When troubleshooting HVAC dilemmas, you possibly could read the term “blower motor” and wonder how that fits into your system. This crucial part of your HVAC serves as the lungs of your heating and cooling system. The blower motor powers the circulation of heated and cooled air, so that your home stays comfortable during the whole year.
It’s not necessary that you know every detail of your HVAC system to keep it operating smoothly. However, understanding a little about the blower motor simplifies operation and occasional troubleshooting.
The blower motor in a forced-air heating and cooling system runs the fan that circulates air through your home and forces it back into the HVAC for reheating or cooling. The types of HVAC systems that utilize blower motors include furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps and ductless mini-splits.
When your thermostat feels the temperature falling out of the programmed comfort zone, the blower motor is alerted by your system. This turns on the fan, forcing hot or cold air out of the unit, through the ductwork—or right from the air handler in the case of a ductless system—and into your living space.
The blower motor’s actual location depends on the type of system:
Understanding the two main styles of blower motors can help you find the best option for your home comfort needs.
If your home isn’t feeling as comfortable as it usually does, your blower motor might be the reason. Watch out for these warning signs of a bad blower motor:
A blower motor can break down for many reasons, including:
At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, nothing is more critical to us than your comfort. We offer years of experience, emergency repairs and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If your blower motor is giving you problems, or you want to avoid future problems before they occur, please contact Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We’ll identify and mend the problem so you can enjoy a comfortable home environment again. Schedule your appointment today by calling 866-397-3787!
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