As springtime rolls around, you could be considering, is an AC tune-up worth it in Auburn and Opelika? Especially if your air conditioning equipment is newer or was running just fine last year.

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

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

Having your unit checked annually by a Farnell Mechanical, Inc. technician can help spot minor issues before they lead to large meltdowns. (And cause your AC to stop running!)

Six Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your unit clean. Since your cooling system is placed outdoors, it’s more prone to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard clippings, which can greatly affect your equipment’s efficiency. While you can try our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling an expert to service delicate internal parts.
  2. It keeps your equipment efficient. Dirt and yard clippings that accumulate in your equipment can make it work harder and decrease airflow. Both these issues can lead to higher energy needs—and a bigger utility bill!
  3. It could prolong your system’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 electricity costs and over the years, as you won’t have to buy new equipment as quickly.
  4. It helps find little troubles before they lead to big, expensive problems. During professional AC maintenance, your tech will closely examine parts and complete a set of cooling performance tests. These detailed procedures often allow us to locate issues before they turn into large troubles that result in an expensive repair bill.
  5. It helps guarantee worry-free comfort throughout the warmest days. After your system is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your system is ready to give worry-free cooling. Even on the warmest days. It’s one of the best methods to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty in place. Most manufacturers expect regular maintenance to keep your warranty going. Without this service, your equipment is open to advanced breakdowns and limited efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Involve?

A quality AC service should include an examination and maintenance work from a licensed HVAC tech. Here’s some of the things we’ll perform:

System Checks

We’ll inspect the subsequent areas and parts:

  • Overall equipment state
  • Start-up pattern
  • Thermostat adjustment
  • Air filter
  • Blower components and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety controls
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains


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

  • Install new air filters
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Check electrical flow
  • Lubricate moving parts
  • Clean condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Schedule Your AC Tune-Up Right Away with Farnell Mechanical, Inc.

Now is the greatest time to schedule your AC maintenance! Give our Farnell Mechanical, Inc. pros a ring at 334-524-2458 or contact us online to schedule your appointment. Before we come to your house, make sure to browse our discount offers for savings on your upcoming maintenance.