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Fan Damage and Air Conditioning Repair

The “whrrrr” sound in your air conditioner is usually the fans, both of which are very important to your air conditioning system. The fans are responsible for the air flow in your air conditioner, and also for releasing heat and blowing the cooled air into your ductwork. Without the fans, your air conditioner won’t work.

A good amount of air conditioning repairs in Salt Lake City during the summer months involves the fans. What exactly can fan damage and malfunctioning do to your system? The experts at At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air explain below.

Two Fans

Your system has two fans: one in the condenser unit, which sits outside your home, and a second in the indoor unit, which houses the evaporator. The condenser fan helps to remove the heat from your system by blowing it into the outdoor air; the blower, which is the indoor fan, blows cooled air from the evaporator coils into your home. When either of these fans or their components malfunctions, a number of problems can ensue with your air conditioning system.

Damage to Your Fans

Damage can happen to your fans through regular wear-and-tear. Common problems are:

  • Loose or bent fan blades
  • Worn wiring
  • Loose screws on the fan or motor
  • Motor overheating
  • Broken fan belts

Signs of Potential Fan Damage

There are a few signs that can indicate one of your fans is malfunctioning:


  • Banging or clunking sound – if a fan blade is loose or bent, it can hit other parts of your air conditioner as it turns, resulting in a banging or clunking noise.
  • Light screeching sound – a light screeching sound coming from your fan can indicate a worn fan belt

Problems with Air Conditioning:

  • No air – when the indoor blower stops turning, the air flow is stopped
  • Decreased air flow – the air coming into your home is cool, but it is blowing at a much lower volume than normal
  • Fan not turning – could be an issue with the fan’s motor or fan belt

Do Regular Maintenance to Help Maintain Your Fans

Part of a maintenance appointment involves inspecting and cleaning your fans and all their components. If a fan blade is loose or bent, or the wiring in the motor is frayed, maintenance provides the opportunity for things like this to get repaired before leading to other problems. Help prevent air conditioning repairs in Salt Lake City: call At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air for a maintenance appointment today.

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At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air provides excellent heating, air conditioning, plumbing, indoor air quality, water treatment and water heater services throughout the greater Salt Lake City, UT area, including the installation of new systems and components, and the replacement of the old, as well as ongoing repair and maintenance. Established in 1980, we have served the home comfort needs of our local community for over 30 years. Whether you need your stop and waste valve replaced or a new "green," energy–efficient HVAC system installed, we can make sure that the job is completed properly. Our HVAC contractors are NATE–certified and we employ Master and Journeyman plumbers. We are confident in our ability to satisfy any issue that may arise in your home, 24 hours a day. Give one of our friendly staff members a call today to learn more about what we can do for your home.

At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air offers quality heating, air conditioning and plumbing services throughout the Salt Lake City, UT area, including repair, installation and maintenance.

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During this very unusual time, we have put a plan in place to do our part to help keep our community safe. First and foremost, we are going to stay CALM, PATIENT, KIND, and POSITIVE!

There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

Because we have a direct impact on the indoor environment, here are practical steps we are going to take to keep people safe:

  • Wash our hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water
  • Cover our nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing
  • Wash our uniforms every day including cleaning our belts
  • Stay home if we are feeling sick
  • Offer a warm smile and friendly greeting instead of a handshake
  • Wear shoe covers and latex gloves in homes and businesses
  • Wipe down surfaces and equipment touched in a client’s home with disinfectant wipes
  • Wipe down door handles, steering wheels, gear shift lever every day
  • Wipe down pens, clipboards, tablets, cell phones, and anything else passes between techs and clients.
  • We have masks on each truck and will wear them at client’s discretion (Currently the CDC does not recommend that people wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19)
  • We are complying with all recommendations and guidelines from state agencies and will be proactive in our efforts to see that our team members and clients are protected.

As the situation unfolds, we will take each day one at a time and ensure we are being smart, supportive, and helping all those we can in our community.

Thank you for your continued support!