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How Often Should I Get My AC Serviced

September 4, 2019 | Blog

AC tune-ups can be a life saver for your air conditioner – literally. Having your AC serviced at least once a year allows your system to last as long as possible and run as efficiently and safely as possible. At Big Mountain Heating and Air, we want you to know all of the ways you can maximize on your AC investment through routine tune-ups.
Although spending money on HVAC maintenance costs around $100, it can save you thousands in the long run. Just like you service your car with oil changes and tire rotations, your AC needs the same service attention. Even if you think your AC is running great, this service to your AC can detect and prevent larger problems such as:
• Expiring warranties: Sometimes, warranties say they are invalid without proper, yearly maintenance.
• Energy leaks: Annual maintenance can ensure your AC is working to the best of its ability, saving you money on your energy bill.
• Extreme temperature failure: During the peak winter and summer months, your AC has to work harder to keep your home comfortable. Tuneups prevent your AC from working as hard, preventing failure during extreme temperatures.
• Leaking of dangerous gas: An AC tune-up will test for levels of carbon monoxide, a deadly and odorless gas, in your home.

An AC tune-up from Big Mountain Heating and Air consists of the following:

• Testing thermostat batteries, operation and calibration
• Cleaning filter
• Checking system for proper airflow pressure
• Measuring return air and supply air temperatures
• Flushing and treating condensate drain lines
• Inspecting indoor coil
• Testing and inspecting blower motor bearings, electrical usage, and operation
• Testing capacitors and all safety devices
• Inspecting and tightening all electrical connections
• Cleaning burner assembly
• Testing carbon monoxide levels
• Inspecting heat exchanger
• Testing and calibrating gas pressure
• Cleaning the flame sensor and checking for gas leaks
• Testing the exhaust system for safe operation
• Checking disconnect electrical connections & proper fuse size
• Inspecting contactors for burns, pits, and proper connection
• Testing compressor amp draws
• Testing fan motor amp draws
• Inspecting fan blade
• Checking refrigerant levels in the system
• Deep chemical clean of the outdoor coil
• Duct system inspection for energy loss
• Indoor air quality assessment
• Complete safety evaluation
The best times to schedule tune-ups are in the fall and spring before and after extreme weather conditions. Big Mountain Heating and Air Conditioning offers two annual tune-ups for $99 to keep your AC running effectively and efficiently. Contact us today to get started!

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Good Rebates

This is a review for a complete HVAC system replacement from Big Mountain. I started at the SMUD website looking for the best rebate program and found a list of contractors there. I vetted out companies that had a lower number of completed jobs per the SMUD rebate program data.

Lee S.

Very Professional

Had my A/C go out yesterday, called Big Mountain today and they had a serviceman in my area of Lincoln, he was here within a half hour and fix my unit in a very professional manner, and the cost was reasonable. I was very impressed with the company and the serviceman.

Tom D.


I had a appointment with them between 1-3 and one of their staff members called me and kept me updated when they will arrive which was nice. Steve arrived on time and was really nice for explaining what could the cause be. My ac fan was working but cool air wasn’t coming out.

Krystal L.