$49 A/C Inspection. Ensure Your House is Cool for the SUMMER! 

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$49 A/C Inspection. Ensure Your House is Cool for the SUMMER! 

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$49 A/C Inspection. Ensure Your House is Cool for the SUMMER! 

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Summer is here, and there's nothing quite as relieving as the chilled air provided by air conditioners. But what happens when your air conditioner fan decides not to function properly? It can be a frustrating experience, especially during those hot and humid summer days. Boothe's HVAC understands the inconvenience caused by malfunctioning fans and has the solution for you.


There are several reasons why your air conditioner fan may not be spinning. The reasons could range from simple to complex, and it's essential to identify the issue's root cause. Boothe's Heating, Air, Plumbing, Drains & Electrical will go through the various reasons why your AC unit fan may not be spinning and how to fix them.


Broken Fan Blades

It may come as a surprise, but one of the most common reasons for an air conditioner fan not spinning is broken fan blades. The condenser fan blades are responsible for pushing the air through the outdoor air conditioner unit and the indoor blower fan is tasked with dispersing cool air throughout your home. When these blades are damaged or broken, the entire system can malfunction.


Broken blades, a broken fan axle, or even a broken fan belt can cause a chain reaction of issues, leading to reduced airflow and an eventual breakdown of the entire unit. To further complicate things, a broken fan blade can also cause undue stress on other components in the system, leading to more extensive and expensive repairs.


It is crucial to address your broken fan blades as soon as possible to avoid compromising the overall efficiency and lifespan of your AC unit fan and air conditioning system. Regular AC maintenance and proper care can help prevent these issues from occurring in the first place, making it all the more important to take proactive measures in maintaining the health of your unit.


Faulty Capacitor

The capacitor is an essential component in your air conditioner that helps start the motor. If your capacitor is defective, it could cause your AC fan motor not to start. Capacitors have a lifespan of five to seven years, so it's possible the capacitor has served its time. If the capacitor is defective, it will need to be replaced with a new one. This Southern Maryland AC repair requires the services of a professional technician, and Boothe's is here to help!


Bad Fan Motor

A faulty AC fan motor can potentially be the reason for your outdoor AC fan not spinning or if the AC fan spins slowly. The outdoor fan is located in the outdoor condenser unit and is responsible for circulating air through the condenser so it can accurately disperse heat. If this outside AC fan fails due to a bad motor, your air conditioner HVAC unit won't be able to release heat and you won't receive much cool air inside. If you notice the fan not spinning in the outdoor unit and you suspect a bad motor is impacting your outdoor AC fan, call us for air conditioning repair - AC fan motors may be able to be repaired, or a new one may need to be installed within the outside AC unit.


Malfunctioning Blower AC Fan

The indoor blower motor is responsible for powering the fan within AC units which circulates cold air throughout your home. Without the air conditioner's fan motor, your air conditioner will not be able to properly cool your home. There are several reasons why a fan motor can fail, including wear and tear over time, broken belts or an electrical issue. It is important to address a faulty fan motor as soon as possible, as continued use of a faulty fan motor can lead to more complex issues and even cause damage to your air conditioning unit.


Electrical Failure

Another reason behind an AC fan not spinning is due to an electrical fault. The electrical fault could be caused by wiring failure, a blown fuse, or a tripped breaker in the circuit breaker box. In most cases, the problem can be easily fixed by replacing the blown fuse or re-wiring the circuit. However, it's essential to note that this repair should only be done by a licensed HVAC technician as repairing electrical circuits can be very dangerous without proper training.


Lack of Power

If there is no power to your air conditioner, then the fan won't spin. This could be caused by a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. If the circuit breaker has tripped, flip it back to the "on" position, and if the fuse is blown, replace it. However, if the problem persists, it's essential to have a professional technician take a look to diagnose the underlying problem accurately.


Blocked Fan Blades

Dirt and debris can accumulate on the fan blades, causing them to get stuck and unable to spin. Dirty fan blades that are not spinning can cause the motor to overheat and burn out, leading to a more expensive repair. The fan blades need to be cleaned periodically to prevent accumulation of dirt and debris, which could cause a blockage. Cleaning the fan blades is a simple task that can be done by yourself, but if you're not comfortable handling the repair, Boothe's HVAC technicians can help.


Get Your AC Fan Spinning Again in No Time!

Air conditioner fans that are not spinning can be caused by various reasons that require different repair approaches. For simple repairs, such as cleaning the fan blades, you can do it by yourself, but for more complex repairs, such as electrical faults, it's wise to call in the services of professional technicians such as Boothe's. With our trained and experienced technicians, we can diagnose and repair any air conditioner problem, ensuring that your air conditioning system works efficiently throughout the summer.


At Boothe's, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch customer service, and we understand the importance of fast and efficient repairs. Contact us today to request an appointment for air conditioning repair and have our team diagnose and fix the cause of your AC fan problem.