Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As spring begins, you might be thinking, is an AC tune-up worth it in McMurray? Even if your AC equipment is newer or was cooling well last year.

Here’s one way to think about it. You wouldn’t purchase a brand-new automobile and never expect to request any maintenance for it, such as putting in fresh oil or buying new tires.

The same applies for your air conditioner. It’s equipment that consumes fuel and has moving pieces. Like a vehicle, it can develop leaks and its moving components can malfunction.

Having your unit inspected yearly by a Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing tech can help find little issues before they become large meltdowns. (And cause your equipment to stop working!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your system clean. Since your air conditioner is installed outdoors, it’s more susceptible to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard refuse, which can negatively decrease your system’s efficiency. While you can use our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling a specialist to maintain complicated internal pieces.
  2. It keeps your equipment efficient. Dirt and yard debris that collect inside your unit can make it work harder and lower airflow. Both these troubles can cause higher energy use—and a more expensive energy bill!
  3. It could lengthen your system’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 won’t spend on your monthly electricity expenses and in the long-term, because you won’t have to buy new equipment as fast.
  4. It helps pinpoint little troubles before they become big, costly issues. During professional AC maintenance, your technician will keenly inspect parts and perform a series of cooling performance verifications. These all-inclusive measures often allow us to locate issues before they lead to big problems that result in a pricey repair bill.
  5. It helps guarantee stress-free cooling throughout the season. After your air conditioner is maintained, you’ll have peace of mind being aware your unit is prepped to give worry-free comfort. Even on the muggiest days. It’s one of the smartest approaches to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty valid. Most manufacturers require regular maintenance to keep your warranty going. Without this maintenance, your system is open to advanced meltdowns and decreased efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

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

System Checks

We’ll check the following areas and pieces:

  • Full unit condition
  • Start-up sequence
  • Thermostat adjustment
  • Air filter
  • Blower pieces 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:

  • Replace air filters
  • Secure electrical connections
  • Check electrical flow
  • Grease moving pieces
  • Rinse condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Book Your AC Maintenance Today with Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

Today is the best time to schedule your AC maintenance! Give our Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing pros a ring at 724-370-0141 or contact us online to set up your appointment. Before we come to your residence, be sure to browse our exclusive offers for savings on your next service.

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