As the days become warmer, you’ll surely be relying more on your air conditioner to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home. With that mind, you should pay close attention to its maintenance, ensuring that every part is working properly. Your AC fan motor, for instance, is a vital component that you should always keep in good condition.
In this post, air conditioning service provider Denco lists a few symptoms of AC fan motor failure that you should be aware of:
The AC Fan Motor Runs Intermittently
Intermittent operation can be due to the motor overheating, a loose wire or connection or a short in the motor windings. To be certain of the problem you’re dealing with, always call a professional. It would also be safer to let experts handle any electrical-related issues in your home.
The AC Fan Motor Won’t Start When Turned On
Simply turn your air conditioner off if the fan motor refuses to start. Call a technician to inspect the unit and carry out the necessary air conditioner repair. Keeping your AC on when the fan isn’t circulating air can cause the evaporator coils to freeze up. This can potentially lead to more extensive damage to your AC unit.
The AC Fan Motor Continues Running When Turned Off
There are some cases wherein the fan continues running even when the AC unit is switched off. Typically, this kind of issue is caused by a fan motor problem or a malfunctioning thermostat. That said, your technician may check your thermostat before looking into a fan motor issue. For fan motor troubles, a relay switch could be the specific source of the problem. Relays function to open and close the electrical circuit in your air conditioner. When they get stuck, the circuit then stays closed as the fan motor continues running.
Denco is a minority-owned HVAC company that caters to residential and commercial customers. With several years of industry experience, we ensure quality results for every job we handle. Call us at (817) 691-6014 or fill out our contact form to request a consultation.