Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As warmer weather starts, you could be thinking, is an AC tune-up worth it in Erie? Particularly if your AC unit is newer or was operating well last year.

Here’s one approach to contemplate it. You wouldn’t get a brand-new car and never have to request any maintenance for it, such as getting new oil or putting on new tires.

The same is applicable to your air conditioning. It’s equipment that consumes fuel and has moving pieces. Like a car, it can get leaks and its moving parts can break down.

Having your equipment examined seasonally by a Patterson & Stirling Inc tech can help find small issues before they turn into large meltdowns. (And cause your system to stop running!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your unit clean. Since your AC is installed outside your home, it’s more inclined to accumulating dirt, leaves and other yard debris, which can greatly impact your equipment’s efficiency. While you can use our how to clean your AC guide, we suggest calling a professional to take care of intricate internal pieces.
  2. It keeps your unit efficient. Dirt and yard refuse that accumulate inside your unit can make it work harder and lower airflow. Both these issues can cause increased energy needs—and a bigger energy bill!
  3. It could lengthen your unit’s life span. A clean AC is an efficient one and could even help it work for a greater period of time. That’s money that you won’t spend on your monthly cooling expenses and over the long run, since you won’t have to get new equipment as fast.
  4. It helps spot minor troubles before they turn into big, costly problems. During professional AC maintenance, your technician will closely inspect components and carry out a cycle of cooling performance checks. These in-depth processes often allow us to identify troubles before they create extensive issues that cause a costly repair bill.
  5. It helps guarantee worry-free cooling throughout the warmest days. After your equipment is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind realizing your equipment is set to provide worry-free cooling. Even on the most humid days. It’s one of the best methods to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty going. Most manufacturers expect seasonal maintenance to keep your warranty valid. Without this maintenance, your unit is at risk for early failure and lowered efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

A good AC tune-up should have a check and maintenance work from an experienced HVAC technician. Here’s some of the work we’ll complete:

System Examination

We’ll check the subsequent locations and parts:

  • Total unit state
  • Start-up pattern
  • Thermostat adjustment
  • Air filter
  • Blower parts and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety controls
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains


This is just a portion of the work we’ll complete:

  • Put in new air filters
  • Refasten electrical connections
  • Confirm electrical flow
  • Lube moving pieces
  • Rinse condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Schedule Your AC Maintenance Now with Patterson & Stirling Inc

This week is the perfect time to schedule your AC maintenance! Give our Patterson & Stirling Inc pros a shout at 814-308-0416 or contact us online to schedule your appointment. Before we come to your home, make sure to check our exclusive offers for savings on your upcoming service.

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