As spring begins, you might be wondering, is an AC tune-up worth it in Erie? Especially if your AC equipment is recently purchased or was running well last season.

Here’s one approach to look at it. You wouldn’t get a brand-new automobile and never expect to request any maintenance for it, such as putting in fresh oil or getting new tires.

The same affects your AC. It’s equipment that needs fuel and has moving parts. Like a vehicle, it can get leaks and its moving pieces can malfunction.

Having your system checked yearly by a Patterson & Stirling technician can help spot minor issues before they become large meltdowns. (And cause your unit to stop working!)

Six Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your system clean. Since your cooling system is located outdoors, it’s more vulnerable to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard refuse, which can negatively affect your system’s efficiency. While you can try our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling a specialist to service delicate internal components.
  2. It keeps your unit efficient. Dirt and yard refuse that accumulate within your equipment can make it work harder and restrict airflow. Both these issues can create higher energy use—and a higher cooling bill!
  3. It could prolong your system’s life span. A clean unit is an efficient one and may even help it run for a longer period of time. That’s money that you’ll save on your monthly energy costs and over the years, as you won’t have to get new equipment as soon.
  4. It helps locate little problems before they lead to big, costly problems. During professional AC maintenance, your technician will keenly examine components and complete a cycle of AC performance checks. These in-depth procedures often allow us to find issues before they turn into large troubles that result in a pricey repair bill.
  5. It helps ensure worry-free operation throughout the season. After your equipment is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your equipment is ready to give worry-free air. Even on the hottest days. It’s one of the best methods to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty valid. Most manufacturers expect regular maintenance to keep your warranty going. Without this tune-up, your equipment is open to advanced breakdowns and decreased efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

A quality AC service should have an examination and maintenance work from an experienced HVAC specialist. Here’s some of the services we’ll perform:

System Inspection

We’ll check the subsequent areas and components:

  • Full equipment state
  • Start-up sequence
  • Thermostat settings
  • Air filter
  • Blower parts and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety mechanisms
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains


This is just a part of the services we’ll complete:

  • Install new air filters
  • Secure electrical connections
  • Confirm electrical flow
  • Lubricate moving pieces
  • Rinse condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Schedule Your AC Service Today with Patterson & Stirling

Now is the best time to request your AC maintenance! Give our Patterson & Stirling pros a shout at 814-308-0416 or contact us online to set up your appointment. Before we come to your residence, be sure to browse our exclusive offers for savings on your next maintenance.