Six Reasons to Schedule Your Air Conditioner Tune-Up
Spring is here in the Carolinas; the weather is looking mighty fine. With temperatures project to be in
the 80’s this week, Summer does not seem too far away. Soon your air conditioner will come out of its
winter slumber to battle on the front lines against the harsh heat and high humidity of the summer
months. Time for an AC tune-up to prepare your system for the demands of another hot summer.
Some of you are asking, “Is it really necessary to tune up my air conditioner every year?” Here are six
reasons why we recommend maintaining your system every spring, before the return of the heat:

A Tune-Up will Jumpstart your AC
Your air conditioner has probably not been switched on for any length of time, if at all, during the milder
winter season. What if an athlete, after sitting on the bench for an entire season, was suddenly expected
to play the championship game with no prior warm-up? If your HVAC system has been hibernating since
October or November last year, this period of dormancy has opened up opportunities for dust and
debris build-up, or the development of a mechanical or electrical problem. A licensed HVAC technician
will be able to clean your system and check for any issues, giving your AC a jumpstart into the hot
season.
An AC Tune-Up Will Reduce Your Risk of a Breakdown
The major benefit of scheduling an air conditioner tune-up is that you’ll need costly repairs less
Frequency. Having it tuned up before the summer can prevent breakdowns from occurring, as the
technician will check for and alleviate any potential problems. Our experienced air conditioner
technicians will thoroughly inspect the cooling device and inform you of any problems, so they can be fix
right then and there. This will ensure that small problems with your air conditioning system do not
develop into major issues this summer.
Reduced Energy Bills
The wintertime build-up of dust and debris on the air conditioner coils can cause your system to
work less efficiency. Our technicians will clean the coils and other critical mechanical parts, so your air
conditioner is running at peak efficiency. So, your system will use less power to cool your home. As a
result, your energy bills won’t be high.
Indoor Air Quality Will Improve
This same dust and debris can end up circulating through your home, causing an allergy flare-up for
susceptible parties. Removing these pesky allergens will boost indoor air quality, improving your family’s
comfort.

Regular Maintenance can Increase Air Conditioner Lifespan
Another benefit of scheduling your air conditioning tune-up with Horne is that it will most likely result in
the increased lifespan of your HVAC system. Also, your Horne technician will be able to estimate how
much more life your older air conditioner has in it.

Annual Maintenance is Recommended by the EPA and EnergyStar
If you think regular air conditioner maintenance is just a sales pitch formulated by HVAC companies to
fatten their pocketbooks, think again. Both the EPA and EnergyStar recommend the regular, annual
maintenance of your air conditioner for optimal performance.
So, with these reasons in mind, it only makes sense to tune up your homes air conditioning system now
before the long hot humid summer cooling season begins. Want another reason? Right now, Horne
Heating and Air Conditioning is offering our AC Tune-Up service for only $89. If you were going to drive
across county you would have your car tuned up before the trip, not after, right?