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Old 08-24-2021, 08:37 AM
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I just moved to the Villages and am finding out that some HVAC companies are changing their plans to only make one maintenance visit per year vs two. I know from experience that the filter at the very least has to be changed at least twice a year so one visit per year is unacceptable. I found Munns and Holliday are still offering twice a year visits at a reasonable price.

Any thoughts or advice on which company to go with?
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SunKool is a good option.
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Agree with Sun Kool, twice a year maintenance $199. Join the Kool club,gives you priority on emergency after hour calls.
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We were with Sun Kool until a year ago when their tech told us we should by a new system for twice what it would cost to repair the part he thought was failing (it wasn't). We had Kalo (sp?) come out when our Sun Kool contract was up (6 months after the "failing" part didn't fail). Without knowing what the Sun Kool tech had said, Kalo said the system was in good shape. We signed up with them. It may have been just an over-protective tech on Sun Kool's part, but we felt a bit uncomfortable with them after that.
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we use Munn's, & are very pleased with the service.
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We have Chuck Farrell service our A/C annually and I replace the filter at least quarterly. Replacing the filter is about the easiest do it yourself project there is for a homeowner. It takes me about 30 seconds, open the filter door, slide out the old filter, slide in a new filter, and close the door. The only thought involved is putting the filter in with the air flow arrows pointing in the proper direction.
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We have Chuck Farrell service our A/C annually and I replace the filter at least quarterly. Replacing the filter is about the easiest do it yourself project there is for a homeowner. It takes me about 30 seconds, open the filter door, slide out the old filter, slide in a new filter, and close the door. The only thought involved is putting the filter in with the air flow arrows pointing in the proper direction.
Chuck Farrell is not taking new customers.
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Don't count on Munn's to change your filter, guy came out checked everything and said everything was ok, I guess ok means he couldn't find anything to charge me for...... he never even changed the filter, I did after he left, and then I canceled the contract.
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We use SunshineAC. Expensive but reliable. Respond within hours to an emergency. Annual maintenance $129 I think.
The filter is very important for the quality of air inside. Very easy to change. No tools required. Should be changed every 3 months not 6 although during allergy season I changed it monthly. Filters are cheap, buy from Lowe’s or Home Depot, I bought a year’s supply.
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We use SunshineAC. Expensive but reliable. Respond within hours to an emergency. Annual maintenance $129 I think.
The filter is very important for the quality of air inside. Very easy to change. No tools required. Should be changed every 3 months not 6 although during allergy season I changed it monthly. Filters are cheap, buy from Lowe’s or Home Depot, I bought a year’s supply.
What size filter are you using? Ours has a 10X20X 4 inch filter and runs 73 dollars for 2 the last time I bought filters on Amazon. That was for a Merv 11 but they ended up sending Merv 13's which run a little more.
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What size filter are you using? Ours has a 10X20X 4 inch filter and runs 73 dollars for 2 the last time I bought filters on Amazon. That was for a Merv 11 but they ended up sending Merv 13's which run a little more.
maint fee does not include filter
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I don't have any maintenance agreement at all. But, annually is not often enough to add vinegar or to flush out the condensate line. I do it every 3 months. I change the filter every 6 months. Those are really the only things you need to do, except to inspect the inside of the air handling unit and the outside coils for dirt or mold. I think it is a waste of money to pay an HVAC technician to come to your house to do anything to a system that is operating properly. They cannot prevent a breakdown. Call a technician when the system fails. Also, don't pay in advance for repair service because you will be stuck with one company who may not be available when you need them.
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Honeywell 16” by 25” by 1” filter for a 14 seer trane AC rated for about 2000 sq ft. Our 14 year old AC is working perfectly but was always maintained by Sunshine. The next HVAC we put in will have the special pollen and allergy filter not sure if it has UV but will cost about $750 just for the filter, according to Sunshine.
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DiscountFilters.com: Refrigerator Water Filters, Furnace Filters & More

Seco filters I received came from them. They always have coupons making them cheaper than seco link. Good quality filters that fit well
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Old 08-24-2021, 02:28 PM
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I change my own filter and use Munns. Only the filter needs to be checked more than one a year. They were just here a couple days ago and it was $79.
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