Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As spring begins, you may be wondering, is an AC tune-up worth it in Mobile? Especially if your cooling unit is up-to-date or was cooling good last season.

Here’s one method to look at it. You wouldn’t purchase a brand-new car and never have to schedule any work for it, such as changing the oil or buying new tires.

The same affects your air conditioner. It’s a machine that consumes fuel and has moving pieces. Like a automobile, it can develop leaks and its moving components can fail.

Having your unit inspected annually by a Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc professional can help spot little troubles before they become huge breakdowns. (And cause your system to stop running!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your system clean. Since your cooling system is installed outdoors, it’s more prone to accumulating dirt, leaves and other yard refuse, which can majorly lower your unit’s efficiency. While you can follow our how to clean your AC guide, you should call an expert to service delicate internal pieces.
  2. It keeps your system efficient. Dirt and yard clippings that accumulate within your equipment can push it to work harder and restrict airflow. Both these issues can cause elevated energy consumption—and a more expensive cooling bill!
  3. It could extend your unit’s life span. A clean unit is an efficient one and could even help it work for a longer period of time. That’s money that you’ll save on your monthly cooling costs and over the long run, since you won’t have to replace your equipment as soon.
  4. It helps find little problems before they lead to big, expensive issues. During professional AC maintenance, your technician will carefully look at pieces and carry out a series of AC performance tests. These in-depth procedures often allow us to identify problems before they become extensive problems that cause a costly repair bill.
  5. It helps ensure trouble-free comfort throughout the season. After your equipment is tuned up, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your equipment is prepped to provide worry-free comfort. Even on the warmest days. It’s one of the best approaches to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty in place. Most manufacturers require seasonal maintenance to keep your warranty valid. Without this tune-up, your unit is at risk for premature meltdowns and decreased efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

A quality AC maintenance should involve an inspection and maintenance work from a licensed HVAC technician. Here’s some of the work we’ll perform:

System Inspection

We’ll examine the following spots and pieces:

  • Complete equipment state
  • Start-up sequence
  • Thermostat settings
  • 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 jobs we’ll finish:

  • Put in new air filters
  • Secure electrical connections
  • Check electrical flow
  • Lubricate moving pieces
  • Rinse condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Schedule Your AC Service Today with Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc

Now is the perfect time to book your AC maintenance! Give our Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc pros a shout at 251-471-2674 or contact us online to book your appointment. Before we come to your house, be sure to browse our exclusive offers for savings on your upcoming service.

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