Signs That Your Furnace Motor Needs Replaced
What is a Furnace Blower Motor?
The blower motor is a vital part of your furnace that is in charge of blowing the heat through the vents in your home. It takes the hot air and circulates it – by using a fan – throughout your rooms. But, just like any other component in your furnace, the motor blower may malfunction or stop working eventually. Check out these three signs that indicate it is best to replace your unit’s blower motor.
Weak airflow coming out of the vents or not coming out at all means that something is impeding it from doing its job. The most common reasons for this symptom include a bad capacitor, a worn-out motor, or dust and dirt buildup. If your blower motor has a bad capacitor or is dirty, contact a reliable HVAC company to repair it. Otherwise, if you feel no airflow coming out of the vents, it is best to replace the motor.
Energy Bill Increases
When the blower is not working correctly, it will generally use more energy to perform as it should. Also, it is the part of your furnace that uses the most power, so you can not afford a faulty blower motor that will lead to a considerable amount of energy consumption. If you decide to replace it, we recommend installing a smart variable-speed model.
Several reasons cause strange sounds. Bearing problems or a damaged belt may cause screeching or squealing noises. Clanking, banging, or rattling sounds may be because of a broken or loose part. The bottom line is that your furnace should work silently; any sounds coming out from your device should be fixed as soon as possible. Regardless of the type of sounds your blower motor is making, turn off the system and contact a reliable HVAC repair company like Quinnair.
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