What Is An AC Tune-Up?
If you have read any of our blogs, you might have noticed that we constantly advise you to get a professional AC tune-up. But what exactly is a tune-up? How much does it cost? Is it really that important? If you have ever asked yourself those questions, this blog is for you! Keep reading this guide by the pros at Acree to have all your AC tune-up questions answered.
So, What Exactly is an AC Tune-Up?
An air conditioner tune-up is basically another way of saying AC maintenance. A tune-up however is primarily referred to a professional maintenance check that involves inspecting your air conditioner and making sure it doesn’t have any dangerous problems as well as making sure that it is working like it is supposed to.
What is the AC Tune-Up Process Like?
The AC tune-up process entails an HVAC technician coming to your home and going off their own AC maintenance checklist. Here is what the technician will look for:
- Thermostat accuracy as well as proper thermostat settings
- Checking for enough refrigerant as well as any refrigerant leaks
- Check for any duct leaks as well as air leaks in sealant
- Make sure the airflow over the evaporator coil is fine
- Tighten any loosened connections
- Oil motors and check belts
These are just somethings your HVAC technician will look for. Each tune-up checklist looks different—just make sure your HVAC technician is reliable and does a thorough inspection.
How Much Does a Tune-Up Cost?
A tune-up can have a variety of prices, depending on the contractor. Often, companies will offer maintenance plans that grant customers discounted prices, special offers and guaranteed maintenance visits every year. At Acree, our Acree Membership Plan starts at $14.99 per month, granting members priority service, waived diagnostic fee, 20 % discount on repairs, indoor air quality assessment, annual plumbing inspection, annual cooling and heating safety inspection and much more.
Is A Tune-Up Worth It?
Many people might think tune-ups aren’t worth the headache and the cost, especially when you can take on some HVAC maintenance tasks on your own. However, professional HVAC tune-ups on an annual or bi-annual basis can save you money in repairs, prevent major malfunctions and keep your HVAC unit functioning properly throughout the year. A professional AC tune-up takes only a few hours per year but can make a world of a difference. So, to answer your question, an AC tune-up, even once a year, is definitely worth it!
Have any more questions about AC tune-ups? Considering scheduling an HVAC tune-up? Get in touch with the pros at Acree!
Our team of experts will be more than happy to ask your questions or assist you with any HVAC related problems. Call us today at 813-200-8753 or schedule a service with us on our website. With Acree, you can expect professional and efficient service from highly qualified technicians. From the moment you call to the point where we’ve finished working, your satisfaction is 100 % guaranteed for the work we do!