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How Often Should I Get an HVAC Tune-Up

September 28, 2021 | Blog

HVAC systems, or AC systems, can be pretty intimidating. They are big, have lots of moving parts, and can be expensive to repair. Luckily you don’t have to tune them up yourself, you can call an HVAC professional to do it for you. Tune-ups are essential to keeping your AC in good working order. But how often should you get a tune-up and what does a tune-up entail? 

Here at Mission AC & Plumbing, we are experts when it comes to HVAC systems. Here is everything you need to know about HVAC tune-ups and why you should get them.

How Often Should I Get An HVAC Tune-Up?

Depending on how old your system is, you should get an HVAC tune-up at least once a year. If your HVAC system is five years or older, then you should have a tune-up at least twice a year. 

You will ideally want to have these tune-ups at the start of spring and fall. These time frames are ideal because these seasons bring about a lot of weather changes. This means your HVAC system will also need to change to adapt to the weather. You’ll want to make sure your HVAC system is prepared for extreme conditions. Whether it be extreme heat or heavy snow.

Why Should I Get an HVAC Tune-Up?

You might be wondering why you should get an HVAC tune-up when you don’t know what the benefits are. The truth is, there are a lot of benefits to getting your HVAC system tuned up regularly. Here are a few benefits.

Prevent Future Repairs

If an HVAC specialist regularly inspects your system, they are more likely to find any potential issues and fix them before they become major problems. You can save yourself a lot of time and a lot of money if your system is regularly inspected.

Lower Energy Cost

With regular inspections, your HVAC system will be able to run much more efficiently. With regular maintenance, your HVAC system won’t have to run as hard to keep your home warm or cool. With your system running less, you’ll start to see the difference in your energy bill.

Better Air Quality

Dirty air filters mean more dust and dirt are escaping into your home, bringing down the air quality. An inspected unit coupled with regularly changed air filters means you’ll get better air quality in your home.

Boost the Lifespan

Most HVAC systems last between 10 and 25 years. If you want to make sure your HVAC system makes it closer to that 25-year mark, then you should have it regularly inspected. New AC units can be very expensive, so you’ll want to get the most out of yours.

What Does an HVAC Tune-Up Include?

In addition to making sure your HVAC system is running properly, you can expect the HVAC technician to make a few quality of life inspections and adjustments.


  • Inspect filters
  • Check and clean burners
  • Check carbon monoxide labels
  • Adjust refrigerant levels
  • Inspect pressure and temperature
  • Check contractors and relays for wear
  • Inspect ductwork
  • Flush and clean drain line and trap
  • Inspect heat exchanger for leaks and cracks
  • Test emergency shutoffs
  • Tighten electrical connections.

If you are ready to schedule your HVAC tune-up, then contact Mission AC & Plumbing today. Not only can we tune-up your AC system, but we can also make any necessary repairs or help you install a new system. 

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