Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As warmer weather rolls around, you could be wondering, is an AC tune-up worth it in Lodi? Especially if your air conditioning unit is up-to-date or was working just fine last season.

Here’s one way to look at it. You wouldn’t buy a brand-new car and never expect to schedule any maintenance for it, such as getting new oil or putting on new tires.

The same is applicable to your air conditioning. It’s a piece of equipment that consumes fuel and has moving pieces. Like a automobile, it can get leaks and its moving pieces can fail.

Having your equipment inspected yearly by a Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning expert can help find minor troubles before they become major meltdowns. (And cause your equipment to stop operating!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your equipment clean. Since your AC is placed outdoors, it’s more prone to experiencing a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard clippings, which can negatively decrease your equipment’s efficiency. While you can use our how to clean your AC guide, we suggest calling an expert to service delicate internal parts.
  2. It keeps your unit efficient. Dirt and yard debris that build up in your equipment can push it to work harder and lower airflow. Both these problems can cause increased energy needs—and a bigger energy bill!
  3. It could lengthen your equipment’s life span. A clean air conditioner is an efficient one and might even help it last for a greater period of time. That’s money that you’ll save on your monthly energy bill and in the long-term, as you won’t have to buy new equipment as quickly.
  4. It helps find minor issues before they lead to major, costly problems. During professional AC maintenance, your tech will carefully look at components and carry out a set of AC performance tests. These all-inclusive procedures often allow us to locate troubles before they create big problems that result in a pricey repair bill.
  5. It helps ensure trouble-free comfort throughout the summer. After your AC is maintained, you’ll have peace of mind realizing your unit is well-prepared to give worry-free comfort. Even on the muggiest days. It’s one of the wisest ways to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty going. Most manufacturers call for annual maintenance to keep your warranty in place. Without this tune-up, your unit is vulnerable to premature meltdowns and decreased efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

A premium AC tune-up should include an inspection and maintenance work from a qualified HVAC specialist. Here’s some of the work we’ll complete:

System Inspection

We’ll check the ensuing spots and parts:

  • Complete system state
  • Start-up pattern
  • 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 portion of the work we’ll do:

  • Put in new air filters
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Check electrical flow
  • Grease moving components
  • Clean condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Book Your AC Tune-Up Right Away with Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning

Today is the perfect time to book your AC maintenance! Give our Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning pros a call at 209-257-3156 or contact us online to request your appointment. Before we visit your residence, be sure to check our discount offers for savings on your next service.

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