What’s a Central AC Tune-Up? Do You Really Need One?

April 22nd, 2024


Now that spring is here, is your central AC ready for the warm weather and hot summer season?

Tune-ups are one of the most important things you can do for your central air. Without it, you may end up with warm air coming out of your vents, or worse, a broken central air conditioner with costly repairs in the middle of the hot weather.

In this article, we’ll cover the top benefits of a central air conditioning tune-up, how often you need to maintain central AC equipment, and how Woodruff Energy is ready to help you every step of the way.

What does a central air tune-up include?

When performing a tune-up, our highly-trained technicians will complete a comprehensive set of essential tasks to make sure your air conditioning system is running safely and smoothly by:

  • Inspecting evaporator coil and cleaning if necessary
  • Replacing all filters and washing if applicable
  • Inspecting all belts, pulleys, direct drive motors, and blower fans
  • Inspecting the condensate pan, cleaning and blowing out the trap, and checking the operation of the condensate pump
  • Washing and cleaning the condenser unit
  • Inspecting all operational controls, contractors, coils, etc.
  • Checking the refrigeration pressure

Are tune-ups worth it? Do I Really Need One?

Yes, a professional, annual air conditioning maintenance and tune-up is worth it. Routine tune-ups are necessary to maintain the performance of your central air conditioning system.

Not only that, but our tune-ups help:

  • Lower energy bills. Our tune-ups keep your central air running at its peak efficiency, so it consumes less power with effective cooling performance reducing the environmental impact and potentially saving on your energy bill.
  • Lower risk of costly repairs. During the tune-up, our technicians can identify small problems before they become big problems, saving you money in the long run by not having to potentially fix or replace your cooling system unnecessarily.
  • Extend the equipment’s lifespan. With regular tune-ups and maintenance, you increase the average lifespan of your AC equipment.
  • Improve indoor air quality. Clean air filters allow proper airflow from the AC system, including filtering out allergens, pet dander, and other pollutants.
  • Improve comfort. With regular AC maintenance, your central air will deliver more consistent cold air, so your home or business is more comfortable all season.

Regular professional tune-ups help to safeguard your AC equipment from potential issues, protect the investment of your AC system, and improve the quality of cold air in your home or business.

How often should I get an AC tune-up?

We recommend getting an annual AC tune-up in the spring before the summer, giving you more time for potential maintenance and repairs so your system stays cool in the summer.

With our AC service plan, you can rest easy knowing we’ll keep your central air in great shape with annual tune-ups, and discounts on parts and labor for repairs and emergency services when you need help the most.

As Southern New Jersey’s best HVAC company, we know how to keep you cool all season long. For over 150 years, we’ve installed, repaired, and maintained home comfort systems for homes and businesses in Southern New Jersey communities.

Contact us at 856-455-1111 to schedule your AC tune-up today!