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4 Signs Something Is Wrong With Your Attic Fan

If you have an attic fan then you probably rely on it working without a hassle and without you thinking about it pretty much at all. Just get the fan installed and voila! You have better comfort and lower bills.

We would love it if this was always the case for all of our customers. But problems will pop up over the years, even with attic fans. Unfortunately, you’ll likely notice it once your comfort drops and your energy bills spike.

We want to help you avoid this. Read on to learn about some of the other warning signs that you need an attic fan repair in Pelham, AL so you know when to schedule your service with us.

4 Signs Your Attic Fan Needs Expert Repair

If you have an attic fan that has started to malfunction, the sooner the issue is addressed, the better off you will be. Here are some of the warning signs you should be aware of:

  1. The fan is unable to turn on or off: A lack of proper response from your attic fan is always going to be a sign of a problem. If your attic fan doesn’t turn on, there may be an issue with the thermostat, wiring, or electrical circuit controlling the fan. Similar issues can be the cause of an attic fan that refuses to shut off: the thermostat may be miscalibrated or may not be able to detect the temperature correctly. In either case, you’ll want to have a technician check things out.
  2. Fan blades aren’t moving: Your attic fan is trying to run and is absorbing energy but it isn’t actually operating. If the fan blades of the fan aren’t moving then there is a problem somewhere in the fan. Perhaps a wire has become detached or too frayed to carry energy to the fan blades. Double-check that the circuit hasn’t been tripped and then contact a professional to examine the system.
  3. The fan is making odd sounds: You know what your attic fan sounds like. Or you at least know what it should sound like. Much like how odd noises from your air conditioner can alert you to the presence of a problem, a noisy attic fan should be an indicator of trouble as well. If you notice that you hear screeching or rattling while your attic fan is in use, then it is a good idea to shut the fan off and call for expert assistance.
  4. There is a burning smell during operation: If you smell something burning, instinct tells you that it is a problem. Burnt food isn’t good. Burning electrical components are worse. If you notice that you smell a burning, acrid odor whenever your attic fan is on, shut it down and call for a professional to check things out. Frayed wires may be creating a smell and creating a fire hazard along with it.

Make sure to have a professional check out your attic fan to address problems before they have a major impact on your comfort.

For professional service you can trust, contact Douglas Cooling & Heating. Your experience is what matters most!

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