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Unless you’ve watched a technician perform an air conditioner tune-up, you probably are not quite sure what takes place. Is it just an inspection? Is it something you can DIY? The truth is that an AC tune-up involves perhaps dozens of small but important tasks.

One HVAC company might include different items in their AC tune-up checklist than another. We can tell you what we include at Priced Right Heating and Cooling for our AC tune-ups in the Olathe and Overland Park area.


Maintenance needs can vary by make and model, as well as the age and condition of your air conditioner. The general purpose of an AC tune-up includes:

  • Visual inspection
  • Cleaning
  • Adjusting
  • Lubricating
  • Testing
  • Optimizing

In other words, you need a licensed and experienced HVAC technician to perform AC maintenance because we know what to look for and how to test a cooling system in ways that aren’t obvious to the naked eye.


Here’s a rundown of what’s included in your AC tune-up, at a minimum:

Air Filters: We’ll install your replacement filter or clean a reusable filter.

Coils: We clean the condenser coil and compressor coils for better efficiency, cleaner air quality, and preventative care.

Electrical parts: We check and tighten electrical connections as needed.

Motor parts: We properly lubricate the motor bearings and other moving parts, and adjust the fan blades.

Condensate drain: We flush the AC drain line and align everything so you don’t get messy leaks or a frozen AC later.

System evaluation: We use diagnostics tools and our deep base of human knowledge to check the refrigerant levels, air flow, blower components, amperage, superheat and subcooling, temperature drop, and more.

Thermostat: We’ll adjust the thermostat and replace an old battery as needed.

Our heat pump tune-up looks very similar. Checking for refrigerant loss and cleaning the coils are always the most important parts of your cooling system maintenance.


Yes! This is your convenient opportunity to take care of a cooling system during a short, affordable service call rather than waiting for an emergency repair later this summer. But it’s not just about preventative maintenance.

Air conditioners can lose up to 15% efficiency due to reduced air flow alone, according to ENERGY STAR®.  Dirty coils, leaky ducts, or a clogged blower motor can make things even worse. AC tune-ups keep your system running at peak energy efficiency and with the best indoor air quality.

If it’s been a year or longer since your last AC tune-up, schedule AC maintenance in Overland Park today. You can also sign up for an HVAC maintenance plan to get your cooling system maintenance now and your heating tune-up this fall.

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