As warmer weather begins, you could be considering, is an AC tune-up worth it in Cedar Rapids? Especially if your cooling system is recently purchased or was running good last year.

Here’s one method to look at it. You wouldn’t purchase a brand-new vehicle and never anticipate to request any service for it, such as putting in fresh oil or putting on new tires.

The same applies for your air conditioning. It’s equipment that consumes fuel and has moving parts. Like a vehicle, it can get leaks and its moving pieces can fail.

Having your unit checked seasonally by a Ilten's tech can help spot minor issues before they turn into large malfunctions. (And cause your equipment to stop operating!)

Six Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your system clean. Since your cooling system is placed outdoors, it’s more susceptible to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard refuse, which can negatively affect your unit’s efficiency. While you can try our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling an expert to service complicated internal components.
  2. It keeps your AC efficient. Dirt and yard refuse that accumulate within your equipment can make it work harder and lower airflow. Both these problems can cause higher energy consumption—and a higher cooling bill!
  3. It could extend your system’s life span. A clean unit is an efficient one and could even help it run for a longer period of time. That’s money that you won’t spend on your monthly energy costs and over the years, as you won’t have to install new equipment as quickly.
  4. It helps determine little troubles before they turn into big, costly problems. During professional AC maintenance, your tech will keenly examine parts and complete a series of air conditioning performance tests. These in-depth procedures often allow us to find problems before they turn into large troubles that result in a pricey repair bill.
  5. It helps guarantee worry-free comfort throughout the season. After your air conditioner is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind being aware your unit is ready to deliver worry-free comfort. Even on the most humid days. It’s one of the wisest methods to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty in place. Most manufacturers expect regular maintenance to keep your warranty going. Without this maintenance, your equipment is open to advanced breakdowns and decreased efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

A quality AC maintenance should have an examination and maintenance work from an experienced HVAC technician. Here’s some of the work we’ll do:

System Inspection

We’ll inspect the subsequent areas and pieces:

  • Total equipment order
  • Start-up progression
  • Thermostat adjustment
  • Air filter
  • Blower components and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety mechanisms
  • 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
  • Verify electrical flow
  • Grease moving components
  • Clean condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Book Your AC Tune-Up Right Away with Ilten's

Now is the greatest time to book your AC maintenance! Give our Ilten's pros a ring at 319-208-2351 or contact us online to book your appointment. Before we come to your home, be sure to look at our discount offers for savings on your upcoming tune-up.