As spring begins, you might be thinking, is an AC tune-up worth it in The Bay Area? Even if your air conditioning unit is recently purchased or was running just fine last season.

Here’s one way to look at it. You wouldn’t purchase a brand-new car and never have to request any maintenance for it, such as putting in fresh oil or putting on new tires.

The same affects your air conditioning. It’s equipment that uses fuel and has moving components. Like a automobile, it can get leaks and its moving pieces can malfunction.

Having your equipment checked yearly by a Contra Costa Heating & AC specialist can help spot little issues before they lead to large meltdowns. (And cause your air conditioning to stop working!)

Six Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your equipment clean. Since your cooling system is installed outdoors, it’s more prone to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard clippings, which can greatly affect your system’s efficiency. While you can try our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling a pro to service delicate internal components.
  2. It keeps your system efficient. Dirt and yard refuse that accumulate inside your unit can make it work harder and lower airflow. Both these troubles can cause higher energy needs—and a bigger utility bill!
  3. It could extend your unit’s life span. A clean unit is an efficient one and might even help it run for a longer period of time. That’s money that you’ll keep on your monthly cooling costs and over the years, since you won’t have to install new equipment as quickly.
  4. It helps locate little issues before they turn into big, costly problems. During professional AC maintenance, your technician will keenly examine pieces and complete a cycle of cooling performance checks. These detailed procedures often allow us to find problems before they turn into major problems that result in a pricey repair bill.
  5. It helps deliver worry-free comfort throughout the summer. After your AC is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your system is ready to give worry-free air. Even on the hottest days. It’s one of the wisest methods to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty in place. Most manufacturers require regular maintenance to keep your warranty in place. Without this maintenance, your system is open to advanced breakdowns and decreased efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

A good AC tune-up should include an examination and maintenance work from a licensed HVAC specialist. Here’s some of the work we’ll do:

System Examination

We’ll inspect the subsequent spots and parts:

  • Overall equipment order
  • Start-up pattern
  • Thermostat adjustment
  • Air filter
  • Blower parts 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 complete:

  • Install new air filters
  • Refasten electrical connections
  • Verify electrical flow
  • Lubricate moving pieces
  • Clean condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Request Your AC Service Immediately with Contra Costa Heating & AC

This week is the greatest time to book your AC maintenance! Give our Contra Costa Heating & AC pros a ring at 510-343-9841 or contact us online to book your appointment. Before we come to your home, be sure to check our exclusive offers for savings on your next tune-up.