When troubleshooting HVAC issues, you may see the term “blower motor” and wonder what that means. This essential part of your HVAC functions as the lungs of your heating and cooling system. The blower motor powers the circulation of heated and cooled air, ensuring your home stays comfortable all year-round.
You don’t need to appreciate every detail of your HVAC system to keep it running 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 powers the fan that disperses air around the inside of your home and forces it back into the HVAC for reheating or cooling. The types of HVAC systems that have blower motors include furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps and ductless mini-splits.
When your thermostat detects the temperature falling out of the set comfort zone, the blower motor is alerted by your system. This turns on the fan, blowing 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 exact location varies according to the type of system:
Understanding the two main kinds of blower motors can help you choose the right option for your home comfort needs.
If your home suddenly isn’t as comfy as usual, your blower motor might be the reason. Keep an eye out for these indications 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 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 prevent future problems before they start, reach out to Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We’ll evaluate the issue 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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