The Master Tradesmen of Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air answers the most common questions about air conditioner tune-ups.
What is an air conditioner tune up?
An air conditioner tune up or tune-up depending on what you prefer to call it is what many HVAC contractors call the act of doing the required annual maintenance on a central air conditioner. When annual air conditioning maintenance is done properly, the air conditioner will be a better running, more efficient and more reliable version of itself.
Do I need to tune up my air conditioner?
Yes. AC tune-ups are definitely worth it. All manufacturers of air conditioners require annual maintenance to be performed because of its many benefits. Some of the most common benefits of AC tune-ups are a boost in efficiency, a reduction in possible breakdowns and the overall increase in life expectancy.
How is an air conditioner tuned up?
Austin Plumbing, Heating and Air has developed an in depth way to perform the perfect AC tune up. You can read more about that process here: Air Conditioner Maintenance. In short, to properly tune up an air conditioner you should accomplish the following major parts of the air conditioner maintenance:
- Clean the air conditioner coils
- Inspect the wearable air conditioner parts such as contactors, capacitors, and fans
- Check the refrigerant
- Verify the temperature drop across the A coil
- Inspect the air conditioner wiring
- Clear the air conditioner drains
By completing a thorough inspection and cleaning of your air conditioner per the manufacturer instructions, you will have ensured that your air conditioner is tuned up and ready for the summer.
What does an air conditioner tune-up cost?
Air conditioner tune-ups vary in cost, but as a whole are a low cost investment in the long term life of your home and central air conditioning system. Many HVAC contractors offer different levels of AC service that range from cheap safety inspections to full out tune ups. Most AC tunes range in price from $79 to $350.
An air conditioner tune-up performed by the AC gurus at Austin Heating, Air & Boilers is only $189!
Are there air conditioner tune-up specials?
Because air conditioner maintenance is so important, we are often running a preseason air conditioner tune-up promotion or discount. If you would like to see if our air conditioner tune-up is on special, you can visit the specials page on our website.
Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air and its team of AC gurus are standing by to help you with any of your air conditioning needs. From performing preseason tune-ups to completing air conditioner service and repair, you can trust our experience and dedication to Southeastern Wisconsin’s air conditioning needs!