Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As warmer weather begins, you could be considering, is an AC tune-up worth it in Columbia? Especially if your AC unit is recently installed or was operating well last year.

Here’s one method to think about it. You wouldn’t purchase a brand-new vehicle and never expect to request any service for it, such as getting new oil or getting new tires.

The same affects your air conditioning. It’s a piece of equipment that consumes fuel and has moving parts. Like a vehicle, it can develop leaks and its moving pieces can break down.

Having your equipment inspected annually by a Watts Electrical & Air Conditioning pro can help locate small issues before they turn into large breakdowns. (And cause your system to stop operating!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your system clean. Since your air conditioner is located outside, it’s more prone to experiencing a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard clippings, which can greatly affect your equipment’s efficiency. While you can follow our how to clean your AC guide, we suggest calling a professional to maintain delicate internal pieces.
  2. It keeps your equipment efficient. Dirt and yard refuse that build up within your unit can push it to work harder and lower airflow. Both these issues can cause elevated energy needs—and a bigger energy bill!
  3. It could prolong your unit’s life span. A clean air conditioner is an efficient one and could even help it last for a longer period of time. That’s money that you’ll keep on your monthly electricity costs and in the long-term, since you won’t have to replace your equipment as quickly.
  4. It helps pinpoint little issues before they turn into big, expensive issues. During professional AC maintenance, your tech will keenly examine components and perform a series of air conditioning performance verifications. These all-inclusive processes often allow us to find troubles before they turn into major issues that cause a pricey repair bill.
  5. It helps deliver worry-free comfort throughout the warmest days. After your equipment is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind being aware your system is ready to deliver worry-free cooling. Even on the warmest days. It’s one of the best approaches to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty valid. Most manufacturers call for yearly maintenance to keep your warranty in place. Without this service, your system is vulnerable to premature failure and limited efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Involve?

A good AC service should have an examination and maintenance work from a licensed HVAC technician. Here’s some of the things we’ll complete:

System Examination

We’ll inspect the subsequent areas and components:

  • Total equipment condition
  • Start-up sequence
  • Thermostat adjustment
  • Air filter
  • Blower components and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety controls
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains


This is just a part of the jobs we’ll do:

  • Put in new air filters
  • Secure electrical connections
  • Verify electrical flow
  • Lube moving pieces
  • Rinse condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Schedule Your AC Service Immediately with Watts Electrical & Air Conditioning

Today is the perfect time to schedule your AC maintenance! Give our Watts Electrical & Air Conditioning pros a ring at 601-736-7362 or contact us online to schedule your appointment. Before we arrive at your house, be sure to browse our special offers for savings on your next maintenance.

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