Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As warmer weather starts, you could be thinking, is an AC tune-up worth it in Marshalltown? Particularly if your air conditioning unit is up-to-date or was running good last season.

Here’s one way to look at it. You wouldn’t buy a brand-new car and never expect to schedule any maintenance for it, such as getting new oil or buying new tires.

The same affects your air conditioner. It’s equipment that needs fuel and has moving parts. Like a car, it can develop leaks and its moving pieces can fail.

Having your system checked yearly by a B & G HVAC professional can help spot minor troubles before they turn into large meltdowns. (And cause your air conditioning to stop working!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your equipment clean. Since your cooling system is installed outside, it’s more susceptible to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard clippings, which can majorly affect your equipment’s efficiency. While you can use our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling a professional to take care of delicate internal pieces.
  2. It keeps your equipment efficient. Dirt and yard clippings that build up within your unit can make it work harder and lower airflow. Both these problems can lead to higher energy use—and a bigger utility bill!
  3. It could prolong your system’s life span. A clean AC is an efficient one and might even help it work for a greater period of time. That’s money that you won’t spend on your monthly electricity costs and over the years, as you won’t have to install new equipment as soon.
  4. It helps identify small problems before they become large, expensive issues. During professional AC maintenance, your tech will closely inspect parts and carry out a set of AC performance tests. These detailed procedures often allow us to identify troubles before they turn into big issues that cause an expensive repair bill.
  5. It helps guarantee trouble-free operation throughout the warmest days. After your unit is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind being aware your unit is well-prepared to deliver worry-free air. Even on the muggiest days. It’s one of the wisest methods to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty valid. Most manufacturers call for regular maintenance to keep your warranty valid. Without this maintenance, your unit is open to early breakdowns and decreased efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Entail?

A quality AC service should involve an inspection and maintenance work from an experienced HVAC technician. Here’s some of the services we’ll do:

System Examination

We’ll check the subsequent locations and pieces:

  • Total unit state
  • Start-up sequence
  • Thermostat settings
  • Air filter
  • Blower pieces 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 finish:

  • Replace air filters
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Check electrical flow
  • Lube moving parts
  • Unclog condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Request Your AC Maintenance Immediately with B & G HVAC

Now is the perfect time to schedule your AC maintenance! Give our B & G HVAC pros a call at 641-323-1210 or contact us online to set up your appointment. Before we arrive at your residence, be sure to look at our special offers for savings on your approaching tune-up.

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