February 10, 2023

Furnace motor blowers play a vital role in ensuring the efficient and effective operation of your furnace. Your blower is responsible for circulating warm air throughout your home, ensuring that every room is heated evenly and providing you with the comfort you need during colder temperatures. Without a properly functioning blower, your furnace may struggle to keep your home at a consistent temperature, resulting in higher energy bills and reduced comfort. How do you know when it’s time to replace the blower motor? Look for these clear signs that your furnace needs more than a thermostat hike.

1. Strange Noises

If you hear loud and unusual noises, such as screeching, grinding, or squealing sounds, your furnace is trying to tell you something. Excess debris in the blower fan and motor may be causing bearings to fail, a sure sign of imminent breakdown. Have your unit inspected as soon as possible to prevent parts from breaking free and causing additional damage to your unit.

2. Reduced Airflow

Noticing a decrease in the amount of warm air coming from vents and the presence of cold spots in rooms throughout your home is a sign that your blower motor is struggling to circulate air through your unit. Your furnace will have to work harder than usual to moderate temperatures in your home, leading to higher energy bills.

3. Frequent Unit Cycling

If your furnace seems like it’s turning on and off more frequently than usual, it could indicate that the blower motor is failing and causing the furnace to overheat. This will eventually result in a whole system breakdown; it’s best to tend to the smaller blower motor repair as soon as possible to avoid total system failure.

4. Age

If your furnace is more than 15 years old, it may be time to have your blower motor replaced. Motors that are charged with running consistently to regulate your home will eventually wear out. Plan for replacement to keep your whole system running more efficiently.

Trust Your Comfort to the Experts!

Proudly serving residents of Richardson and the surrounding area, Hammack Service Company, Inc. has solutions related to heating, cooling and indoor air quality services. Your comfort is our ultimate goal, and your satisfaction is a driving factor in our excellent quality service. Contact us today to make your appointment. You can look forward to a more comfortable home all year round!

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