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What Is An AC Tune-Up?

As a homeowner, you might feel like every service company in your area] is trying to sell you something to keep your home and its systems functioning at their peak. And some of the offers appear to be quite practical. You know that you should fertilize your lawn and have your gutters cleaned. But there are many other services that appear to be very vague and possibly far from useful. So seeing a flyer advertising an AC tune-up might sound like a waste of time and money.

But don’t be too skeptical when you consider this process. First, consider how crucial your air conditioner is to the comfort of your home throughout the summer months. And then think about the term tune-up. Most people are familiar with the term as it related to their vehicle. You take your car or truck to a mechanic for an engine tune-up. Most of us don’t know what is technically being done. But we know that the service makes our vehicle’s engine run more effectively and efficiently. And the same is true for your air conditioner.

 What You Get For Your Money

When you call (318) 202-9144 to schedule an AC Tune-Up appointment with a Gordon AC & Plumbing professional, our tech will inspect your entire air conditioner system. This process includes checking the level of the refrigerant and verifying that the closed system is not leaking. All of the electrical connections will also be visually inspected for wear or damage. And the motor or motors, depending on the size and number of units, will be tested. We will also clean the coils and check for any damage or signs of excessive wear.

During the inspection, our pros will be able to find any leaks in your refrigerant that could be causing your home to remain too warm. Another common discovery is a frozen coil. This issue alerts our tech to search for a problem with the airflow to your AC unit. It could be just a dirty air filter or a more severe blockage that needs to be corrected. Locating these issues early is the best way to prevent permanent damage to your AC or a complete failure of the system. 

Changing Air Filters

During the tune-up process, our technician will also take a look at your air conditioner filters. This is helpful in evaluating the performance of the entire system. Please let our tech know when you last replaced the filters and how often you usually replace them. This information will help determine if the filters should be changed more often to improve your AC units’ overall performance.

Unfortunately, many homeowners believe that all an air conditioner ever requires is a new air filter from time to time. But that is not the case. If you notice an odd sound coming from your AC or that the run cycle has changed significantly, it is time to call in the professionals. Your air conditioning system is a complex piece of technology with many essential parts. When one part begins to wear out, it can often be replaced for just a fraction of a new unit’s cost. However, waiting too long to call in a professional can often result in extensive damage that could have been prevented. The cost of a service call and repair is a worthy investment in an item that is as expensive as your home’s air conditioning system.

When you think of an AC tune-up, think about how often you take your car in for service. Both your AC unit and your vehicle are significant investments. And regular maintenance for both of these big-ticket items is a smart investment.

But just like your car, you need a trusted professional to maintain your home’s AC. For fast, affordable, and trustworthy service call (318) 202-9144 to schedule an appointment with a Gordon AC & Plumbing professional. We will provide you with an honest evaluation of your AC. And make recommendations based on its life expectancy and your budget.

We never advocate costly repairs for an older unit. But if that is all that your budget permits, we will do all that we can to restore your home’s air conditioning. And we hope that when you are ready to replace it, you will know that you can trust us to do the job professionally and affordably.