As warmer weather rolls around, you might be considering, is an AC tune-up worth it in Fredericksburg? Especially if your air conditioning unit is newer or was running well last season.

Here’s one method to look at it. You wouldn’t get a brand-new vehicle and never expect to request any maintenance for it, such as putting in fresh oil or purchasing new tires.

The same affects your AC. It’s equipment that needs fuel and has moving parts. Like a car, it can get leaks and its moving pieces can fail.

Having your system checked annually by a Childress Heating & AC tech can help spot little issues before they turn into large breakdowns. (And cause your air conditioning to stop working!)

Six Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your system clean. Since your cooling system is placed outdoors, it’s more prone to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard debris, which can negatively affect your unit’s efficiency. While you can try our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling a specialist to service complicated internal parts.
  2. It keeps your AC efficient. Dirt and yard refuse that accumulate inside your unit can make it work harder and restrict airflow. Both these problems can cause higher energy use—and a higher energy bill!
  3. It could prolong your unit’s life span. A clean air conditioner is an efficient one and could even help it work for a longer period of time. That’s money that you’ll save on your monthly energy costs and over the years, as you won’t have to replace your equipment as fast.
  4. It helps determine little troubles before they turn into big, costly problems. During professional AC maintenance, your technician will keenly examine components and complete a set of cooling performance tests. These in-depth procedures often allow us to find troubles before they turn into extensive issues that result in a costly repair bill.
  5. It helps ensure worry-free comfort throughout the summer. After your equipment is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind realizing your unit is ready to provide worry-free cooling. Even on the most humid days. It’s one of the smartest methods to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty in place. Most manufacturers call for regular maintenance to keep your warranty in place. Without this service, your equipment is open to early breakdowns and lowered efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Involve?

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

System Checks

We’ll inspect the subsequent areas and parts:

  • Full equipment order
  • Start-up progression
  • Thermostat settings
  • Air filter
  • Blower parts and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety controls
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains


This is just a part of the jobs we’ll finish:

  • Replace air filters
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Verify electrical flow
  • Lube moving components
  • Clean condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Request Your AC Service Today with Childress Heating & AC

Now is the best time to schedule your AC maintenance! Give our Childress Heating & AC pros a ring at 540-675-4306 or contact us online to request your appointment. Before we visit your home, make sure to look at our special offers for savings on your approaching service.