Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As warmer weather starts, you could be considering, is an AC tune-up worth it in Plainfield? Especially if your AC equipment is recently installed or was operating just fine last year.

Here’s one way to contemplate it. You wouldn’t purchase a brand-new vehicle and never expect to book any maintenance for it, such as changing the oil or getting new tires.

The same applies for your AC. It’s equipment that needs fuel and has moving components. Like a automobile, it can develop leaks and its moving components can malfunction.

Having your equipment inspected seasonally by a PWA Heating & Cooling Inc technician can help spot small issues before they lead to large malfunctions. (And cause your AC to stop running!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your unit clean. Since your cooling system is located outside, it’s more susceptible to experiencing a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard debris, which can greatly lower your system’s efficiency. While you can try our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling a pro to maintain delicate internal pieces.
  2. It keeps your AC efficient. Dirt and yard refuse that collect within your system can push it to work harder and decrease airflow. Both these problems can cause increased energy use—and a higher utility bill!
  3. It could lengthen your unit’s life span. A clean AC is an efficient one and may even help it work longer. That’s money that you won’t spend on your monthly electricity expenses and over the years, since you won’t have to replace your equipment as quickly.
  4. It helps find minor troubles before they turn into major, costly troubles. During professional AC maintenance, your technician will closely inspect pieces and perform a cycle of AC performance checks. These in-depth measures often allow us to locate troubles before they create major troubles that lead to a pricey repair bill.
  5. It helps guarantee trouble-free cooling throughout the warmest days. After your system is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind being aware your equipment is ready to give worry-free comfort. Even on the muggiest days. It’s one of the wisest approaches to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty valid. Most manufacturers require annual maintenance to keep your warranty valid. Without this work, your unit is open to premature meltdowns and limited efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

A premium AC maintenance should have an examination and maintenance work from a licensed HVAC tech. Here’s some of the things we’ll perform:

System Inspection

We’ll check the ensuing areas and pieces:

  • Total system order
  • 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


This is just a part of the work we’ll complete:

  • Put in new air filters
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Verify electrical flow
  • Lubricate moving components
  • Clean condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Request Your AC Tune-Up Immediately with PWA Heating & Cooling Inc

Now is the best time to request your AC maintenance! Give our PWA Heating & Cooling Inc pros a call at 815-410-1231 or contact us online to request your appointment. Before we visit your house, make sure to look at our discount offers for savings on your next tune-up.

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