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How To Know When It's Time For An A/C Tune-Up

Is it Time for an Air Conditioning Tune-Up?

Preventative maintenance is crucial to the overall efficiency and longevity of your A/C system. However, determining when to schedule maintenance for your home’s systems can be difficult. Fortunately, our team has listed the indications that your home is due for an appointment. Find out below when it’s time to give our Elite team a call!

Warm Air

Your A/C system cooling your home is its essential purpose, so if you begin to notice your home not being completely cooled or warm air being exerted, this is cause for concern. There are several causes to this and they can be solved by, yes you guessed it, an A/C tune-up!


  • Dirty oils
  • A needed filter replacement
  • Low refrigerant levels
  • Electrical issues from a tripped fuse

A quick visit from one of our Elite technicians will determine the cause and get you and your family back to comfort in no time.

Frozen System

frozen air compressor

When you are battling the Florida heat, the last thing you want to discover is a frozen A/C system.


  • Low refrigerant levels
  • Faulty blower motor
  • Blockages on coils
  • Dirty filter

To ensure you don’t run into this problem, it is important to regularly change out your air filter every 30 to 90 days to keep air circulating. Scheduling preventative maintenance will also allow a technician to inspect all the other aspects of your system.

Smelly System

Have you started noticing a strange smell in your home? It could be coming from your A/C system and it’s important to address the issue before it worsens.

woman pinching her nose against bad smell

Routine maintenance will ensure your system is up to date, clear of any debris, and in tip-top shape!

Leaks Around System

water on a wood floor

Any moisture around your system is an indication that there is a problem present. It is important to address the moisture in the case that it is a refrigerant leak because freon is poisonous.


  • Frozen evaporator coils
  • Cracked or overflowing drain pan
  • Clogged condensate drain line

Note that the moisture may be water from a broken or blocked tube that disposes of the system’s condensation. This issue may present itself differently with ice on the outside copper refrigerant lines located on the condenser. These are all indications that you should contact a trusted technician to schedule an appointment.

Constant Cycling

Starting to notice your system kicking on and off more frequently, or is your system running for longer than usual?


  • Clogged air filter
  • An oversized or undersized system
  • Low refrigerant charge due to leaks
  • Faulty thermostat

However, if your system is near the 10-year mark, it may no longer be able to efficiently cool down your home. So, it is constantly cycling in an effort to cool down your home, in return, running up your monthly utility bills. As your system ages, so does its efficiency which is why routine, preventative maintenance is pertinent to the vitality of your system.

If you are experiencing or begin to notice one or more of the issues discussed above, it may be time to schedule an A/C tune-up.

About Elite Electric, Plumbing & Air

The Elite Electric Plumbing & Air team is ALWAYS here to keep you and your family cool and comfortable throughout the year with 24/7 service. We understand how important a functioning air conditioner is in southeast Florida which is why you should give your home the ELITE treatment with an A/C tune-up. Give our team a call today at (772) 783-4480 to schedule your air conditioner tune-up in Jupiter, FL.