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AC Tune-Ups in California

What Is an AC Tune-Up?

AC tune-ups keep your system fully operational. Our team performs a multi-point inspection and service of your air conditioning system that includes:

  • Checking refrigerant levels
  • Checking and adjusting belt tension
  • Testing voltage and amperage
  • Inspecting air filters
  • Inspecting refrigerant coils for leaks
  • Inspecting wiring and adjusting the thermostat
  • Lubricating all moving parts

Contact General Air Conditioning & Plumbing at (760) 851-0486 to schedule an AC tune-up in Palm Springs or surrounding communities. 

Why AC Tune-Ups Are Important

Annual AC tune-ups are vital for ensuring the reliability and longevity of your air conditioning system in California. Failing to perform regular tune-ups increases the potential for a sudden, unexpected failure. It can also void your warranty and shorten the expected life span of your air conditioning unit. 

Contact The General at (760) 851-0486 to speak with our team about the importance of regular AC maintenance for ensuring your comfort all year long.

What Happens If You Don’t Maintain Your AC System?

Big problems almost always start out as minor issues. Regular maintenance helps identify small problems before they require extensive and expensive repairs. When one damaged component isn’t repaired, it can increase strain on the system as a whole and cause additional components to fail.

Contact The General at (760) 851-0486 to learn more about the most common problems we encounter when performing AC tune-ups and AC repairs in Palm Springs.

FAQs About AC Tune-Ups

What are the most common signs you need an AC tune-up?

If your AC isn’t cooling properly, your utility bills are rising unexpectedly, or you hear strange noises, smell strange odors, or notice pooling fluid around the AC, a tune-up is strongly recommended.

Do manufacturers review service history when a warranty claim is made?

Absolutely! Many manufacturers will want to see proof that you have maintained your air conditioner as required by the warranty. If the manufacturer does not believe you have maintained the unit, they can and will void the warranty coverage. 

How often should you clean the air conditioner?

You should always check your air conditioner filters every month or two. This is especially important in California, where windblown dust and debris can quickly clog filters. You will also want to promptly remove any tumbleweeds or other debris that blocks air flow around the unit. As a general rule, if it looks dirty, give it a quick cleaning.

How often should you change refrigerant? 

Unless you have a leak, it is unlikely you will need to change your refrigerant as it should last between 12 and 15 years.

Does undersizing/oversizing an air conditioner impact performance? 

Absolutely! If your air conditioner is undersized, it will struggle to maintain the desired temperature in your home. This will increase wear and tear on the system and result in a shorter operational life span. If it’s too large, you will waste energy and pay higher utility bills than necessary to enjoy your desired level of comfort.

Do you have more questions about AC tune-ups and AC maintenance? Contact The General at (760) 851-0486, and our team will be happy to give you the answers you need.

The General Is Ready to Go to Battle for Your Comfort!

Hot weather and tough challenges won’t scare our teams away from their duty to our customers. When you need service, The General is available 24/7 to help. You can always depend on our competitive pricing and top-rated service from fully licensed and insured HVAC technicians to answer your call.

Contact The General at (760) 851-0486 when you are ready to enjoy the best AC service in Palm Springs!

Here’s What Our Customers are Saying About Us

Our technician was extremely professional and he arrived on time. More importantly, he wore a protective mask and gloves the entire time. -T. Chavez
Everything was wonderful! Thank you so much for a job well done! -Joseph E.
Punctual, very friendly and did a great job of reviewing our air conditioning system. -George P.
General Air Conditioning did a fantastic job at my home. They installed four new units at my home replacing 12 year old units that were loud and having problem... -Jack R.

Why You Should Choose the General

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