Is an AC Tune-Up Worth It?

As spring rolls around, you may be wondering, is an AC tune-up worth it in Winnipeg? Even if your cooling unit is newer or was running good last season.

Here’s one method to think about it. You wouldn’t get a brand-new vehicle and never have to schedule any work for it, such as putting in fresh oil or getting new tires.

The same affects your air conditioner. It’s equipment that needs fuel and has moving components. Like a car, it can get leaks and its moving parts can malfunction.

Having your unit checked annually by a Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning expert can help locate little problems before they become large meltdowns. (And cause your unit to stop running!)

6 Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your unit clean. Since your cooling system is located outside your home, it’s more susceptible to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard debris, which can negatively impact your unit’s efficiency. While you can try our how to clean your AC guide, you should call a professional to maintain complicated internal components.
  2. It keeps your AC efficient. Dirt and yard debris that accumulate within your unit can push it to work harder and decrease airflow. Both these problems can create elevated energy consumption—and a higher cooling bill!
  3. It could extend your system’s life span. A clean AC is an efficient one and could even help it run longer. That’s money that you won’t spend on your monthly cooling bill and in the long-term, because you won’t have to install new equipment as quickly.
  4. It helps pinpoint minor troubles before they become major, costly problems. During professional AC maintenance, your technician will keenly examine pieces and carry out a set of AC performance tests. These in-depth processes often allow us to identify problems before they become major troubles that cause an expensive repair bill.
  5. It helps guarantee trouble-free operation throughout the warmest days. After your AC is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind being aware your unit is ready to give worry-free air. Even on the hottest days. It’s one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty valid. Most manufacturers require seasonal maintenance to keep your warranty going. Without this tune-up, your system is at risk for advanced failure and lowered efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Entail?

A quality AC service should involve a check and maintenance work from a qualified HVAC technician. Here’s some of the work we’ll perform:

System Checks

We’ll examine the subsequent areas and pieces:

  • Overall unit condition
  • Start-up sequence
  • Thermostat calibration
  • Air filter
  • Blower parts and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety mechanisms
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains


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

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

Request Your AC Maintenance Today with Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning

This week is the greatest time to book your AC maintenance! Give our Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning pros a shout at 204-272-8128 or contact us online to schedule your appointment. Before we arrive at your house, be sure to check our special offers for savings on your approaching maintenance.

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