When troubleshooting HVAC issues, you may read the term “blower motor” and wonder what it means. This crucial part of your HVAC acts as the lungs of your heating and cooling system. The blower motor powers the flow of heated and cooled air, so that your home stays comfortable all the time.
It’s not necessary that you appreciate every detail of your HVAC system to keep it operating smoothly. But, understanding a little about the blower motor simplifies operation and occasional troubleshooting.
The blower motor in a forced-air heating and cooling system powers the fan that blows air throughout your home and pulls it back into the HVAC for reheating or cooling. The kinds of HVAC systems that use blower motors include furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps and ductless mini-splits.
When your thermostat senses the temperature falling out of the set comfort zone, the blower motor springs into action. 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 exact location can be in different places depending on the type of system:
Understanding the two main kinds of blower motors can help you select the right option for your home comfort needs.
If your home suddenly isn’t as comfortable as normal, your blower motor might be the culprit. Watch out for these signs of a bad blower motor:
A blower motor can go bad for many reasons, including:
At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, nothing is more important to our staff than your comfort. We offer years of experience, emergency repairs and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If your blower motor is acting up, or you want to avoid future problems before they occur, reach out to Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We’ll diagnose and mend the problem so you can enjoy a comfortable home environment all year long. Schedule your appointment today by calling 866-397-3787!
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