Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As warmer weather rolls around, you may be wondering, is an AC tune-up worth it in Lodi? Especially if your AC equipment is up-to-date or was operating just fine last summer.

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 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 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 tech can help find minor issues before they become major malfunctions. (And cause your equipment to stop running!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your equipment clean. Since your AC is installed outdoors, it’s more vulnerable to experiencing a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard refuse, which can negatively decrease your equipment’s efficiency. While you can use our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling an expert to maintain delicate internal parts.
  2. It keeps your unit efficient. Dirt and yard debris that build up in your unit can make it work harder and decrease airflow. Both these problems can cause increased energy use—and a bigger energy bill!
  3. It could prolong your unit’s life span. A clean air conditioner is an efficient one and could even help it last for a longer period of time. That’s money that you’ll save on your monthly energy bill and in the long-term, because you won’t have to replace your equipment as quickly.
  4. It helps spot little troubles before they lead to major, pricey troubles. During professional AC maintenance, your tech will keenly look at components and complete a cycle of air conditioning performance verifications. These all-inclusive measures often allow us to find problems before they create extensive problems that result in a pricey repair bill.
  5. It helps ensure trouble-free cooling throughout the summer. After your system is maintained, you’ll have peace of mind realizing your unit is set to deliver worry-free air. 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 open to premature meltdowns and decreased efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

A good AC tune-up should include an examination and maintenance work from a qualified HVAC tech. Here’s some of the work we’ll do:

System Inspection

We’ll check the ensuing spots and pieces:

  • Complete system state
  • 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 portion of the work we’ll do:

  • Install new air filters
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Check electrical flow
  • Lube 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 request 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 house, be sure to check our discount offers for savings on your next service.

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