When troubleshooting HVAC problems, 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 circulation of heated and cooled air, ensuring your home stays comfortable all year-round.
It’s not necessary that you know every detail of your HVAC system to keep it running 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 throughout your home and draws it back into the HVAC for reheating or cooling. The types 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 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 directly 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 choose the right option for your home comfort needs.
If your home isn’t feeling as cozy as usual, your blower motor might be the culprit. Watch out for these signs of a bad blower motor:
A blower motor can fail for several reasons, including:
At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, 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 prevent future problems before they start, please contact Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We’ll diagnose and fix 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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