Summers in New jersey are hot, and you need a reliable air conditioner to provide relief indoors when it’s too hot and humid to be outside. Unfortunately, air conditioners can break down for a number of reasons – leaving you to sweat it out while you search for a reliable HVAC company to make the repair.
If your air conditioning is running but there is no cool air and the fan isn’t spinning, it’s best to call an Air Management to properly diagnose the issue. There are several possible reasons why your air conditioner’s fan isn’t working, including:
Issues with the capacitor
One of the most common reasons fans stop spinning is because of a dead capacitor. The AC’s capacitors are small, cylinder components that send energy signals to power the fan motor and the rest of the AC unit. Each air conditioning system has several capacitors, including the start capacitor, which sends signals to the motor, and the run capacitor, which keeps the motor running. Capacitors can go bad over time and need to be replaced.
It can be as simple as a power issue. If the circuit breaker is tripped due to overheating, it will cause your AC to stop running. This can be fixed by flipping the switch at the circuit breaker.
Another common reason fans stop working is a burnt out fan motor. When fan motors are overworked – coupled with a lack of maintenance – they can tend to go bad and burn out. AC fan motors are expensive to replace and may lead to system replacement.
Blocked air filter
A blocked air filter restricts air flow, which can cause ice to build up. This puts more stress on the air conditioner’s fan and can cause it to shut down. Change your HVAC filters regularly to ensure proper airflow.
A faulty belt
Older AC condensers use a belt. Over time, belts can slip off or break. This can be easily fixed by an HVAC technician, but it may be time to consider system replacement.
Call Air Management Today
If you’re having any issues with your air conditioner, including a fan that stops working, contact Air Management. We repair all makes and models of air conditioners. Don’t let hot temperatures and high humidity be your enemy this summer.
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