Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As warmer weather rolls around, you may be wondering, is an AC tune-up worth it in Kearney? Particularly if your air conditioning equipment is newer or was running good last season.

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

The same is applicable to your AC. 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 expert can help find little troubles before they lead to major breakdowns. (And cause your AC to stop running!)

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 refuse, which can negatively decrease your equipment’s efficiency. While you can use our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling an expert to service delicate internal components.
  2. It keeps your equipment efficient. Dirt and yard debris that accumulate within your unit can push it to work harder and decrease airflow. Both these issues can create elevated energy consumption—and a higher energy bill!
  3. It could prolong your equipment’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 cooling costs and over the years, as you won’t have to replace your equipment as quickly.
  4. It helps spot small troubles before they turn into large, costly troubles. During professional AC maintenance, your specialist will closely examine pieces and perform a series of AC performance tests. These detailed processes often allow us to identify issues before they become big 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 realizing your equipment is ready to provide worry-free comfort. 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 require seasonal maintenance to keep your warranty in place. Without this service, your system is open to premature breakdowns and lowered efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

A good AC service should have an examination and maintenance work from a licensed HVAC specialist. Here’s some of the things we’ll complete:

System Checks

We’ll examine the following spots and parts:

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


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

  • Install new air filters
  • Refasten 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 upcoming tune-up.

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