When troubleshooting HVAC issues, you may run across the term “blower motor” and wonder what it means. This essential 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, making sure your home stays comfortable all year-round.
You don’t have to appreciate every detail of your HVAC system to keep it running smoothly. However, understanding at least something about the blower motor simplifies operation and occasional troubleshooting.
The blower motor in a forced-air heating and cooling system operates the fan that distributes air through your home and draws 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 feels the temperature falling out of the set comfort zone, the blower motor is alerted by your system. This turns on the fan, pushing hot or cold air out of the unit, through the ductwork—or straight from the air handler in the case of a ductless system—and inside your living space.
The blower motor’s actual location can be in different places depending on the type of system:
Understanding the two main styles of blower motors can help you select the right option for your home comfort needs.
If your home doesn’t feel as comfortable as it usually does, your blower motor might be the reason. Watch out for these signs of a bad blower motor:
A blower motor can go bad for several reasons, including:
At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, nothing is of greater importance to our staff than your comfort. We offer years of experience, emergency services and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If your blower motor is giving you problems, or you want to prevent future problems before they occur, please contact Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We’ll diagnose and solve the problem so you can enjoy a comfortable home environment again. Schedule your appointment today by calling 866-397-3787!
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