Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As warmer weather starts, you might be wondering, is an AC tune-up worth it in Columbus? Especially if your cooling unit is recently installed or was running just fine last summer.

Here’s one way to contemplate it. You wouldn’t purchase a brand-new vehicle and never anticipate to book any work for it, such as putting in fresh oil or purchasing new tires.

The same affects your air conditioner. It’s equipment that uses fuel and has moving pieces. Like a car, it can get leaks and its moving parts can fail.

Having your equipment inspected yearly by a Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling expert can help find minor problems before they turn into large meltdowns. (And cause your system to stop working!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your unit clean. Since your AC is placed outside, it’s more vulnerable to accumulating dirt, leaves and other yard refuse, which can greatly impact your system’s efficiency. While you can use our how to clean your AC guide, we suggest calling a specialist to maintain complicated internal pieces.
  2. It keeps your equipment efficient. Dirt and yard refuse that collect in your system can make it work harder and restrict airflow. Both these problems can create increased energy use—and a bigger utility bill!
  3. It could extend your unit’s life span. A clean AC is an efficient one and may even help it run for a longer period of time. That’s money that you won’t spend on your monthly electricity costs and over the years, since you won’t have to replace your equipment as soon.
  4. It helps pinpoint minor issues before they become major, expensive troubles. During professional AC maintenance, your tech will closely inspect components and complete a cycle of AC performance tests. These in-depth processes often allow us to locate troubles before they turn into big problems that lead to a costly repair bill.
  5. It helps ensure stress-free cooling throughout the season. After your AC is maintained, you’ll have peace of mind realizing your unit is well-prepared to deliver worry-free cooling. Even on the warmest days. It’s one of the smartest ways to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty in place. Most manufacturers expect regular maintenance to keep your warranty valid. Without this tune-up, your system is at risk for advanced breakdowns and limited efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

A premium AC tune-up should involve a check and maintenance work from a qualified HVAC specialist. Here’s some of the work we’ll do:

System Checks

We’ll examine the ensuing locations and parts:

  • Full system state
  • Start-up progression
  • Thermostat settings
  • Air filter
  • Blower parts and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety mechanisms
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains


This is just a segment of the work we’ll finish:

  • Replace air filters
  • Secure electrical connections
  • Confirm electrical flow
  • Lubricate moving pieces
  • Rinse condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Book Your AC Maintenance Now with Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling

Today is the perfect time to request your AC maintenance! Give our Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling pros a call at 614-451-0846 or contact us online to schedule your appointment. Before we visit your house, be sure to check our discount offers for savings on your approaching tune-up.

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