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Should I Replace My A/C Fan Motor?

July 8th, 2024

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Your A/C fan motor is one of the most integral parts of your HVAC system, allowing it to blow the cool air around your home and maintain a comfortable temperature. If it fails, you’ll know something is wrong – but how can you be sure the motor is to blame? Check out the guidelines below to help you decide whether replacing your fan motor is the right choice for you.

Warning Signs of a Broken A/C Fan Motor

A broken fan motor might be the cause of your A/C issues if:

  • Your fan doesn’t turn on when you activate the A/C. If your fan just won’t start, there’s almost certainly something wrong with your motor.
  • Your home is using more power than usual. If your power bills have suddenly jumped without any obvious cause, your A/C might be using more power than usual trying to keep your home cool without a functional fan to help it.
  • Your A/C isn’t working as well as it used to. A broken A/C fan motor will leave your system with no way to circulate the cool air it generates, significantly reducing its effectiveness.

Things to Check Before Replacing the Motor

A/C fan motors can be expensive to replace, so it’s worth investigating a few other possible reasons for your problems first. Ask yourself the following:

  • Is your thermostat working properly? Check its batteries and make sure it’s set to your desired temperature.
  • Is the area around your A/C unit tidy? Dirt and debris can impede air flow and cause your A/C to struggle to reach lower temperatures.
  • Have you checked the filter? A dirty filter can slow down your HVAC system and impair its cooling efficiency.
  • Are your fuses in good working order? Check your fuse box and make sure that none of the fuses supplying your HVAC system are tripped or blown.

If you’ve checked all of these things and your A/C is still struggling, it’s time to consider investing in a new fan motor.

Get Your A/C Fan Inspected and Repaired Today

No matter what’s wrong with your A/C system, the problem won’t fix itself. Syles Mechanical’s expert technicians will help you identify the root cause of the issue and make sure everything from your filter to your fan motor is in good working order. Contact us today to book your in-home inspection appointment and let us get your air conditioning back in shape for summer.

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