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How to Spot a Blower Motor Problem

No, we’re not talking about leaf blowers or a box fan, we’re talking about your air conditioner! Sometimes there can be a problem in your AC unit that has nothing to do with the refrigerant or the compressor, and instead the problem persists in your system’s blower motor. The blower is the component responsible for—as the name implies—blowing the cool air into your duct system and throughout your home. Without a blower, your AC would just cool off the air inside of it and it would never reach the rest of your home’s rooms.

How do you know if you’ve got a blower motor problem that requires AC repair in Gainesville, FL? Well, there are a few telltale signs that can point you in the right direction.

Keep reading, we’ll get into all the details about blower motor problems and why you need to call us if you suspect this problem is occurring in your own home.

Common Symptoms of a Blower Motor Issue

While we hope this information is helpful to you and your family, the truth is that you won’t 100% know if there’s a blower motor problem unless you call for professional help. Getting an AC repair diagnosis can be simple and affordable when you call our professionals. We’ll get to the bottom of the issue and perform targeted repairs, no matter what the problem is!

Now, that being said, let’s talk about some of the most common blower motor issues.

Rattling and Humming Noises

The blower motor powers fan blades that push the air into different areas of your home. When those blades start to push against their casing due to misalignment or some other problem with the motor, then they’ll rattle. Likewise, a humming or buzzing noise can indicate the blower motor is malfunctioning and the fan just can’t push the air effectively or efficiently through your ducts. This is one of the most obvious signs that homeowners can catch of a blower motor problem.

Poor Airflow

This one is pretty clear. Your fan blower component in your air conditioner is responsible for pushing the conditioned air throughout your home. If you’re noticing that there’s barely any cool air coming from your air vents, then the trouble is probably with the blower motor itself. The blower motor could be completely broken or perhaps there’s an electrical issue that’s causing it to shut down. No matter if your AC is in great shape otherwise, you’ll need this component fixed to feel cool air again!

The AC Abruptly Stops or Shuts Down

When the blower motor overheats or runs into a serious problem, it will completely shut down. This will cause the whole air conditioner to abruptly shut down because there’s no point in performing the cooling process if the cool air can’t get to the rest of your home. If you’re noticing your air conditioner abruptly shut down at random times, it could be due to a blower motor that’s shot. Don’t worry, we can fix or replace this component if it’s the source of the problem.

Contact North Central Florida Air Conditioning if you suspect a problem with your AC. Improving Lives by Improving Homes!

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