Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As warmer weather rolls around, you might be wondering, is an AC tune-up worth it in Carlsbad? Particularly if your air conditioning system is up-to-date or was working good last summer.

Here’s one way to think about it. You wouldn’t buy a brand-new car and never anticipate to book any work for it, such as putting in fresh oil or buying new tires.

The same is applicable to your air conditioning. It’s a machine that consumes fuel and has moving pieces. Like a car, it can end up with leaks and its moving components can fail.

Having your system examined yearly by a Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services professional can help spot small problems before they lead to major breakdowns. (And cause your AC to stop operating!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your system clean. Since your cooling system is placed outside, it’s more susceptible to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard clippings, which can greatly decrease your equipment’s efficiency. While you can follow our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling a pro to take care of complicated internal parts.
  2. It keeps your unit efficient. Dirt and yard debris that collect within your unit can force it to work harder and decrease airflow. Both these troubles can create elevated energy use—and a bigger cooling bill!
  3. It could prolong your system’s life span. A clean AC is an efficient one and might even help it last longer. That’s money that you’ll save on your monthly cooling bill and over the long run, as you won’t have to install new equipment as quickly.
  4. It helps spot little troubles before they turn into big, expensive troubles. During professional AC maintenance, your technician will carefully examine components and complete a set of cooling performance verifications. These detailed procedures often allow us to locate problems before they turn into large issues that result in an expensive repair bill.
  5. It helps ensure trouble-free cooling throughout the summer. After your unit is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind being aware your system is set to give worry-free cooling. Even on the warmest days. It’s one of the wisest ways to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty in place. Most manufacturers require yearly maintenance to keep your warranty going. Without this service, your system is at risk for advanced breakdowns and decreased efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

A good AC service should involve a check and maintenance work from a qualified HVAC tech. Here’s some of the work we’ll perform:

System Examination

We’ll check the subsequent areas and parts:

  • Total system state
  • Start-up sequence
  • Thermostat calibration
  • 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 work we’ll do:

  • Replace air filters
  • Secure electrical connections
  • Check electrical flow
  • Lube moving components
  • Clean condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Request Your AC Maintenance Today with Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services

Today is the best time to request your AC maintenance! Give our Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services pros a shout at 575-446-3948 or contact us online to request your appointment. Before we arrive at your home, make sure to check our special offers for savings on your upcoming maintenance.

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