Summer’s not quite here, so the time isn’t yet right for “dancing in the street.”

But with hot weather on the way, the time is right to prepare for the heat.


And that means getting your air conditioner tuned up. Here are the 12 reasons you need to have that done.


  1. Be more comfortable. The whole point of having an air conditioner is to stay cool in the summer. That tuned up unit will do a better job keeping you cool.
  2. Avoid costly repairs. An AC tune up can identify emerging problems that can be addressed with minimal effort and minimal expense. In fact, more than 80% of major repairs are avoidable because they can be detected early or prevented completely. The alternative is not finding those small problems before they become big, expensive ones. That’s money saver #1.
  3. Extend the life of your AC. By finding and fixing those minor issues, you extend the life of your unit, delaying the need to make the major investment in the new system. That’s money saver #2.
  4. Lower your utility bills. A tuned-up air conditioner will run more efficiently, requiring less energy to cool your home. That will lower your electric bills, possibly by as much as 20% to 30%. That’s money saver #3.
  5. Help the environment. Using less energy also reduces your home’s carbon footprint.
  6. Keep the air in your home healthy and clean. A well-performing AC unit will help prevent dust, dirt, and pollutants from entering your home. That is especially beneficial for people with allergies, as well as respiratory issues such as asthma.
  7. Maintain humidity. Part of your AC’s job is to reduce the humidity in your home. Reducing humidity adds to comfort and reduces mold and mildew inside the home.
  8. No smells. No mold or mildew equals no foul smells.
  9. No pests. Animals and small critters often find homes in HVAC systems during the winter months. The tune up will take care of that.
  10. If your AC unit has not been maintained, parts can loosen, leading to a banging or rattling noise. Your tune up will take care of that.
  11. Maintain your warranty. Many manufacturers require annual tune ups as a condition to keep the warranty valid.
  12. Enjoy peace of mind. Knowing your AC is well-maintained means one less thing to worry about.

Contact Ravinia Plumbing for an AC Tune Up

The expert HVAC techs at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric can provide an AC tune up that will make your home more comfortable and save you money, in addition to many other benefits. Our customers have relied on us since 1928 (that’s 96 years!) for quality products, knowledgeable technicians, and superior service, including 24/7/365 emergency service. That is why we’ve made a name for ourselves as the most trusted plumbing, sewer, heating and air conditioning, and electrical company in Chicagoland. Contact Ravinia Plumbing today to schedule an appointment.