There are many components that work together to keep your home cool and comfortable during the hot summer season. When one component begins to wear down, it will have a “domino” affect. If it important to detect when a component is wearing down and needing some attention. As there are many components to keep an eye on, one component that works hard all season long is the blower and its motor. Depending on the type of air conditioning system you have, some blowers circulate both cool and warm air and will run all year long. As a result, the blower and its motor will be one of the first components to wear down. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will share the common signs or symptoms of a failing blower motor.
Weak Air Flow
One of the signs of either a failing or failed blower motor is in the air flow that comes through the air vents. When you have a healthy blower motor, it will easily circulate the cool air through the air duct system and into the home. When the motor wears down the air flow will feel weaker. If the motor dies out completely, you will have no air flow coming from your vents. If the air flow is weak, have your blower checked by a licensed technician. They may be able to repair it or you can have it replaced before it completely dies out.
AC Fan Motor Turning On & Off
If the fan runs for a short period of time only to turn off and then repeats this behavior, your motor is overheating. Overheating is a common symptom of wear and tear. As a blower and its motor ages, it will begin to wear down. However, overheating can be avoided with proper maintenance. A blower will develop dust and need to be cleaned, if not it will add stress to the motor. The moving parts also need to be lubricated to improve the fans rotation and to assist the motor. If your motor is overheating the fan and motor may only need to be cleaned and lubricated. However, if the motor is worn down, you will be looking at a future motor replacement.
AC Making a Rattling Screeching or Humming Noise
When you hear noises such as humming or rattling coming from the blower, this is a common sign that the blower or its motor is under distress. Humming noises are often an electrical problem, where a rattling noise may be a sign that something is stuck or bouncing around inside the fan. If you hear a loud screeching noise coming from your fan’s motor, it is overheating and binding up. If you hear a loud screeching noise quickly turn off your air conditioner and have a technician look at it. If the motor is beyond repair it most likely will need to be replaced.
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These are some of the signs you should watch and listen for. If your blower or its motor is failing, seek immediate HVAC repair services. For air conditioning repairs and more, contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning.