HVAC 101: AC Tune-Ups

No one expects homeowners to be heating and cooling experts — that’s our job at Absolute Comfort Air. But AC maintenance is an essential part of ensuring that your AC runs smoothly. Being proactive when it comes to your AC’s maintenance and understanding its importance is a sure way to keep your AC running better for longer.

What is an AC tune-up?

You may have heard your local HVAC companies advertising AC tune-ups, but what are they? In short, a tune-up is just another term for regular AC maintenance. During a tune-up, a professional HVAC technician cleans and inspects the AC system to make sure it’s running properly and doesn’t have any underlying issues. Keeping a regular HVAC maintenance schedule is a great way to ensure you won’t need to call your AC company for repairs.

When should I get an AC tune-up?

The best time for AC maintenance is in spring before the weather gets too hot. This is because summer is the most strenuous time of the year for your AC system. Scheduling your tune-up in the milder months ensures that your air conditioner will be ready to take on the summer heat without issue. Not to mention, you won’t be left with a broken down AC on a hot day.

Benefits of Regular AC Maintenance

Regular HVAC maintenance isn’t just a sales gimmick made up by HVAC companies — it has real short and long-term benefits. These include:

  • Increasing energy efficiency, and by extension, lowering energy costs.
  • Spotting hidden issues before they negatively affect the system.
  • Preventing system breakdowns.
  • Extending the lifespan of the AC.

You read the last bullet correctly! Having regular maintenance done on your AC throughout its life reduces repairs and breakdowns that wear on the system and keeps your AC healthy. This can add years to your AC’s life.

What to Expect During a Tune-Up

As amazing as AC tune-ups sound, it can be difficult to imagine what actually happens during one. Here’s what you can expect when a professional HVAC technician performs a tune-up on your air conditioning system:

  • Refrigerant check
  • Cleaning the coils
  • Calibrating the thermostat
  • Inspecting the ductwork for damage and inefficiencies
  • Full electrical component inspection
  • Blower motor and belt evaluation

A comprehensive AC tune-up should, in short, include a full inspection of your AC system to make sure all components are functioning as efficiently as possible. If your technician discovers a problem, they should address it with you and recommend the best course of action. This way, you won’t be surprised by repairs or a breakdown when you need your AC the most.

When it comes to air conditioner services in the Barrow County area, no one beats Absolute Comfort Air. Our AC tune-ups are sure to leave your air conditioner fully prepared for the summer heat. We even offer a comfort club membership to help you save on repairs and maintenance!

Contact us today for more information or to schedule your AC tune-up visit.

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Tanner was our service tech. Our heat quit on a Friday night and I called Absolute Comfort Air on Saturday morning. Tanner came to our home about an hour and a half after my phone call and diagnose the problem, explained the circumstances, and gave me a detailed quote. He then proceeded to make the repair.  He worked steadily and had us up and running in a couple of hours. Tanner was very polite, explained things in detail, and answered my questions very patiently. Thank you for a job well done.

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I’ve been without heat since Saturday when my heat pump went out. I called Absolute Comfort and Alex came out and confirmed that after 19 years it had died. Kevin came out yesterday morning and he and Mark came this morning to check on things. Wayne and D.J. installed my new system. My house is warmer than it’s been in years and I wanted to thank you all for the fast, courteous and efficient manner you took care of my problem. Y’all are simply the best!!

Jennell H.

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Alex not only got my HVAC back up and running he also checked the outside unit. Alex is polite, thorough and professional. I sure hope if I am in need of HVAC work to be done Alex Vang is the tech that is assigned to me again.

Diane C.

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Wanted to tell you that your Rep Tanner who serviced my home on 1/5/22, and I give him a 5 Star review. He was very courteous, professional, and took the time to explain all of what he did. If I can’t have Devin, I’ll take Tanner anytime.

Richard K.

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I had a service technician by the name of Tanner visit my house today and go through a check list of all the components of my HVAC and found everything to be good and working at it’s best. He was very professional, courteous, and explained everything to me when he completed his work so I could understand it all. I would recommend Tanner to preform any and all maintenance required to anyone’s system.

Jerry A.

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Raymond C.

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Tanner is courteous, helpful, informative, knowledgeable, and polite. He has completed 3 seasonal HVAC inspections and 1 motor replacement. He thoroughly explains what he did, what he’s looking for, and reasoning for his justifications. He is always on time and even remembers unique cases related to my system. I highly recommend Tanner and absolute comfort air!

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Thank you Absolute Comfort Air!!

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