Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As warmer weather starts, you may be thinking, is an AC tune-up worth it in Cedar Rapids? Even if your air conditioning equipment is recently purchased or was working just fine last year.

Here’s one approach to think about it. You wouldn’t buy a brand-new car and never have to request any work for it, such as getting new oil or putting on new tires.

The same affects your air conditioner. It’s a piece of equipment that needs fuel and has moving pieces. Like a vehicle, it can end up with leaks and its moving components can break down.

Having your unit examined annually by a Ilten's Incorporated professional can help find minor problems before they become huge malfunctions. (And cause your equipment to stop operating!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your system clean. Since your AC is placed outside, it’s more inclined to accumulating dirt, leaves and other yard clippings, which can negatively affect your equipment’s efficiency. While you can try our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling an expert to maintain complicated internal parts.
  2. It keeps your system efficient. Dirt and yard clippings that accumulate within your system can make it work harder and decrease airflow. Both these issues can cause higher energy consumption—and a higher utility bill!
  3. It could extend your equipment’s life span. A clean air conditioner is an efficient one and may even help it run for a greater period of time. That’s money that you won’t spend on your monthly electricity bill and over the long run, since you won’t have to replace your equipment as soon.
  4. It helps pinpoint little issues before they become large, costly problems. During professional AC maintenance, your technician will carefully examine pieces and carry out a cycle of air conditioning performance tests. These all-inclusive processes often allow us to locate issues before they lead to major issues that lead to a pricey repair bill.
  5. It helps ensure stress-free operation throughout the summer. After your system is maintained, you’ll have peace of mind realizing your system is well-prepared to deliver worry-free cooling. Even on the hottest days. It’s one of the smartest ways to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty valid. Most manufacturers call for annual maintenance to keep your warranty going. Without this maintenance, your unit is at risk for premature breakdowns and lowered efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

A good AC maintenance should involve an examination and maintenance work from a qualified HVAC specialist. Here’s some of the work we’ll perform:

System Checks

We’ll examine the ensuing areas and pieces:

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


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

  • Put in new air filters
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Check electrical flow
  • Lube moving components
  • Clean condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Schedule Your AC Maintenance Today with Ilten's Incorporated

This week is the best time to request your AC maintenance! Give our Ilten's Incorporated pros a shout at 319-208-3295 or contact us online to request your appointment. Before we visit your house, be sure to browse our exclusive offers for savings on your upcoming tune-up.

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