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Summertime in Cartersville, GA can be unbearable without a functioning air conditioner. If your AC unit isn’t blowing cold air like it used to, there’s a chance that the blower motor is to blame. To know for sure if your AC’s blower motor needs replacement, look for these signs.

1. Unusual Noises

Normally, the blower motor should run quietly, so any strange sounds coming from it may indicate that it’s starting to fail. If you hear any noises, especially grinding or squealing, coming from your furnace, have a professional take a look at it as soon as possible. If needs be, have it replaced.

2. Short-Cycling

If your AC unit is turning on and off more often than it used to, it could be due to a failing blower motor. When the motor starts to fail, it causes the AC to overheat, which then triggers the system to turn off in order to prevent damage. This on-off cycle will continue until the blower motor is either repaired or replaced.

3. Poor Airflow

Under normal circumstances, your AC unit should blow air evenly and forcefully throughout your home. If you’ve noticed that the airflow has decreased significantly, it’s likely because the blower motor is struggling to turn the fan blades. This can stem from a number of issues, but most often, it’s simply due to age and wear.

4. Higher-Than-Usual Energy Bills

If your energy bills have suddenly spiked for no apparent reason, it could be because your blower motor is working overtime to try and cool your home. This will cause your AC unit to run for longer periods of time, which in turn will use up more energy and drive up your bills.

If you notice any of these signs, contact us at E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment for AC repair. We’ll be happy to help you get your AC system up and running again. We also provide other heating and cooling services, including furnace installation and repair.

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