Pittsburgh Blower Motor Replacement Services

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is vital for your home and family. It keeps your home warm in the snowy months and cool in those hot Pennsylvania summers. Not only that, but it directly affects your utility bills. Many homeowners don't realize that just because your HVAC unit isn't working correctly doesn't mean the whole system is faulty. Sometimes it's just a piece of the system that needs replacing. This is where Pittsburgh blower motor replacement comes in!

Understanding your complete HVAC system can help you as a homeowner know what to look for in a quality service company and what needs to be fixed, and it enables you to understand how your home is heated and cooled. If your system is heating or cooling the way it should contact your Pittsburgh HVAC experts to figure out the problem and fix it! Book an appointment today with Aire Serv of Sewickley, or continue reading to learn more about this essential part of your HVAC system.

About Pittsburgh Blower Motor Replacement

Don't know what a blower motor is or why you might need it replaced? Don't worry! Many Sewickley residents ask us this question. A blower motor is a critical component for powering the air circulation from your heating and air conditioning system. It is what turns on your system's fan motor, which pushes out hot and cool air from the unit into your home. It is the power behind your home's circulation, ventilation, heating, and cooling, ensuring the air in your house is evenly distributed. Common types of HVAC systems, such as electric and gas furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps, use a blower motor to move the air. When you set your thermostat to a specific temperature, your system will turn on, heating or cooling the air inside your home, and it's the blower motor's job to power the fan speed that produces air.

This internal component is inside your HVAC unit, but the location depends on the system model and type. The most common place for the motor in furnaces is inside the base of your unit next to the air filter. AC units, it is typically located inside the air handler. These two locations can also share a blower motor if you have a combination unit. For smaller, compact systems, the blower fan is located between the control board and the fan blade. Sometimes there are various wires and parts in the way of your blower motor, which can make a furnace repair or blower motor repair more challenging to manage on your own. When this is the case, it is recommended to use the expertise of a heating and AC repair company.

There are two types of blower motors: single-speed and multi-speed motors (also called variable-speed motors). A single-speed motor will run at one speed and turn off when the desired temperature is reached. A single-speed motor can run at different speeds to make up for a drop or increase in temperature. A multi-speed motor, or variable-speed motor, will continuously run at lower fan speeds to give your home continual air circulation. These are typically slower speeds and run steadily, making them energy efficient and saving you money on energy bills.

Blower Motor Failure

If your house isn't getting heated or cooled as it used to, it may be time for an HVAC blower motor replacement. If you're unsure if you need a Pittsburgh blower motor replacement, check for these indicators that your unit has a bad blower motor:

  • No airflow or weak airflow from your vents.
  • Strange noises or smells coming from your unit or unusual operating noises.
  • A spike in your utility bills when you haven't changed your thermostat settings.
  • Your unit is overheating or feels too warm.

If you notice any of these signs, it's time for a furnace or AC blower motor replacement. Our Pittsburgh HVAC technicians at Aire Serv can troubleshoot your system, diagnose the problem, and quickly fix the broken blower motor.

Why Does My Blower Motor Fail?

You may have a faulty motor in your system for many reasons, and we are often asked this question. Some of the more common reasons for a broken system that results in needing an HVAC blower motor replacement include:

  • Moisture & debris buildup
  • Old filter for dirt buildup
  • Blower motor resistor problems or faulty resistor
  • Electrical component issues
  • Worn-out bearings
  • Issues with the permanent split capacitor
  • Broken blower wheel
  • Faulty AC or furnace installation
  • Old age

For most of these blower motor issues, regular maintenance can help prevent them or increase a part's life so that you get the most out of your system. Don't let your home overheat or freeze! You need it working at its best, and the experts at Aire Serv can help!

Choose the HVAC Experts at Aire Serv of Sewickley

Aire Serv of Sewickley is an expert service center in the industry because we have a team with extensive experience in the field. When hiring an HVAC company to get your home up and running smoothly again, you want a technician with experience working with different types of heating systems and cooling units. Our team has a combined experience of over 75 years, backing up our knowledge and expertise.

Our priority is you, the customer, making long-lasting relationships with the Sewickley community and providing excellent customer service. When you choose Aire Serve for HVAC blower motor replacement, you'll get the following:

  • 24/7 emergency services
  • Upfront, affordable blower motor prices
  • No hidden service call fees, outrageous labor costs, or overtime charges

We are also a proud Neighborly company, meaning that our workmanship is guaranteed to give you peace of mind that any repair, installation, or replacement will have the proper operation, or we'll return to fix it within 60 days! Our job's not done until it's done right. That's our promise!

Frequently Asked Questions About Pittsburgh Blower Motor Replacement

How Much Does a Furnace Blower Motor Replacement or A/C Blower Motor Replacement Cost?

The average cost to replace blower motors in your system varies depending on the type of blower motor, if your unit is still under a 5-year or 10-year warranty, how easy your system is to access, and other factors. Usually, the average cost of an HVAC blower motor replacement is around $500, including the cost of labor. If your unit is under warranty, then it will be significantly less. Repair costs are lower than replacement costs. If your blower motor can be repaired instead, and if your unit is difficult for the technician to get to, the labor costs will increase.

We recommend getting on a routine maintenance plan, so your system is constantly updated and checked regularly to prevent more considerable HVAC blower motor replacement costs. Our Aire Serve Advantage Plan provides discounts, preventative maintenance and tune-ups, and customer priority for scheduling and services. Our plan makes it easier than ever for you to keep your house running smoothly and not worry about the next check-up.

What is the Life Expectancy of a Blower Motor?

If you've recently replaced your blower motor, the unit can last 10 to 20 years. That is why most units have a 5- or 10-year warranty. Using preventative measures, such as regular maintenance and our Advantage Plan, your system can last up to 20 years or longer.

How Long Does a Pittsburgh Blower Motor Replacement Take?

Typically, an HVAC blower motor replacement service takes two to three hours to complete, but this depends on how easily your unit can be accessed and if there is anything wrong with your heating or air conditioning system besides the blower fan. The service could be longer if your unit is difficult for the technician to reach. Additionally, residential Pittsburgh blower motor replacements tend to take less time than commercial ones.

What Other Services Do You Provide?

Aire Serv is passionate about providing people with cleaner, safer air in their homes. We offer other heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services, including:

If you have an HVAC question, then we have an answer. Call us today to hear about a full range of repair services.

Do You Offer Any Promotions or Discounts?

Yes! We value our clients, whether you've used our services before or are new! We want to show how much we appreciate your trust in us and offer special promotions throughout the year. Just give us a call, and we can let you know what deals we have currently going on.

Trust the Pros at Aire Serv for Your Pittsburgh Blower Motor Replacement

Your blower motor gives your HVAC system the power to circulate the air throughout your home. If it breaks or isn't running at optimum levels, then your whole HVAC system won't be as efficient, and the temperature of your house won't regulate as well. If you think you have a broken blower motor, contact your local Aire Serv for expert advice. We have extensive experience and knowledge to diagnose and solve the issue so your home runs at the temperature you enjoy. Call us today or request an appointment online! We proudly serve our customers in and around the Pittsburgh area, including Wexford and Moon Township.

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