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

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

The same is applicable to your AC. It’s equipment that uses fuel and has moving components. Like a car, it can get leaks and its moving parts can wear out.

Having your system checked yearly by a Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating tech can help spot small issues before they lead to large malfunctions. (And cause your AC to stop operating!)

Six Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your system clean. Since your cooling system is installed outdoors, it’s more vulnerable to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard debris, which can majorly affect your unit’s efficiency. While you can try our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling a professional to service complicated internal components.
  2. It keeps your equipment efficient. Dirt and yard debris that accumulate in your system can make it work harder and restrict airflow. Both these issues can lead to higher energy needs—and a more expensive cooling bill!
  3. It could prolong your system’s life span. A clean AC is an efficient one and could even help it run for a longer period of time. That’s money that you won’t spend on your monthly cooling costs and over the years, because you won’t have to get new equipment as soon.
  4. It helps locate little issues before they become big, expensive problems. During professional AC maintenance, your specialist will closely examine components and complete a series of cooling performance checks. These in-depth procedures often allow us to locate issues before they turn into major troubles that result in a costly repair bill.
  5. It helps deliver worry-free cooling throughout the summer. After your air conditioner is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind being aware your equipment is ready to provide worry-free cooling. Even on the most humid days. It’s one of the wisest methods to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty valid. Most manufacturers require regular maintenance to keep your warranty going. Without this work, your unit is open to premature breakdowns and decreased efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Involve?

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

System Checks

We’ll inspect the subsequent areas and components:

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


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

  • Install new air filters
  • Refasten electrical connections
  • Confirm electrical flow
  • Lubricate moving components
  • Rinse condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Request Your AC Maintenance Immediately with Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating

Now is the greatest time to schedule your AC maintenance! Give our Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating pros a call at 641-628-3621 or contact us online to schedule your appointment. Before we visit your house, make sure to look at our exclusive offers for savings on your next tune-up.