Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As warmer weather begins, you may be wondering, is an AC tune-up worth it in McHenry? Especially if your AC unit is newer or was cooling just fine last summer.

Here’s one way to think about it. You wouldn’t buy a brand-new vehicle and never have to schedule any work for it, such as changing the oil or putting on new tires.

The same applies for your air conditioner. 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 malfunction.

Having your equipment examined seasonally by a Jett's Heating & Air Inc. expert can help spot small issues before they become huge breakdowns. (And cause your system to stop running!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your system clean. Since your air conditioner is installed outdoors, it’s more susceptible to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard debris, which can majorly lower your equipment’s efficiency. While you can try our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling an expert to service delicate internal parts.
  2. It keeps your AC efficient. Dirt and yard debris that build up inside your unit can make it work harder and lower airflow. Both these problems can lead to increased energy use—and a more expensive energy bill!
  3. It could prolong your unit’s life span. A clean unit is an efficient one and may even help it work longer. That’s money that you’ll keep on your monthly energy bill and in the long-term, because you won’t have to buy new equipment as soon.
  4. It helps identify small issues before they turn into big, costly issues. During professional AC maintenance, your tech will carefully look at components and complete a cycle of air conditioning performance checks. These all-inclusive measures often allow us to locate troubles before they lead to major problems that cause a pricey repair bill.
  5. It helps ensure trouble-free operation throughout the season. After your AC is tuned up, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your system is prepped to deliver worry-free comfort. Even on the most humid days. It’s one of the best methods to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty going. Most manufacturers expect seasonal maintenance to keep your warranty going. Without this service, your system is vulnerable to premature breakdowns and limited efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Involve?

A quality AC tune-up should involve a check and maintenance work from a qualified HVAC specialist. Here’s some of the work we’ll perform:

System Inspection

We’ll check the subsequent locations and parts:

  • Overall system order
  • Start-up pattern
  • Thermostat settings
  • 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 do:

  • Install new air filters
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Verify electrical flow
  • Grease moving pieces
  • Rinse condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Request Your AC Service Today with Jett's Heating & Air Inc.

This week is the greatest time to schedule your AC maintenance! Give our Jett's Heating & Air Inc. pros a call at 815-410-1128 or contact us online to schedule your appointment. Before we come to your house, be sure to browse our special offers for savings on your upcoming maintenance.

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