As springtime rolls around, you may be wondering, is an AC tune-up worth it in Frederick? Especially if your air conditioning unit is newer or was running good last year.

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

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

Having your equipment checked yearly by a May's Heating & Air technician can help spot minor issues before they become large malfunctions. (And cause your system to stop operating!)

Six Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your unit clean. Since your air conditioner is installed outdoors, it’s more inclined to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard clippings, which can greatly affect your unit’s efficiency. While you can try our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling a pro to service delicate internal parts.
  2. It keeps your equipment efficient. Dirt and yard clippings that accumulate inside your system can make it work harder and decrease airflow. Both these issues can lead to higher energy consumption—and a more expensive cooling bill!
  3. It could extend your equipment’s life span. A clean air conditioner is an efficient one and might even help it work for a longer period of time. That’s money that you won’t spend on your monthly electricity costs and over the years, because you won’t have to install new equipment as soon.
  4. It helps identify little problems before they become big, expensive problems. During professional AC maintenance, your specialist will keenly examine parts and complete a series of cooling performance checks. These detailed procedures often allow us to find issues before they turn into large problems that result in a pricey repair bill.
  5. It helps guarantee worry-free comfort throughout the summer. After your equipment is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind being aware your equipment is ready to provide worry-free air. Even on the warmest days. It’s one of the wisest methods to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty going. Most manufacturers require regular maintenance to keep your warranty going. Without this service, your system is open to early breakdowns and limited efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Entail?

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

System Examination

We’ll check the subsequent spots and pieces:

  • Full equipment condition
  • Start-up sequence
  • Thermostat settings
  • Air filter
  • Blower components and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety components
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains


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

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

Schedule Your AC Tune-Up Today with May's Heating & Air

Today is the greatest time to request your AC maintenance! Give our May's Heating & Air pros a ring at 301-690-0397 or contact us online to set up your appointment. Before we visit your home, make sure to check our exclusive offers for savings on your approaching maintenance.