You’ve just switched on your thermostat (or scheduled it to work automatically), but no air can be felt coming through the vents. What can you do about it? And how much will it cost to repair the problem? This is difficult to say without seeing the unit, but we’ve detailed a few of the most common reasons for a lack of airflow through the vents so that you can get a good idea of what the problem may be.
- Broken Blower Motor: If the outside unit is able to kick in, but you don’t feel any air coming in through the vents, it could have to do with the blower fan in the indoor portion of the system. The blower is responsible for taking air in and moving air out through the ducts so this is a likely culprit for any issue having to do with insufficient airflow. Most likely, the motor will need professional replacement to resume function.
- Electrical Issues: If the whole system won’t run, you might want to check the circuit breaker before calling a technician. If this doesn’t solve the problem, there could be a small electrical component that needs replacing. But the worst case scenario is a problem with the compressor, which is the most costly component to replace.
- Thermostat Troubles: You should also check and double-check the thermostat before calling a technician. If the thermostat is completely blank, the solution could be as simple as replacing the batteries. Also, make sure a guest or family member has not somehow switched the unit over to heating mode or made other changes that may affect airflow into the home.
A qualified technician can better narrow down the exact source of your airflow issues. Call the air conditioning repair experts at AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. if your system in Savannah, GA is in need of attention. We always do quality work at a fair price.