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Residential AC Maintenance in Los Angeles

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Living in Los Angeles, CA, where the average high temperature in the summer is between 75- and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, you rely on your residential air conditioner to keep your family cool and comfortable. Need help repairing and maintaining your Los Angeles air conditioner, schedule a service appointment with the fantastic team at Universal Heating & Air.

Air Conditioning Routine Maintenance
Having a routine AC maintenance check is crucial to ensure you are getting the purest air filtration from your system

ac unit maintenanceWhy is Air Conditioning Routine Maintenance Important?

Unfortunately, most homeowners take their air conditioning system for granted until there is a problem. The best way to prevent unnecessary damage to your air conditioner and maintain your unit’s energy efficiency is to schedule a yearly maintenance appointment and annual tune-ups during the summer months.

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Our team will inspect every aspect of your AC system before approving it’s quality

ac unit maintenanceWhat Does Annual Maintenance Include?

Universal Heating & Air offers a yearly maintenance plan for your central air conditioner, A/C condensers, ductless A/C, heat pumps, and other air conditioning units. During your yearly maintenance appointment, the technician will examine every component, piece, and part to determine if an air conditioning repair is required.

During the HVAC system maintenance appointment, we will perform a thorough inspection of several different components, including:

  • Examine and replace the air filter, which improves your home’s indoor air quality
  • Inspect the electrical components, hoses, motors, and belts
  • Inspect all the other components found in the HVAC system, including the air handler, evaporator coils, compressor, and expansion valve
  • Test the pump and drain lines
  • Test and inspect the thermostat

With proper maintenance, including scheduling a yearly inspection, you can truly extend the life of your air conditioning system.

Join Universal’s Air Conditioning Maintenance Program

Ready to ensure your AC unit remains functional when you need it the most? Contact Universal Heating & Air to join our excellent and affordable maintenance program. Our skilled technicians are specially trained to service a variety of different HVAC systems, including:

  • Lenox
  • Bryant
  • Carrier
  • Trane
  • Goodman
  • Fujitsu
  • Amana
  • York

Enrolling in one of our annual maintenance plans can help you lower your energy bills and prevent an unnecessary and potentially costly AC repair.

Schedule an Appointment Online for Your Next Service!

Ready to schedule an appointment or enroll in a yearly maintenance plan? Don’t hesitate to either call us or schedule an appointment online. One of our outstanding technicians will help you determine the right service for your needs and budget.

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We make sure your air blows hot or cold based on your thermostat settings. If your AC air blows lukewarm, it’s time for a checkup.

ac warning signsThe Signs of Air Conditioning System Trouble

If there is an issue with your HVAC system, and your air conditioner in particular, there are often clear signs of a problem. Here are a few telltale signs of a broken AC in Los Angeles:


Are you starting to notice strange odors inside your home, particularly when your A/C unit is running? Several odors could signal a problem with your HVAC system. For example, if you notice a burning smell, the issue is typically an electrical or mechanical problem, particularly in the fan or wiring.

If you notice a strange odor that does not dissipate within a few minutes of turning on the AC, call us immediately to determine if repairs are necessary.


AC units are typically quiet, especially newer, more energy-efficient models. A strange and new noise is often a sign of a problem. For example, if your Los Angeles air conditioning unit makes an unusual buzzing noise, the problem could be loose wiring or a damaged condenser fan motor.

A noticeable hissing noise is typically the sign there is a problem with your evaporator coil or refrigerant line. If there is damage to either component, there is a chance your cooling systems could be leaking refrigerant. This is a potentially serious issue, and a professional should always handle any repairs.

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No matter what ac unit you own, our technicians will have the skills and the tools to keep it running smoothly!

Moisture Buildup

Have you noticed droplets or even puddles of water collecting around your AC vent? Moisture buildup around the vent or on the condenser unit itself is cause for concern. There are several potential causes of moisture buildup on any of your HVAC components, including:

  • Frozen evaporator coil
  • Dirty air filters
  • Damaged ductwork
  • Refrigerant leak

Like other air conditioning repairs, determining the underlying cause of moisture buildup, and making the necessary fix, is best handled by an HVAC technician.

Restricted Airflow

One of the most common HVAC issues many Los Angeles homeowners face is restricted airflow. Many AC units can function properly but simply cannot meet your cooling needs. When this occurs, and there is a problem with restricted airflow, there are several potential culprits, including:

  • Damaged fan or blower motor
  • Blockage in the ductwork
  • Electrical issues in the HVAC system

Whatever the case, give the professionals at Universal Heating & Air in Los Angeles a call for AC repair or AC maintenance.

Blowing Warm Air

When it comes to your home’s HVAC system, you want to enjoy a warm home in the winter and amazing cool air in the summer. If your AC unit is suddenly blowing warm air, contact us to determine the underlying cause. For example, you have a refrigerant leak, damage to your blower motor, or a damaged condenser.

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Our team have decades of combined experience and will get straight to the root of your AC repair issues

fastest ac repair team in los angelesFast Air Conditioning Repair in Los Angeles County

Whether your AC is blowing warm air, there is restricted air flow, or your HVAC system stops working, you want a company that can diagnose and fix the issue quickly. At Universal Heating & Air, your family’s comfort is our top priority.

We can fix your HVAC system immediately and for a fair price.

frequently asked questions ac los angeles
Whatever type of AC unit you have, keeping it purring smoothly is vital, especially in SoCal weather!

faqFrequently Asked HVAC Repair Questions

Is it Worth Paying for AC Maintenance?

The short answer to this simple question is “Yes!” Enrolling in low-cost routine maintenance can help you save money on your utility bills and future costly repairs. Spending a small amount of money on your plan can wind up saving you thousands down the road.

How Frequently Should AC Be Serviced?

Ideally, your HVAC system, including your AC and heating unit, should be serviced at least once a year. However, if your AC system is older and you are worried about the potential for future repairs, you can have us come and check out the system more often throughout the year.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

Yearly AC maintenance is an excellent service offered to Los Angeles homeowners through Universal Heating & Air. During your appointment, we will thoroughly examine your system and provide you with good advice about all things HVAC.

If you have a furnace, we can service and maintain your heating and cooling systems.

Do You Really Need Annual Air Conditioner Maintenance?

Living in Los Angeles, where temperatures can be consistently hot throughout the year, you rely on your air conditioning system to function correctly for extended periods. Yearly maintenance can help prevent a costly AC repair or even the need for future air conditioning installation services.

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Are you noticing water dripping from your unit?

What Happens if You Don’t Clean Your HVAC System?

In addition to putting an unnecessary strain on your HVAC system, foregoing cleaning your AC can negatively impact your home’s indoor air quality. Luckily, handling your system’s regular cleaning and maintenance is one of Universal’s incredible Los Angeles HVAC services!

Is it Necessary to Clean the Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit?

In general, you should clean the outdoor air conditioning unit at least once or twice each year. If the unit is under a tree or is exposed to the elements, you should clean it more often. A representative from Universal Heating & Air can help you keep your outdoor unit clean.

new ac unit
Air conditioner fans can be costly to replace. Treat yours with the respect it deserves!

How Often do I Really Need to Replace the Air Filters?

There are a variety of different HVAC air filters available, including disposable, washable, HEPA, and electrostatic filters. Some inexpensive filters should be replaced monthly, while others only need to be cleaned periodically.

The best way to determine just how often you should replace the filters is to contact us or refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Should I Cover My Cooling Unit During Winter Months for a More Efficient System?

Living in Los Angeles, where the weather can be notoriously warm even in the winter, you may not need to cover the outdoor unit in the winter. However, if you do not use your AC system in the winter, the outdoor unit and components, including the condenser, should be covered.

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Our team of skilled technicians are always at work, maintaining and improving clients AC systems

call us today!Get in Touch for AC Maintenance, Repair, and Installations in Los Angeles, CA

Whether you need a new air conditioner, AC repair, or AC maintenance, Universal Heating & Air professionals have you covered. Our background-checked, courteous technicians can give you a free estimate on any AC or heating service you might require.

In addition to air conditioning installation, we can also offer your furnace repair, heater repair, heater installation, and furnace maintenance. If the issue involves your heating units, we can solve the problem!

Worried about your indoor air quality or if your HVAC system is as energy efficient as possible? At Universal Heating & Air, we can create a plan to help ensure your HVAC system is in perfect shape, increasing the unit’s overall efficiency, lowering energy bills, and improving indoor air quality.

We strive to offer great customer service and extend your HVAC system’s life. We can provide you with this great service in the Woodland Hills and Los Angeles areas if you need a new unit.

Peri T.
Peri T.

I'm Peri B, the owner of Universal Heating & Air, and I'm here to save the day (or at least your AC). Our team got the skills and knowledge to handle any AC repair, installation, or maintenance job. My goal is to make sure my customers are comfortable, no matter the weather. So, if you need superheros for your AC problems, look no further!

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