An AC tune-up includes the maintenance needed to improve comfort, reliability, and efficiency. Tune-ups can also help avoid expensive repairs. However, they don’t come cheap. Homeowners often wonder how much the service will cost them. The price depends on the scope of the service and where you live. Let’s look at the possible cost of an AC tune-up.
According to Forbes, a tune-up can cost anywhere from $30 to $300. On average, it costs around $120 to tune up your air conditioner.¹ That’s a small price compared to repairs that can cost thousands of dollars. A tune-up can even help your AC last longer, delaying the need to pay for a replacement unit.
Not every tune-up is the same just as not every air conditioner is the same. The cost of tuning up an AC depends on the following:
Also, note that inspections of your ductwork and ventilation system will cost extra. According to Angi, this can run between $80 and $450.²
You won’t save on performing an AC tune-up yourself. Aside from changing the filter and doing simple cleanings, attempting to replace a fan motor, repair a refrigerant leak, or complete any other type of major repair can result in more damage and void the warranty.
An annual tune-up should be completed in the spring. It will ensure your AC works all summer and can save on energy bills. Schedule additional maintenance throughout the year if your air conditioner is older or has known issues.
A standard tune-up takes about an hour if the system doesn’t need any significant repairs.
Most HVAC contractors include tune-ups in their maintenance packages. They often include air filter replacements and inspections of fan motors, capacitors, and ducts. A technician will also check the thermostat and electrical controls. Checking refrigerant levels helps determine if there is a leak. If necessary, the drainage system is inspected and flushed.
NexGen provides high-quality air conditioning maintenance in Southern California. When it’s time for your annual AC tune-up, you can count on our licensed technicians to ensure your unit is reliable and efficient. Tune-ups help prevent breakdowns, but we’re available 24/7 to help in emergencies. To ensure your AC maintenance needs are met, schedule a tune-up today by calling (833) 729-9735.