Lennox furnace blower motor replacement is not the kind of job that the average do-it-yourself really looks forward to doing. And there are plenty of good reasons why. Most of us don’t understand how a furnace blower motor works or what specific needs should be considered when purchasing a new blower motor. After all, the blower motor also needs to accommodate your air conditioner in the summer.
Before we get into the specifics of a Lennox blower motor, let’s first look at the reasons why blower motors go bad in the first place. One of the easiest ways to extend the life of your furnace blower motor and make your furnace run more efficiently is to clean or change your furnace filter regularly.
Depending on the manufacturer and quality of the furnace filter you purchase, this could mean monthly or quarterly cleaning or replacement.
Even if you regularly maintain your air filters, over time and use, even the best furnace blower motor will need to be replaced.
Replacement is not necessarily as easy as pulling out your old motor and replacing it with the same model. If your blower motor is also used during the summer with your air conditioner you will need to take care that the motor you select will have the proper speeds and horsepower to power your air conditioner as well as your furnace properly.
Another aspect of furnace blower motor replacement is proper wiring. If you are not comfortable with wiring it is always the best idea to hire a professional who can do the job right. And let’s face it; many furnaces are not exactly located in the easiest place to work.
Sometimes, it would be well worth hiring someone to replace the Lennox furnace blower motor because it is difficult to work in such a cramped environment.