Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As warmer weather rolls around, you could be wondering, is an AC tune-up worth it in Kearney? Particularly if your AC equipment is recently installed or was running well last summer.

Here’s one way to look at it. You wouldn’t get a brand-new car and never anticipate to schedule any service for it, such as getting new oil or purchasing new tires.

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

Having your unit inspected annually by a Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning tech can help find minor troubles before they turn into major breakdowns. (And cause your system to stop operating!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your equipment clean. Since your cooling system is installed outside your home, it’s more susceptible to experiencing a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard clippings, which can majorly decrease your unit’s efficiency. While you can try our how to clean your AC guide, we suggest calling an expert to maintain delicate internal components.
  2. It keeps your equipment efficient. Dirt and yard debris that collect within your equipment can make it work harder and decrease airflow. Both these issues can lead to higher energy consumption—and a higher energy 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’ll keep on your monthly electricity expenses and over the years, as you won’t have to buy new equipment as quickly.
  4. It helps find small troubles before they turn into big, costly problems. During professional AC maintenance, your tech will closely look at pieces and perform a series of AC performance verifications. These all-inclusive processes often allow us to identify issues before they lead to extensive problems that lead to an expensive repair bill.
  5. It helps ensure worry-free operation throughout the season. After your air conditioner is maintained, you’ll have peace of mind being aware your unit is ready to provide worry-free comfort. Even on the hottest days. It’s one of the wisest approaches to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty valid. Most manufacturers require seasonal maintenance to keep your warranty in place. Without this maintenance, your unit is open to premature breakdowns and limited efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

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

System Checks

We’ll inspect the following locations and parts:

  • Overall system state
  • Start-up progression
  • Thermostat calibration
  • Air filter
  • Blower parts and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety mechanisms
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains


This is just a part of the jobs we’ll finish:

  • Install new air filters
  • Secure electrical connections
  • Check electrical flow
  • Grease moving components
  • Clean condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Request Your AC Maintenance Immediately with Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning

This week is the perfect time to schedule your AC maintenance! Give our Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning pros a call at 308-624-3485 or contact us online to request your appointment. Before we arrive at your home, make sure to look at our special offers for savings on your approaching tune-up.

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