When troubleshooting HVAC dilemmas, you may run across the term “blower motor” and wonder what it means. This crucial component functions as the lungs of your heating and cooling system. The blower motor powers the circulation of heated and cooled air, so that your home stays comfortable all year-round.
You don’t need to appreciate every detail of your HVAC system to keep it running smoothly. Still, understanding at least something 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 detects the temperature falling out of the set 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 straight from the air handler in the case of a ductless system—and to your living space.
The blower motor’s exact location depends on the type of system:
Understanding the two main styles of blower motors can help you choose the right option for your home comfort needs.
If your home isn’t feeling as cozy as it usually does, your blower motor might be the culprit. Keep an eye out for these signs of a bad blower motor:
A blower motor can break down for several reasons, including:
At Levy & Son Service Experts, 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 acting up, or you want to prevent future problems before they start, please contact Levy & Son Service Experts. We’ll identify and solve the problem so you can enjoy a comfortable home environment all year long. Schedule your appointment today by calling 469-250-0932!
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