As spring rolls around, you could be thinking, is an AC tune-up worth it in Manassas? Even if your cooling unit is recently installed or was running well last summer.

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

The same affects your air conditioning. It’s equipment that needs fuel and has moving parts. Like a vehicle, it can get leaks and its moving pieces can fail.

Having your equipment checked annually by a Fire & Ice HVAC technician can help spot minor issues before they turn into large meltdowns. (And cause your equipment to stop working!)

Six Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your unit clean. Since your AC is installed outdoors, it’s more prone to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard debris, which can negatively affect your unit’s efficiency. While you can use our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling a specialist to service intricate internal pieces.
  2. It keeps your unit efficient. Dirt and yard debris that accumulate inside your system can make it work harder and decrease airflow. Both these troubles can cause higher energy use—and a bigger utility bill!
  3. It could extend your unit’s life span. A clean system 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 cooling costs and over the years, because you won’t have to install new equipment as fast.
  4. It helps determine little issues before they lead to big, pricey problems. During professional AC maintenance, your specialist will closely examine pieces and complete a cycle of AC performance tests. These detailed procedures often allow us to find troubles before they turn into extensive troubles that result in a pricey repair bill.
  5. It helps deliver worry-free operation throughout the warmest days. After your unit is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind being aware your system 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 in place. Most manufacturers require regular maintenance to keep your warranty in place. Without this maintenance, your unit is open to premature breakdowns and lowered efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Entail?

A premium AC maintenance should have an examination and maintenance work from a licensed HVAC specialist. Here’s some of the things we’ll perform:

System Checks

We’ll check the subsequent areas and components:

  • Overall equipment order
  • Start-up pattern
  • Thermostat calibration
  • Air filter
  • Blower pieces and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety controls
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains


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

  • Put in new air filters
  • Refasten electrical connections
  • Confirm electrical flow
  • Lubricate moving parts
  • Unclog condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Book Your AC Tune-Up Now with Fire & Ice HVAC

Now is the perfect time to request your AC maintenance! Give our Fire & Ice HVAC pros a call at 703-595-4157 or contact us online to request your appointment. Before we come to your home, be sure to look at our discount offers for savings on your next tune-up.