If an air conditioner has a broken motor, it may not be able to properly cool your home. Therefore, it is important to learn the signs of motor issues so that the problem can be fixed in a timely manner. Here are just a few symptoms that are easy to notice.

 

The Fan Blades Aren't Turning

 

When the air conditioner is on, the fan blades should be running at full speed. If they are not moving at all, there is likely a problem with the air conditioner motor. Fortunately, this is a problem that the folks at Dave Broussard A/C & Heating can help to fix. It is also possible to replace the entire air conditioning unit if necessary.

 

The Condenser Unit Is Louder Than Usual

 

The condenser unit will tend to give off a loud rattling noise when the AC motor is not working properly. When they're working properly, the fan blades will tend to whir at a consistent volume and frequency.

 

The Fan Blades Are Only Working Sporadically

 

One common sign of an AC motor problem is the fact that the fan blades will only work for a short period of time. However, before you assume that the problem is related to the AC motor, be sure to check the thermostat. This is because an air conditioner unit will stop running when the air is sufficiently cool inside the house.

 

There Is No Cold Air Being Created

 

A final sign that there could be a problem with an AC motor is that the air is still warm. When you stand by an air vent when the air conditioner is running, you should be able to feel noticeably colder air on your skin. If the AC motor is dead or dying, your rooms will be cooled unevenly, and your utility bill will be on the rise.

If you are having problems with your air conditioner, give Dave Broussard A/C & Heating a call today! We can help with any heating, cooling, or HVAC issues for both residential and commercial properties in Broussard, LA. We also offer indoor air quality assistance and maintenance agreements. We look forward to hearing from you.