In order to make your central air conditioner work, there are countless parts. The air conditioner cannot work proficiently, or at all without these components. Over time and use, many components will naturally decay over time and repairs will eventually be needed for the air conditioner. Before the progression is extreme with routinely scheduled that can catch the problems early on, many of these repairs can be avoided or stopped, however. Today, we at Hal Mechanical would like to take the opportunity to highlight the central air conditioner fans and the common problems that may occur.
How Do You Know if Your AC Fan Motor is Bad?
Equipped with 2 fans, the central air conditioner has one that is a part of the outside unit which blows over condenser coils in order to release heat from your home and found within the inside unit that blows cool air for your home. The home will not be effectively cooled down if one or both of the fans is not working accordingly. Below are a few issues that prevent the fans from doing their job.
1) No Power to AC Unit. Instead of the air conditioner fan problems being the fault of the fan’s assembly, the power supply may be the actual problem. Should the various parts of your air conditioner can overheat and trip your circuit breaker, the air conditioner can be forced to shut down, for example. You need a professional evaluate the unit as to the underlying cause if it is continuous, but you can flip the switch at your circuit breaker back on should this be the cause.
2) Clogged Air Filter. Your indoor fan is working properly, and should your air filter be severely clogged, the air that it blows will be completely blocked. Particularly if it sounds like your fan is working but you don’t feel any air in your home, inspect your air filter and replace it if it’s dirty.
3) Worn Out AC Contactor. An air conditioner’s contactor is a switch that manages electricity flow in and out, which controls the compressor as well as the condenser fan motor. It is common for the contactor to wear down over time that leads to the outside unit’s fan from functioning properly. The contractor replaced safely and easily with the help of a licensed HVAC professional.
4) AC Motor Burnt Out. Especially being prone to wear and tear, fans can burn out when they undergo too much stress. When the air conditioning unit is not properly maintained, they are even more vulnerable to excessive wear. A bad fan motor is a more serious issue that will either require professional repairs or a system replacement, depending on the age and condition of your system.
5) AC Belt Loose / Broken. In older systems with belt-powered fan, the belt can get loose or break and cause the fan to stop spinning effectively. Since you likely have an older, less efficient unit, it can also be an indication that a new air conditioning unit is in order though this issue can be repaired.
6) Bad AC Capacitor. The capacitor stores up energy that is used to provide power to your air conditioner’s fans. For quite a few reasons, the capacitor can go bad and stop working properly and if it does, it will then force one of your system’s fans to stop spinning. Generally, a bad capacitor will need a professional replacement.
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When it comes to air conditioner repair in the Las Vegas Valley, call in the certified experts of Hal Mechanical. We can also provide quality replace, install, and provide maintenance for your central air conditioning as well!