Professional HVAC Maintenance in Southern Maryland

Southern Pride Service technician testing an HVAC System

Membership Benefits

The Best Investment to Protect Your Investment 

A membership, also known as a maintenance plan, is one of the best things you can have to protect the longevity of your comfort system. Routine tune-ups allow your system to work at peak efficiency while it runs year in and year out.

At Southern Pride Service, we recommend maintenance services twice a year for best results. Statistically, a system that is maintained regularly experiences fewer breakdowns and service calls, which is our goal to keep you at the highest level of comfort and convenience. 

A maintenance agreement can eliminate the need for costly repairs by preventing them and catching them before they cause breakdowns. It provides peace of mind knowing your system is well maintained and saving you money on your utility bills throughout the year, whether it’s heating or cooling season.

In some cases, the energy savings could pay for the actual cost of the maintenance, not to mention protect the environment by reducing your energy consumption. These are just a few of the advantages homeowners can experience with regular maintenance from Southern Pride Service!

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Contact us today to learn more about how your home’s energy efficiency, air quality, and system service life benefit from preventative HVAC maintenance. 

What Does a Maintenance Visit Entail? 

Check evaporator coil

Lubricate fan motor

Set manifold pressure

Monitor expansion valve

Check start and run capacitors

Test fan limit switch

Clean evaporator drain

Check start and run delays

Adjust bypass dampers

Clean and adjust burners

Clean heat exchanger

Test thermocouple

Monitor refrigerant level

Inspect valves

Clean or replace filters (Customer Provided)

Adjust operating pressures

Check flue

Tighten electrical connections

Measure voltage differences

Check flame baffle

Evaluate safety controls

Measure amperage draw

Measure gas input

Clean combustion chamber

Measure temperature difference

Adjust thermostat calibration

Set burner adjustment

Check combustion air

Check fan blades for tightness


Reduce Cooling and Heating Costs

– saving you money!

Protect Your Home

assures proper and safe equipment operation!

Improve Your Equipment Efficiency

get the most from your investment!

Priority Customer

same day service when you need it!

Add Years to Equipment Life

peace of mind!

Agreement is Transferable

adds value to your home!

Improved Dependability

comfort available when you want it!

Discount on Repair Service

save money on all necessary repairs!
Let us serve you by taking over your equipment’s required maintenance. We service nearly every type and brand of heating and air conditioning equipment ever made. Call 301-932-4925 for details.

A Typical Maintenance Check-Up Should Include:

Ensure the thermostat is programmed appropriately

This ensures your heating and cooling system is programmed to not be running when you are not home, saving you money and prolonging the life of your system.

Ensure all electrical connections are tightened

The technician will also measure voltage and current in the motor of the unit. Faulty electrical connections can cause unsafe operation of your system and reduce the life of major components.

Lubricate all moving parts

Parts that lack lubrication cause friction in motors and increase the amount of electricity you use, causing your energy usage to increase and costing you more money.

Condensate drain

Checking the condensate drain in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump (when in cooling mode). A plugged drain can cause water damage in the house and affect indoor humidity levels.

Check controls of the system

Ensures proper and safe operation. Check the starting cycle of the equipment to assure the system starts, operates, and shuts off properly.

(Cooling Specific) Inspect evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils

Dirty coils reduce the system’s ability to cool your home and cause the system to run longer, increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.

(Cooling Specific) Check your central air conditioner's refrigerant level

Too much or too little refrigerant will make your system less efficient, increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.

(Cooling Specific) Inspect and adjust blower components

This provides proper system airflow for greater comfort levels. Airflow problems can reduce your system’s efficiency by up to 15%.

(Heating Specific) Check all gas (or oil) connections, gas pressure, burner combustion, and heat exchanger

Improperly operating gas (or oil) connections is a fire hazard and can contribute to health problems. A dirty burner or cracked heat exchanger causes improper burner operation. Either can cause the equipment to operate less safely and efficiently.

Inspect, clean, or change air filters

This is something you can do once a month in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump. Your contractor can show you how to do this. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, leading to early failure.

Why Invest in Routine HVAC Maintenance for Your Home?

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable all year round, routine HVAC maintenance is a critical component. Not only will it extend the service life of your entire system, it will alert you to any small problems before they escalate into something larger and more expensive. Maintenance also ensures that your home’s heating and cooling systems are operating at peak efficiency, saving you money on your monthly energy bills!

The experienced team at Southern Pride Services has the industry know-how to keep your home’s comfort systems in peak condition. Our friendly experts will thoroughly inspect your systems and communicate clearly what they find. We are honest and upfront with pricing and will make sure you know exactly what will be on your final bill. Check out our special offers and savings! 

Ready to schedule your home’s preventative maintenance? Call our customer care experts or schedule your appointment online, and we’ll provide the reliable and affordable services you deserve! 

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With the SMECO Home Energy Improvement Program (HEIP), you may qualify for up to $700 in free HVAC services!