Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As warmer weather begins, you could be thinking, is an AC tune-up worth it in Cedar Rapids? Particularly if your AC equipment is recently purchased or was operating just fine last year.

Here’s one method to think about it. You wouldn’t buy a brand-new car and never have to book any service for it, such as getting new oil or purchasing new tires.

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

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

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your system clean. Since your AC is installed outside, it’s more inclined to accumulating dirt, leaves and other yard clippings, which can negatively affect your unit’s efficiency. While you can try our how to clean your AC guide, we suggest calling an expert to service 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 elevated energy consumption—and a higher cooling bill!
  3. It could extend your equipment’s life span. A clean system is an efficient one and may even help it work for a greater period of time. That’s money that you won’t spend on your monthly electricity bill and over the years, since you won’t have to buy new equipment as soon.
  4. It helps determine minor issues before they become big, costly problems. During professional AC maintenance, your technician will carefully look at pieces and carry out a cycle of air conditioning performance tests. These detailed processes often allow us to locate issues before they become major issues that lead to a pricey repair bill.
  5. It helps ensure stress-free operation throughout the summer. After your AC is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind realizing your system is well-prepared to give worry-free cooling. Even on the hottest days. It’s one of the wisest ways to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty valid. Most manufacturers call for yearly maintenance to keep your warranty going. Without this service, your system is at risk for premature meltdowns and limited efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

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

System Checks

We’ll inspect the subsequent areas and parts:

  • Total unit condition
  • Start-up progression
  • 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 do:

  • Install 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 book your AC maintenance! Give our Ilten's Incorporated pros a ring at 319-208-3295 or contact us online to request your appointment. Before we visit your house, be sure to browse our discount offers for savings on your approaching tune-up.

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