The Importance of AC and Furnace Blower Motor Maintenance

DID YOU KNOW: There are many HVAC system components utilized by both your furnace AND air conditioner. You may think of your heating and cooling equipment as seperate systems, but they function with many of the same parts.

The blower motor is one of the main components of your HVAC system that works with both the air conditioner and furnace. Although the blower motor is located inside of your furnace, it functions during both heating and cooling seasons. The furnace blower motor should be checked and maintained for your HVAC system to operate at peak efficiency. 

Watch our Senior Service Technician, Craig, as he explains blower motors and how our HVAC professionals maintain them. 

What Does The Blower Motor Do?

The blower motor controls the airflow for the heating and cooling system; it is one of the main components for the HVAC system to operate properly. The blower motor turns on the fan in your HVAC system, allowing the air to circulate out of the system and into the rooms of your home. The blower motor is the part of the heating and cooling system that does most of the legwork for ensuring your home reaches the temperature set on your thermostat

What Are The Signs A Blower Motor Is Going Bad?

There are a few things to be looking for to tell if your blower motor may be going bad. If you notice more dust around your home, if the airflow coming from your HVAC system isn't as strong, or if the HVAC system stops working entirely, the blower motor may be going bad. When this happens, you will want to schedule an HVAC service call and have a professional come to clean the blower motor. Our service technicians will clean it for you by dissembling the blower motor, cleaning it with a chemical spray off, dry it, and assemble. This professional cleaning should keep your blower motor working properly. 

What To Do If Your Blower Motor Stops Working?

Whether due to overheating from restricted airflow or excessive moisture within the system, there are multiple reasons why a blower motor would go bad. If an expert HVAC Service Technician has told you that your blower motor is beyond repair, you will want to be prepared to decide whether or not to repair or replace your system. This decision may lie heavily on the age of the system; if your heating and cooling equipment are 12-15+ years old, it might be a great time to take advantage of HVAC replacement options.

If you have maintenance done to your HVAC system every year, then ideally, the blower motor should stay in excellent operating condition will last as long as your furnace does. Choose Logan A/C & Heat Services to perform your HVAC replacement, maintenance, and repairs in your home in the Dayton, Columbus, or Cincinnati areas.