Is it Too Late for Air Conditioning Tune Up? (Spoiler!)

If you forgot to tune up your air conditioner, it’s not too late! Your air conditioner has “labored” all summer for you, but you can still take a moment and schedule a tune up to keep it going until fall. So, don’t worry is it too late for air conditioning tune up service, go ahead and schedule one now. 

In this blog we’ll cover what an air conditioning tune up includes, the pros and cons of AC preventive maintenance and how much an AC tune up usually costs.

Here are the Pros in Case You Forgot to Book an Air Conditioning Tune Up

Adulting can be hard or simply dull. An air conditioner tune up is an easy win. When you schedule regular air conditioner service, you extend the lifespan of your unit and reduce your energy bills. 

Additionally, you lessen the chance of a breakdown or repair. A tune up promotes peak efficiency and lowers energy bills, plus air conditioner preventive maintenance gives you peace of mind. Reducing the risk of repairs and breakdowns also protects a household budget. 

Finally, regular maintenance by a certified technician preserves many manufacturer warranties. 

Cons of Air Conditioning Tune Ups

There are none!

What an AC Tune Up Includes

When your technician from Apollo Home visits, he or she performs a thorough inspection. The technician:

  • Tests electric terminals. Applies a non-conductive coating as needed. Cleans and tightens connections.
  • Verifies thermostat accuracy. Air conditioner overuse or short-cycling often relates to a faulty thermostat reading.
  • Captures evacuated refrigerant. It’s illegal to release it into the atmosphere.
  • Confirms the electric control sequence. The cooling system and heating systems should not operate at the same time.
  • Determines airflow through the evaporator coil measures appropriately.
  • Lubricates motors.
  • Checks belts for wear and tightness.
  • Confirms the refrigerant amount is correct.
  • Verifies there are no refrigerant leaks.

Related blog: What’s Included in an Air Conditioner Tune Up?

How Much Does an AC Tune Up Cost?

The fee for an air conditioning tune up varies by HVAC contractor. They’re usually under $100 and at Apollo Home we frequently offer specials on tune up services. We strongly recommend a preventive maintenance plan like our Apollo Care Plan because it covers two seasonal tune ups plus other benefits. 

Enjoy Priority Benefits as a Member of the Apollo Care Plan

Extend the life of your air conditioner with a preventive maintenance plan, like the Apollo Care Plan. It preserves your air conditioner and other HVAC components with two tune ups per year. Additional benefits include priority scheduling, a VIP phone number, and annual plumbing and electrical evaluations.

Benefits of preventive maintenance include more consistent performance from your home’s mechanical systems, greater energy efficiency and as a result, lower utility bills. Technicians inspect your air conditioner, heat pump or furnace from top to bottom. This way they uncover minor issues and alert you or repair them while they’re small. 

Know someone who has a lot of responsibilities? Gifting a tune up or membership in the Apollo Care Plan shows you care about their comfort, safety, and time. 

With an Apollo Care Plan, they’ll never have to wonder is it too late for air conditioning tune up services. They’ll be contacted in the spring before the real summer heat arrives.

Many customers have shared their happiness about their membership. It may be a non-traditional gift, but purchasing a plan for a loved one alleviates worries over air conditioner reliability. Newlyweds, young adults starting out, and elder relatives especially appreciate the financial stability from preventive maintenance. 

Is it Too Late for Air Conditioning Tune Up Appointments? Not When You Call Apollo Home

We’re eager to share our air conditioner expertise. We’ve learned a lot in our more than 100 years and gladly use it to help you. 

Our friendly HVAC pros are licensed, insured, and background-checked for your peace of mind. They receive ongoing certified training to repair or service any brand of air conditioning system. They are pleased to answer questions about our services and how best to care for your air conditioner. We travel throughout Cincinnati, Ohio and northern Kentucky to serve you.

Did your air conditioner limp through this summer? If you’re curious about a new cooling system, let us know! We’re happy to provide a free estimate for new air conditioner installation

Today’s best air conditioners use 30 to 50 percent less energy to cool your home than air conditioners from the 1970s. Even air conditioners from ten years ago average less efficiency than those today. 

Let us assess your home’s cooling capacity needs, your energy goals and quote a properly-sized air conditioner to increase your comfort and lower your electric bills. 

It’s better to have a cookout than to cook indoors from a broken air conditioner. Before you hit the grocery store for brats and buns, call Apollo Home for an air conditioning tune up. You’ll be glad when you need to take a break from the heat!

Updated August 2019

"Ernie & Mike did a superb job on my new furnace and A/C installation. Despite having more than a day’s work to do, they came in and stayed until the job was done. They were organized, efficient, and protected the rest of the house well. Got both furnace and A/C installed the same day. Ernie was courteous, informative, and clearly knew his job better than anyone I’ve encountered before. The units look so good guests now get The Tour of our new system. Apollo is clearly not a fly-by-night company. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a new furnace and/or A/C."
- Jerry A.
"I called Apollo because of a water leak I thought I had in our upstairs shower going into the kitchen. Robbie came and assured me everything was fine & looked at all the other plumbing. He ended up changing a few pipes for our washer & clearing a drain. He was very nice & knowledgeable with all my questions. I ended up signing up for the care plan & was very happy with my service."
- Cassandra B.
"The team at Apollo exceeded my expectations. As a business owner, my attention to the details and commitment to providing excellent service is high. From the sales rep. to the installation team, everyone’s performance was outstanding. For example, the installation team went to great lengths to protect our floors, placing floor runners and across the wood floors and up the stairs. They even were spot washing walls upon their departure. I highly recommend this company."
- Randy B.
"We scheduled an estimate AND a tune-up. We knew something was wrong with our furnace, but hoped we could make it through the rest of the season. Upon telling Bill what our furnace was doing, he warned us immediately what the possible outcome was going to be; a cracked heat exchanger. He watched the flames roll backward, tested carbon monoxide levels, which were so high they meter’s last reading was 5,600 before saying “high”. He immediately shut it down, tagged it, and explained that with levels that high and children in our home he wanted off right away. He continued his inspection and showed us via a camera that not only was it cracked in multiple places, but had holes all over it. He gave us a few options for repairing it; his knowledge as well as genuine concern was beneficial and refreshing. Luckily we also scheduled an estimator, Micah, to come too and we were able to get costs between repairing and replacing (with several options). We decided to replace with a much higher efficiency furnace and one sized properly to our home. Hands down, not only did they both provide us great service and knowledge, but without sounding dramatic, they may have saved our lives. This was our first time calling Apollo, but it won’t be our last."
- Sarah B.
"Apollo is an excellent company. I always receive great service. Alex A. was professional and friendly. He kept me informed during the process of checking my furnace and heat pump to make sure they were working properly. The company makes sure you are notified who is coming and when they are on the way. All my interactions with the company have been wonderful."
- Beverly S.
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