What Is A PMA, and Why Do You Need One?

Prevent home AC problems with a PMA (Preventative Maintenance Agreement) from DDI Southeast | Jacksonville, Florida.

Summer is right around the corner, which means another season of humid Florida heat. If you spent last summer sweating it out with an unreliable air conditioning unit and paying for repeated repairs, it’s time to consider enrolling in a Preventive Maintenance Agreement.

An HVAC Preventive Maintenance Agreement, or PMA, covers regularly scheduled maintenance for your AC unit. Twice a year, a trained technician will inspect and service your unit, ensuring all parts are clean and functioning correctly. The service provided depends on the age and type of equipment you own.

Much like changing the oil in your car keeps the engine running smoothly, properly maintaining your AC unit can prevent costly repairs and keep you cool all summer, benefiting your wallet and home.

Maintenance extends the life of your unit.

The average air conditioning unit lasts 12-15 years, depending on the size and frequency of use. Regular preventive maintenance will extend the life of your unit, getting you closer to if not beyond that 15-year mark. A well-maintained air conditioner is a long-living air conditioner.

Improved efficiency = lower utility bills.

If you want to see a return on your preventive maintenance investment, just look at your utility bill. A dirty, poorly maintained AC unit will have to work harder to cool your home, turning on more frequently and using more energy. Regular care of your AC unit will ensure that it is running at optimal performance and efficiency.

AC maintenance service gives you peace of mind.

With our busy schedules, it’s hard to remember to make home maintenance a priority. When you sign up for a PMA, your service technician will reach out twice a year to schedule an AC maintenance call, typically in the spring and fall. They will keep track of all required maintenance for your unit and when it needs to occur, so you have one less thing to worry about.

Catch issues before they become emergencies.

Even with regular AC maintenance, issues can arise. During semi-annual maintenance visits, technicians are able to spot small issues before they turn into larger problems, often catching them in time to be covered by your unit’s manufacturer’s warranty. Additionally, regular maintenance allows a technician to become familiar with your unit over time and be on the lookout for complications that might be specific to your brand.

You get priority service.

Enrolling in a preventive maintenance agreement will instantly give you VIP status with DDI Southeast. Should your unit need additional repair, your call will be given priority over those not enrolled in a PMA. What’s more, your PMA may entitle you to discounts for repair services outside the scope of the maintenance agreement. Contact us to find out more.

DDI Southeast is your go-to for Jacksonville, FL AC maintenance and repairs.

During your preventive maintenance check, our technicians will:

  • Check refrigerant pressure
  • Test safety controls and starting capabilities
  • Measure volts/amps
  • Clean blower and coils
  • Lubricate all moving parts
  • Calibrate thermostats
  • Measure temperature differential
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Clean or replace owner-provided air filters

As we begin the cooling season in Florida, now is the perfect time to assess the condition and performance of your air conditioning unit. Give us a call to schedule your preventive maintenance visit today.

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