Furnace motor blowers are not something that you think about on a day-to-day basis. Oh sure, you might pay attention as you wait for the furnace to kick in on a cold winter’s night. But let’s face it; it’s not the kind of thing that you think about until its time to replace a furnace blower. When replacing a furnace blower motor there are a few things that you need to consider.
First of all, you will need to determine if this is the kind of job that you are willing (or able) to take on yourself or if this is a job better left to the professionals.
Another important consideration to take into account is the size and power of the new blower, since the blower motor for the furnace is also the blower motor for the air conditioner. These are two different jobs with different requirements in terms of speed and settings. Just because the blower is broken in January you will still need it working efficiently in the summer months.
You may be asking yourself how to replace a blower motor? Well, those directions are more complicated than there is room in this article. But keep in mind that if you want to complete this project correctly yourself, you will need to have a strong understanding of wiring.
When you consider all of the variables, furnace blower replacement may not be as easy as you may have originally expected. It’s a good recommendation to call a licensed technician to come out to the home, assess the situation and replace the existing furnace motor blower if necessary.
You may even learn that a replacement isn’t necessary at all and that a little maintenance and oil will get your existing furnace motor blower up and running in no time.