What Is the Difference Between Tune-Ups and Maintenance?

Furnace or AC maintenance is usually performed on a monthly or regular basis as a preventative measure. A seasonal tune-up is performed twice per year in spring and fall. Preventative maintenance generally includes the following:


  • Checking for oil leaks
  • Shaft bearings and motor lubrication if required
  • Checking for any unusual vibrations or noise
  • Inspecting the thermostat
  • Inspecting the compressor and checking operation pressures
  • Servicing of the electric heat strips
  • Inspecting all the wiring and electrical components and connections
  • Cleaning the condenser coil
  • Checking and evaluating all fan motors and compressors
  • Testing and inspection of safety controls
HVAC AC and Furnace Tune up in Lake County, IL

What happens during a Furnace or AC Tune-up?

During a furnace or AC tune-up, we prepare your system for the change in weather from colder weather to warmer weather and warmer to colder by performing the following procedures:


  • Inspection of contacts, relays, wiring, and capacitors
  • Making sure that the condensate drain is clear and free-flowing
  • Checking if the evaporator coil is clean
  • Cleaning the condenser if necessary
  • Lubricating condenser fan motors and making sure blades are in good condition
  • Checking the compressor amp on startup
  • The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

Regular maintenance for your heating and cooling system is essential for optimal performance and cost savings. Skipping preventive maintenance may seem like a money-saver, but it’s actually counterproductive. Much like maintaining your car to avoid costly repairs down the road, your heating and cooling system benefits from these preventative measures to operate efficiently and cost-effectively.

Seasonal HVAC Tune-ups can Save you Money!

Regular seasonal HVAC tune-ups are crucial for preserving your system’s efficiency and extending its lifespan. We excel at recognizing and rectifying the wear and tear that naturally accumulates over time. This proactive approach plays a vital role in avoiding unforeseen breakdowns, sparing you from expensive repairs.

Furthermore, these regular tune-ups fine-tune your system’s performance, thereby reducing energy consumption. When your HVAC system functions optimally, it operates without unnecessary strain, translating to lower energy costs while ensuring a cozy home ambiance.

Locations we cover:

We service all of the Lake county area, below is a select few services we offering in each town.