Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As warmer weather starts, you may be thinking, is an AC tune-up worth it in Plainfield? Especially if your AC unit is newer or was operating just fine last year.

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

The same is applicable to your air conditioning. It’s a piece of equipment that uses fuel and has moving pieces. Like a vehicle, it can develop leaks and its moving pieces can malfunction.

Having your unit inspected seasonally by a PWA Heating & Cooling Inc technician can help spot small troubles before they lead to large meltdowns. (And cause your system to stop running!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your unit clean. Since your air conditioner is located outside, it’s more susceptible to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard debris, which can greatly impact your system’s efficiency. While you can use our how to clean your AC guide, we suggest calling a specialist to maintain delicate internal components.
  2. It keeps your equipment efficient. Dirt and yard refuse that accumulate within your system can push it to work harder and lower airflow. Both these troubles can cause increased energy use—and a higher utility bill!
  3. It could prolong your unit’s life span. A clean AC is an efficient one and may even help it run longer. That’s money that you won’t spend on your monthly electricity expenses and over the long run, since you won’t have to buy new equipment as quickly.
  4. It helps find little issues before they turn into major, pricey 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 deliver trouble-free cooling throughout the warmest days. After your AC is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind realizing your equipment is ready to deliver 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 lowered efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

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

System Inspection

We’ll check the ensuing areas and parts:

  • 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:

  • Install new air filters
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Confirm electrical flow
  • Lubricate moving components
  • Clean condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

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

Now is the greatest 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 residence, make sure to browse our exclusive offers for savings on your next tune-up.

Back To Blog