Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

May 08, 2020

As warmer weather starts, you might be considering, is an AC tune-up worth it in Sandpoint? Especially if your air conditioning system is up-to-date or was cooling good last season.

Here’s one method to contemplate it. You wouldn’t buy a brand-new vehicle and never have to book any service for it, such as changing the oil or purchasing new tires.

The same affects your AC. It’s a machine that needs fuel and has moving parts. Like a automobile, it can develop leaks and its moving parts can break down.

Having your system checked yearly by a Age Heating & Cooling technician can help locate small troubles before they turn into huge malfunctions. (And cause your equipment to stop working!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your system clean. Since your air conditioner is placed outside your home, it’s more prone to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard clippings, which can greatly affect your unit’s efficiency. While you can use our how to clean your AC guide, you should call a pro to take care of intricate internal components.
  2. It keeps your AC efficient. Dirt and yard refuse that build up within your equipment can push it to work harder and restrict airflow. Both these issues can cause increased energy needs—and a higher utility bill!
  3. It could prolong your equipment’s life span. A clean AC is an efficient one and may even help it work for a greater period of time. That’s money that you’ll save on your monthly electricity costs and over the years, because you won’t have to buy new equipment as soon.
  4. It helps determine minor problems before they turn into major, expensive problems. During professional AC maintenance, your technician will carefully examine components and complete a set of cooling performance checks. These in-depth measures often allow us to locate troubles before they lead to major issues that cause a costly repair bill.
  5. It helps ensure trouble-free operation throughout the season. After your system is maintained, you’ll have peace of mind realizing your system is ready to provide worry-free comfort. Even on the most humid days. It’s one of the wisest approaches to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty valid. Most manufacturers expect annual maintenance to keep your warranty going. Without this service, your unit is vulnerable to early meltdowns and decreased efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Involve?

A good AC service should involve a check and maintenance work from a qualified HVAC specialist. Here’s some of the work we’ll do:

System Checks

We’ll check the ensuing spots and pieces:

  • Overall system condition
  • Start-up sequence
  • Thermostat settings
  • Air filter
  • Blower components and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety components
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains

Tune-Up

This is just a segment of the services we’ll complete:

  • Replace air filters
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Check electrical flow
  • Lubricate moving pieces
  • Rinse condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Schedule Your AC Service Right Away with Age Heating & Cooling

This week is the perfect time to schedule your AC maintenance! Give our Age Heating & Cooling pros a ring at 208-578-4258 or contact us online to book your appointment. Before we visit your home, be sure to look at our exclusive offers for savings on your upcoming tune-up.