When troubleshooting HVAC dilemmas, you may run across the term “blower motor” and wonder what it means. This crucial component acts as the lungs of your heating and cooling system. The blower motor powers the flow of heated and cooled air, making sure your home stays comfortable all year-round.
You don’t need to appreciate every detail of your HVAC system to keep it working smoothly. Still, understanding a bit about the blower motor simplifies operation and occasional troubleshooting.
The blower motor in a forced-air heating and cooling system powers the fan that distributes air around the inside of your home and draws 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 senses the temperature falling out of the ideal comfort zone, the blower motor springs into action. This turns on the fan, pushing 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 depends on the type of system:
Understanding the two main types of blower motors can help you select the right option for your home comfort needs.
If your home doesn’t feel as cozy as normal, your blower motor might be the reason. Watch out for these signs of a bad blower motor:
A blower motor can break down for several reasons, including:
At Roland J. Down Service Experts, nothing is more important to us than your comfort. We offer years of experience, emergency services and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If your blower motor is acting up, or you want to ward off future problems before they start, please contact Roland J. Down Service Experts. We’ll diagnose and mend the problem so you can enjoy a comfortable home environment all year long. Schedule your appointment today by calling 518-417-2938!
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