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Is an AC Tune-Up Really Necessary? 4 Things to Think About


If your AC seems to be working fine, you don’t need to call an HVAC company for service, right? Well, it’s not exactly that simple. Just because your AC system seems to be working does not mean it is working well. 

Modern AC systems are intended to keep running despite underlying problems like bad parts or misaligned components. While that means fewer breakdowns, it also means your system could be running a lot harder than it should to keep you cool. 

Failing to invest in AC maintenance can mean that underlying issues aren’t being addressed and that your system may be experiencing premature wear and tear. Ultimately, a lack of maintenance can leave you with big problems down the road.

Here are four reasons you should consider adding an AC tune-up to your yearly home maintenance schedule.

1. AC Tune-Ups Improve Energy Efficiency

Many homeowners today are looking for ways to improve their home’s energy efficiency, from smart appliances to reflective shutters to solar panels. Another good way to improve energy efficiency is to ensure that your AC system is properly maintained.

If you skip your regular AC tune-ups, over time parts can become worn or misaligned, meaning your unit has to run harder to keep your home cool. A system that is running hard is using more energy, ultimately costing you more each month in your energy bills.

An AC tune-up ensures that your unit is working as it should and can make a big difference in your energy bottom line.

2. AC Tune-Ups Protect Your Warranty

The leading HVAC manufacturers recommend AC tune-ups once a year. For many manufacturers, tune-ups are more than a recommendation. If you fail to maintain your AC system, you may be invalidating your manufacturer’s warranty without even knowing it. 

You don’t want to find out that your warranty is no longer good when you need it the most. Keep your warranty valid by scheduling an annual AC tune-up.

3. AC Tune-Ups Prevent Breakdowns

There’s nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night to a hot house. AC breakdowns are not only inconvenient but they can be costly. At best, you can be stuck with a big repair bill. At worst, you may find yourself in need of an entirely new unit.

Usually, an AC breakdown happens because a minor issue grew worse over time. An AC tune-up can catch small underlying problems before they grow into big problems that lead to breakdowns.

4. AC Tune-Ups Extend the Overall Life of Your Unit

Modern AC systems generally last between 15 and 20 years. Some homeowners are surprised when they have to replace their units after 10 years or even less. The number one reason AC units die prematurely is lack of maintenance.

AC units that do not receive regular tune-ups are probably not running in optimal condition and are experiencing extra wear and tear. Years of running at suboptimal levels will eventually catch up with the system. 

Homeowners who are diligent about scheduling their annual AC tune-up almost always get the full life out of their system and can even get more than 20 years.

Call MightyServ for Your AC Tune-Up

MightyServ has been family owned and operated for over 50 years. Our commitment to knowledge, experience, and innovation has never wavered. We take pride in training our technicians and keeping up with the latest technologies in the HVAC industry. 

When you choose to work with us, you’ll have complete peace of mind that your AC system is taken care of. Call MightyServ today or contact us online to schedule your AC tune-up.


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