Should a covered issue be found that requires repair, you will be charged your Service 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 $100 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 Shield Silver™ plan is for homeowners who want to cover the must-haves like your heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems. The Shield Gold™ 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 Shield Platinum™ 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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An American Home Shield® home warranty 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.


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New Jersey Residents: The product being offered is a service contract and is separate and distinct from any product or service warranty which may be provided by the home builder or manufacturer.