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The Importance of AC Maintenance & Tune-Ups

Don't Delay Your AC Tune-Up! As the weather starts to heat up in Illinois, homeowners will start turning on their cooling systems that laid dormant all winter. Just like a vehicle, air conditioners need yearly maintenance to maintain proper performance. If you don’t maintain your AC unit, it will not run effectively or efficiently. Sometimes, homeowners treat their units with an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude – until there’s a big problem. What many don’t realize is that these large issues would have been preventable with proper yearly maintenance.

In this article, we will discuss the importance of an AC maintenance tune-up appointment. Follow along to learn what a typical tune-up appointment consists of and why you shouldn’t skip over this important service.


What is an AC tune-up? An AC tune-up consists of the following:

· search for any leaks or cracks

· check the refrigerant levels

· clear the space in and around the unit from dirt/debris

· remedy any safety hazards

· clean and straighten the coils and coil fins

· clean or replace the air filter

· recalibrate the thermostat if needed


Why do I need one? AC tune-ups are one of those things that many people wonder if they are really necessary. Well, we are here to tell you that they are. Instead of waiting for something to break down during summer, get your system checked every year so that you won’t have to go without an air conditioner for weeks.


An outdoor air conditioner in springtime surrounded by brick and grass
Catch smaller AC problems before they get too bad, saving you money on costly future repairs.

When & how often should I schedule an AC tune-up? You should schedule your AC tune-up once or even twice a year depending on the age of your system. If your system is five years or older, it is recommended to schedule a maintenance tune-up twice a year. If you have a newer system, an annual tune-up should be sufficient. The best time of year to schedule an AC tune-up is in the late spring. Summer and winter take a toll on systems. In spring, you check for any needed repairs after those long winter months. You’re also making sure that your unit is in tip-top shape before the hot summer months begin. Having a professional inspect your system before the weather gets too hot will prevent you from having to wait for a potentially big AC repair in the heat of summer.

How much does an AC tune-up typically cost? An AC tune-up cost will vary depending on the company you choose. The price typically ranges anywhere from $75 to $185 depending on the checklist of services provided. This may seem like an annoying expense, but regular maintenance is typically much cheaper than repairs.


At Broadway Heating and Cooling, we offer an AC maintenance package for just $89. During the maintenance visit, we clean, adjust, and tune up your unit. We will also repair any issues we find. Currently, you can take advantage of our special offer this month: $69 AC Clean and Tune valid through the end of May.


Are AC tune-ups worth the cost? AC tune-ups are worth the price. Regular HVAC maintenance ensures that your AC unit continues to run efficiently and reliably. Service technicians can also catch potential problems before they get too bad, saving you money on costly future repairs.


Air Conditioner Maintenance Service/Tune-Ups We know that it can be a pain to schedule a maintenance check on your AC unit, but it is always better to be proactive and set yourself and AC unit up for success this summer.


Let us help you and your family stay cool this summer and contact Broadway Heating and Cooling at (224)-430-7353 to schedule your AC maintenance appointment.

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