Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As springtime rolls around, you could be wondering, is an AC tune-up worth it in the Bay Area? Even if your AC unit is recently purchased or was cooling just fine last season.

Here’s one method to think about it. You wouldn’t purchase a brand-new automobile and never have to schedule any service for it, such as putting in fresh oil or buying new tires.

The same applies for your air conditioning. It’s equipment that consumes fuel and has moving parts. Like a vehicle, it can develop leaks and its moving parts can break down.

Having your equipment checked annually by a Contra Costa Heating & AC technician can help locate small problems before they turn into large meltdowns. (And cause your AC to stop operating!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your equipment clean. Since your AC is installed outside, it’s more prone to accumulating dirt, leaves and other yard refuse, which can greatly impact your unit’s efficiency. While you can follow our how to clean your AC guide, we suggest calling an expert to take care of complicated internal parts.
  2. It keeps your unit efficient. Dirt and yard refuse that build up inside your unit can force it to work harder and decrease airflow. Both these problems can lead to increased energy needs—and a bigger utility bill!
  3. It could extend your system’s life span. A clean AC is an efficient one and might even help it work for a longer period of time. That’s money that you won’t spend on your monthly electricity bill and in the long-term, because you won’t have to buy new equipment as fast.
  4. It helps pinpoint minor issues before they become big, expensive problems. During professional AC maintenance, your specialist will keenly look at components and perform a cycle of air conditioning performance checks. These detailed procedures often allow us to identify issues before they create major issues that lead to an expensive repair bill.
  5. It helps guarantee worry-free operation throughout the warmest days. After your unit is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your unit is well-prepared to give worry-free comfort. Even on the warmest days. It’s one of the best approaches to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty going. Most manufacturers call for annual maintenance to keep your warranty in place. Without this maintenance, your equipment is vulnerable to advanced meltdowns and limited efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Involve?

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

System Inspection

We’ll inspect the following locations and components:

  • Total equipment order
  • Start-up pattern
  • Thermostat adjustment
  • Air filter
  • Blower components and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety controls
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains


This is just a segment of the work we’ll finish:

  • Replace air filters
  • Refasten electrical connections
  • Verify electrical flow
  • Lubricate moving components
  • Clean condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Book Your AC Tune-Up Now with Contra Costa Heating & AC

Today is the greatest time to request your AC maintenance! Give our Contra Costa Heating & AC pros a shout at 510-343-9841 or contact us online to set up your appointment. Before we come to your house, be sure to check our discount offers for savings on your approaching tune-up.

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