Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As warmer weather begins, you could be thinking, is an AC tune-up worth it in Keokuk? Particularly if your cooling unit is newer or was working good last season.

Here’s one way to think about it. You wouldn’t purchase a brand-new car and never anticipate to book any service for it, such as getting new oil or purchasing new tires.

The same is applicable to your AC. It’s a machine that uses fuel and has moving components. Like a automobile, it can get leaks and its moving parts can malfunction.

Having your system inspected annually by a WM J Kraus & Son pro can help locate small issues before they become huge breakdowns. (And cause your system to stop operating!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your equipment clean. Since your air conditioner is installed outside your home, it’s more inclined to experiencing a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard refuse, which can majorly decrease your equipment’s efficiency. While you can use our how to clean your AC guide, you should call an expert to maintain delicate internal parts.
  2. It keeps your equipment efficient. Dirt and yard refuse that accumulate within your equipment can make it work harder and restrict airflow. Both these problems can lead to increased energy needs—and a higher cooling bill!
  3. It could extend your unit’s life span. A clean AC is an efficient one and may even help it run longer. That’s money that you won’t spend on your monthly electricity bill and over the long run, because you won’t have to install new equipment as soon.
  4. It helps pinpoint little issues before they turn into big, costly troubles. During professional AC maintenance, your tech will carefully examine pieces and carry out a cycle of air conditioning performance tests. These in-depth processes often allow us to locate problems before they become large problems that result in a costly repair bill.
  5. It helps ensure worry-free comfort throughout the warmest days. After your AC is maintained, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your equipment is ready to provide worry-free comfort. Even on the hottest days. It’s one of the smartest approaches to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty valid. Most manufacturers require annual maintenance to keep your warranty valid. Without this tune-up, your equipment is open to early breakdowns and lowered efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Entail?

A good AC tune-up should involve an inspection and maintenance work from a licensed HVAC specialist. Here’s some of the work we’ll complete:

System Checks

We’ll inspect the following areas and parts:

  • Total system order
  • Start-up pattern
  • Thermostat settings
  • Air filter
  • Blower pieces and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety components
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains


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

  • Replace air filters
  • Secure electrical connections
  • Check electrical flow
  • Lube moving parts
  • Unclog condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Request Your AC Service Immediately with WM J Kraus & Son

Today is the perfect time to request your AC maintenance! Give our WM J Kraus & Son pros a shout at 319-229-2318 or contact us online to request your appointment. Before we arrive at your home, don’t forget to browse our discount offers for savings on your approaching tune-up.

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