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FAQs For Homeowners Experiencing Air Conditioning Fan Problems

Air conditioner in need of service or repair.

Once August rolls around in Peyton, CO, we typically reach our highest temperatures of the year. The days of early summer evenings spent outside, by the pool, or at amusement parks are long gone. We’re taking thing slower these days and spending our time indoors trying to stay as cool as possible. If you’ve got a great air conditioning system, then you’re in the clear. What happens if you start to notice that there’s trouble in paradise with your unit though?

You should start by turning to our professionals. We’ve got you covered when it comes to air conditioning repair in Peyton, CO. We’ll make sure to get your air conditioning back in shape in a flash. Contact us sooner than later to get the process started.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve rounded up all the common questions that we receive from homeowners and the answers they’re dying to know:

Question: What causes an AC fan to stop working?

Your air conditioner’s fan can stop working due to a bad capacitor. Your air conditioner has two types of capacitors–the start capacitor and the run capacitor. The start capacitor starts up your fan motor and the run capacitor keeps things running!

Question: How do I know if my AC motor fan is bad?

Your fan motor has probably gone bad if you notice…

  • That your fan won’t start although your system is turned on
  • You’re hearing rattling, humming, or buzzing noises
  • There’s warm air coming from your vents
  • The fan doesn’t seem to run consistently
  • The fan moves… but only moves slowly.

Question: How long does an AC fan motor last?

Your AC’s fan motor should last about 12 years. The typical lifespan of a well-maintained air conditioner is 10-15, so if your AC fan motor goes out before then, it may be time to talk to us about a system upgrade.

Question: Will AC fan run if the compressor is bad?

Yes. Although it might be hard to believe, your air conditioner’s fan can actually run even if the compressor is bad. You’ll probably encounter many problems along the way though.

Question: Why is my AC fan making noises?

A fan that makes weird noises is usually due to a bad blower unit or a loose fan blade.

How To Handle Your Fan Problems

Now that you’ve run through all the frequently asked questions above, your next step is determining how to handle your air conditioning fan problems. We want to help you with this. The solution you’re looking for is always going to be professional service. Don’t fall into the trap of trying to DIY. Professional service helps you get long-lasting service that solves the problem at its core. We’re also known for our prompt service. We can have your AC system back in shape as soon as possible.

Are you leaving this blog searching for a little more? Maybe your question didn’t fall into the “frequently asked” category that we went through above. One thing about our air conditioning technicians is that we’re friendly and informed on top of being able to perform. If you’ve got a more specific question, then we’ve got an answer. You can contact us today to chat with one of our professionals.

Contact Smith Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical for your air conditioning needs in Colorado Springs, CO.

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