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The Value of Professional AC Tune-up

Steps Our Pros Take to Get Your AC Ready

What You Can Do to Prepare Your AC

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Preparing Your Air Conditioning for Summer 2024

4 min readUpdated Apr. 02, 2024Lyle WeischwillHVAC
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Spring has sprung, and that means summer is right around the corner, so it’s time to make sure your air conditioner is ready for action. For many people, this isn’t a DIY job.


  • Regular preventive maintenance by a professional technician is key to ensuring your air conditioner operates efficiently throughout the summer.
  • Taking proactive steps yourself, like clearing debris and checking the air filter, complements professional tune-ups and keeps your AC running smoothly.
  • Scheduling a spring AC tune-up with Sears Home Services can extend the lifespan of your air conditioning system, saving you money on energy and repairs over time.

Call the experts at Sears Home Services, and a technician will come out to do a full inspection and make sure all systems are good to go. That way, your air conditioner will be ready to keep you cool this summer. Regular HVAC maintenance can help your air conditioner run more efficiently and prevent costly repairs down the road.

The Value of Professional AC Tune-up

As the days grow longer and the temperatures begin to rise, ensuring your air conditioning system is in peak operating condition isn't just a matter of comfort; it's a matter of convenience and efficiency. Scheduling a spring AC tune-up with Sears Home Services is the most effective way to guarantee that your system is ready to perform when you need it most. A professional technician can identify and fix minor issues before they become major problems, ensuring your AC runs smoothly all summer long. This approach not only helps maintain your system's efficiency but also extends its lifespan, ultimately saving you money on both energy costs and potential repair bills.

Steps Our Pros Take to Get Your AC Ready

Lennie Arroyo, district manager for Sears HVAC service, gives the inside scoop on the inspection process that Sears experts will perform.

1. Check the thermostat

The first step is to check the thermostat inside your house to make sure it’s still properly attached and is working properly.

2. Check the airflow around the air conditioner unit

Next, the technician will head to the outside unit. It’s important you have about 2 feet of space all the way around your air conditioner. That helps ensure there’s proper airflow around the coils so the unit can breathe.

3. Check the wiring

Your technician will cut the power to the AC. With that safely off, it’s time to open up the panel and check the wires to make sure they’re connected properly and not burned.

4. Inspect the contactor and capacitor

Your technician will also inspect the contactor as well as the capacitor and make sure it’s not swollen.

5. Measure the refrigeration pressures

Next, the tech will put gauges on your unit to check the refrigeration pressures. Are they set per the manufacturer’s design? If they’re too high or too low, service might be needed.

6. Check the compressor and fan

The compressor is the heart of the unit. Your technician will make sure it and the fan aren’t running too hard, which can cause the air conditioner to overheat.

7. Inspect the motor

Does it need to be lubricated? If so, the experts at Sears do so as part of the check.

8. Examine the air filter

Your tech will make sure the filter is clean and not restricted.

9. Clean the unit

The last thing your technician will do is carefully clean your air conditioning unit to help it run properly.

What You Can Do to Prepare Your AC

While professional maintenance is critical, there are several things you can do to ensure your AC is ready for the summer heat:

  • Clear Debris: Regularly remove leaves, dirt, and debris from around the outdoor unit.
  • Test the System Early: Before the peak of summer, turn on your AC to ensure it's working correctly.
  • Check Your Thermostat: Make sure your thermostat is functioning properly and consider upgrading to a smart thermostat for better efficiency.
  • Change the Air Filter: A clean air filter ensures efficient airflow and improves indoor air quality.

By taking these steps, you can help ensure your air conditioner operates efficiently and effectively all summer long.

Stay cool this spring and summer! Don't wait until the heatwave hits to find out your air conditioning isn't up to the task. Schedule a spring AC preventive maintenance check with Sears Home Services today and enjoy peace of mind knowing your system is ready to keep you cool, no matter how high the temperatures climb.

Schedule your HVAC maintenance now!

HVAC checkups from Sears Home Services help keep your heating and cooling system running at its best. Prevent costly repairs and can make your HVAC system more energy efficient with routine maintenance.

Call (213) 596-2538 or schedule online now.

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