Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As spring starts, you could be thinking, is an AC tune-up worth it in Libertyville? Particularly if your air conditioning system is up-to-date or was operating well last season.

Here’s one way to think about it. You wouldn’t buy a brand-new vehicle and never expect to book any work for it, such as putting in fresh oil or purchasing new tires.

The same affects your air conditioner. It’s equipment that uses fuel and has moving parts. Like a automobile, it can develop leaks and its moving pieces can break down.

Having your system inspected seasonally by a Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical technician can help find small problems before they become large breakdowns. (And cause your unit to stop operating!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your system clean. Since your cooling system is installed outside, it’s more inclined to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard debris, which can negatively impact your equipment’s efficiency. While you can try our how to clean your AC guide, you should call a pro to maintain delicate internal pieces.
  2. It keeps your AC efficient. Dirt and yard debris that build up within your unit can make it work harder and restrict airflow. Both these troubles can cause increased energy consumption—and a higher cooling bill!
  3. It could lengthen your unit’s life span. A clean unit is an efficient one and could even help it run for a greater period of time. That’s money that you won’t spend on your monthly energy bill and in the long-term, because you won’t have to buy new equipment as quickly.
  4. It helps identify small issues before they become big, pricey issues. During professional AC maintenance, your specialist will carefully inspect parts and complete a series of air conditioning performance verifications. These in-depth processes often allow us to locate troubles before they lead to major issues that cause a costly repair bill.
  5. It helps guarantee trouble-free operation throughout the season. After your system is maintained, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your equipment is well-prepared to provide worry-free air. Even on the warmest days. It’s one of the wisest approaches to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty valid. Most manufacturers require annual maintenance to keep your warranty going. Without this maintenance, your equipment is vulnerable to advanced failure and lowered efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

A premium AC maintenance should involve a check and maintenance work from a qualified HVAC tech. Here’s some of the work we’ll perform:

System Examination

We’ll examine the ensuing locations and parts:

  • Overall unit state
  • Start-up progression
  • Thermostat calibration
  • Air filter
  • Blower parts and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety mechanisms
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains


This is just a segment of the services we’ll do:

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

Request Your AC Tune-Up Today with Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical

Now is the best time to book your AC maintenance! Give our Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical pros a call at 847-362-0262 or contact us online to book your appointment. Before we arrive at your house, be sure to look at our discount offers for savings on your upcoming service.

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