Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

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

Here’s one approach to look at it. You wouldn’t get a brand-new automobile and never have to request any work for it, such as putting in fresh oil or putting on new tires.

The same affects your air conditioner. It’s a machine that consumes fuel and has moving components. Like a vehicle, it can end up with leaks and its moving parts can break down.

Having your unit checked annually by a Street Heating and Cooling pro can help find minor issues before they turn into major breakdowns. (And cause your air conditioning to stop working!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your system clean. Since your AC is placed outdoors, it’s more susceptible to experiencing a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard clippings, which can greatly impact your equipment’s efficiency. While you can follow our how to clean your AC guide, you should call an expert to take care of delicate internal parts.
  2. It keeps your AC efficient. Dirt and yard debris that accumulate inside your unit can force it to work harder and decrease airflow. Both these problems can cause increased energy needs—and a higher energy bill!
  3. It could prolong your equipment’s life span. A clean unit is an efficient one and may even help it last for a greater period of time. That’s money that you’ll save on your monthly cooling costs and over the long run, as you won’t have to buy new equipment as quickly.
  4. It helps find minor problems before they become big, pricey problems. During professional AC maintenance, your specialist will carefully inspect parts and complete a cycle of air conditioning performance tests. These in-depth procedures often allow us to identify issues before they become extensive troubles that result in a costly repair bill.
  5. It helps ensure worry-free cooling throughout the summer. After your AC is maintained, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your equipment is well-prepared to give worry-free cooling. Even on the muggiest days. It’s one of the wisest methods to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty going. Most manufacturers require regular maintenance to keep your warranty valid. Without this maintenance, your equipment is at risk for early failure and lowered efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

A good AC maintenance should have a check and maintenance work from a licensed HVAC tech. Here’s some of the services we’ll complete:

System Checks

We’ll examine the following spots and pieces:

  • Complete system condition
  • Start-up progression
  • Thermostat calibration
  • Air filter
  • Blower parts and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety controls
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains


This is just a portion of the work we’ll complete:

  • Put in new air filters
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Check electrical flow
  • Grease moving pieces
  • Rinse condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Book Your AC Maintenance Now with Street Heating and Cooling

Now is the perfect time to book your AC maintenance! Give our Street Heating and Cooling pros a shout at 605-206-3915 or contact us online to request your appointment. Before we visit your residence, don’t forget to check our special offers for savings on your approaching tune-up.

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