As warmer weather starts, you might be thinking, is an AC tune-up worth it in Cedar Rapids? Particularly if your cooling unit is newer or was running just fine last season.

Here’s one approach to look at it. You wouldn’t buy a brand-new automobile and never expect to request any work for it, such as putting in fresh oil or purchasing new tires.

The same is applicable to your air conditioning. It’s equipment that consumes fuel and has moving parts. Like a car, it can get leaks and its moving pieces can break down.

Having your equipment checked annually by a Ilten's professional can help spot little issues before they turn into large breakdowns. (And cause your air conditioning to stop operating!)

Six Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your unit clean. Since your AC is installed outdoors, it’s more susceptible to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard debris, which can majorly affect your system’s efficiency. While you can use our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling a pro to service delicate internal components.
  2. It keeps your unit efficient. Dirt and yard refuse that accumulate inside your system can make it work harder and decrease airflow. Both these problems can lead to higher energy needs—and a higher utility bill!
  3. It could prolong your equipment’s life span. A clean air conditioner is an efficient one and could even help it run for a longer period of time. That’s money that you’ll save on your monthly cooling costs and over the years, since you won’t have to get new equipment as fast.
  4. It helps spot little issues before they lead to big, expensive problems. During professional AC maintenance, your technician will keenly examine parts and complete a series of AC performance verifications. These all-inclusive procedures often allow us to locate problems before they turn into big problems that result in a costly repair bill.
  5. It helps guarantee worry-free cooling throughout the warmest days. After your equipment is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your equipment is ready to deliver 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 valid. Most manufacturers expect regular maintenance to keep your warranty valid. Without this maintenance, your system is open to advanced breakdowns and lowered efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Entail?

A premium AC maintenance should have an examination and maintenance work from an experienced HVAC tech. Here’s some of the work we’ll perform:

System Checks

We’ll examine the subsequent spots and components:

  • Complete equipment condition
  • Start-up pattern
  • Thermostat calibration
  • Air filter
  • Blower pieces and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety components
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains


This is just a part of the services we’ll complete:

  • Put in new air filters
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Confirm electrical flow
  • Grease moving parts
  • Rinse condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Book Your AC Maintenance Now with Ilten's

Now is the best time to request your AC maintenance! Give our Ilten's pros a shout at 319-208-2351 or contact us online to schedule your appointment. Before we visit your residence, make sure to look at our special offers for savings on your next maintenance.