When troubleshooting HVAC dilemmas, you might run across the term “blower motor” and wonder what that means. This crucial component serves as the lungs of your heating and cooling system. The blower motor powers the movement of heated and cooled air, so that your home stays comfortable throughout the year.
You don’t need to appreciate every detail of your HVAC system to keep it working smoothly. Still, understanding a little 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 around the inside of your home and forces it back into the HVAC for reheating or cooling. The kinds of HVAC systems that have blower motors include furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps and ductless mini-splits.
When your thermostat senses the temperature falling out of the ideal 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 inside your living space.
The blower motor’s exact location depends on the type of system:
Understanding the two main types of blower motors can help you select the correct option for your home comfort needs.
If your home suddenly isn’t as comfortable as it usually does, your blower motor might be the culprit. Watch out for these signals of a bad blower motor:
A blower motor can break down for numerous reasons, including:
At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, nothing is more important to our team 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 ward off future problems before they start, you can count on Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We’ll identify and fix the problem so you can enjoy a comfortable home environment all year. Schedule your appointment today by calling 866-397-3787!
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