Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

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

Here’s one method to look at it. You wouldn’t get a brand-new vehicle and never anticipate to book any service 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 automobile, it can end up with leaks and its moving parts can malfunction.

Having your equipment checked annually by a Street Heating and Cooling technician can help find little troubles 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 unit clean. Since your AC is installed outside your home, it’s more susceptible to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard refuse, which can greatly impact your unit’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 clippings that accumulate inside your unit can force it to work harder and decrease airflow. Both these problems can cause increased energy use—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 electricity costs and over the long run, as you won’t have to replace your equipment as quickly.
  4. It helps find minor problems before they become large, pricey troubles. During professional AC maintenance, your tech will keenly inspect parts and carry out a cycle of air conditioning performance tests. These in-depth measures often allow us to identify issues before they become extensive issues that result in a pricey repair bill.
  5. It helps ensure stress-free comfort throughout the summer. After your AC is maintained, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your unit is set to deliver worry-free cooling. Even on the muggiest days. It’s one of the wisest approaches 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 advanced failure and lowered efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Include?

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

System Checks

We’ll inspect the following spots and pieces:

  • Complete system state
  • Start-up progression
  • Thermostat calibration
  • Air filter
  • Blower pieces 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:

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

Request Your AC Service Now with Street Heating and Cooling

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

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