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05 Mar

Signs your furnace needs a new blower

The furnace is the unsung hero of your home, and its blower is a crucial component for distributing warm air throughout. 

Like any mechanical part, your furnace blower can wear down over time and begin to negatively affect both the comfort of your home and your finances if not dealt with in a timely manner.

Let the contractors affiliated with HVAC 911 show you the telltale signs that it may be time to replace your old blower before it is too late. 

Inconsistent heating

A failing blower may struggle to circulate air effectively, which can result in uneven temperatures and levels of comfort around the home.

If you experience hot and cold spots or notice reduced airflow near the vents when the furnace is running, it could indicate that there is an underlying issue with the blower that needs to be addressed. 

Unusual noises or smells

Furnaces usually always produce some level of noise during operation, but loud clanking, banging or squealing sounds are the type that should not be ignored.

Similarly, unpleasant odors – such as a burning or musty smell – can indicate problems with the blower motor or overheating components. This can pose a safety hazard if not addressed quickly. 

Frequent cycling

If the furnace seems to turn on and off more frequently than usual, this can lead to premature wear and tear on the blower motor and other components.

It is imperative to have your furnace inspected by a professional if you notice this frequent cycling to determine if the blower is to blame. 

Increased energy bills

A sudden spike in your heating costs without a corresponding increase in usage is typically a sign that your furnace is working harder than usual to compensate for a problem in its operation. 

A faulty blower could cause these higher utility bills, as it would require more energy to distribute the heat as usual. 

Call HVAC 911 for emergency furnace service

The worst thing you can do if you notice any signs of a malfunctioning furnace blower is do nothing at all, as damage will only compound until the system breaks down completely.

Regular maintenance and vigilant observation are key to ensuring the comfort and safety of your home, and HVAC 911 is here to help if you detect anything out of the ordinary.

HVAC 911 is a contractor referral service that can connect you with fully insured, bonded and licensed contractors who employ highly skilled and highly trained technicians who can be trusted to get the job done and to get it done right. 

Contact a professional affiliated with HVAC 911 today