Possible Causes of Fan Problems With an Air Conditioner - J&W Heating and Air

Possible Causes of Fan Problems With an Air Conditioner

The fan and fan mechanism is one of the most important components of your air conditioning system. Without it, the cold air generated by the system would just sit there instead of being distributed throughout your home to cool the temperatures. Air conditioning service in Jacksonville is too important to let a problem with the fan linger, especially with summer on the way and our patented Florida heat waves getting ready to pounce. A good service technician can hunt down the possible causes of fan problems with an air conditioner, and get them resolved before the temperature climbs too high.

Those problems often originate with the fan motor powering the blades. If the electrical wiring becomes frayed or the connectors suffer from wear and tear, they can cut off power to the unit, which will stop the fan from turning. The motor itself can also suffer form an overload, or experience an internal breakdown that creates a malfunction. Most motors have an automatic shutoff switch to prevent damage from an overload. You should always check it to see if that resolves any problem with the motor. If it doesn’t it’s time to call in a professional.

In some cases, the fan blades themselves might be the problem. For instance, the blade assembly might become misaligned, or the blades might get bent. Detritus in the system could cause it to jam, and if the fan belt frays or breaks, then the fan won’t turn at all.

The good news is that all of these problems are solvable, and with the exception of replacing the fan motor itself, most of them are comparatively easy to set right. For repairs involving air conditioning in Jacksonville, you should call upon the experts at J & W Heating and Air for help. We know how important a reliable AC system can be in the summer and we can solve most causes of fan problems with an air conditioner in expedient fashion. If you spot a reduced air flow or have other reasons to suspect fan issues, give us a call today. You’ll be glad you did!

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Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool environment.read more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company again.read more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two men.read more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great Job.read more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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