How Long does a Blower Motor Last?
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The average lifespan of an HVAC blower motor is between 12 and 15 years. Fortunately, your HVAC blower motor doesn’t need much maintenance to survive this long. However, overheating or excessive moisture can make your blower motor pull the plug sooner than you expect.
Keep the Wheels Spinning
Although your blower motor is expected to sustain a long and healthy life, its partner, the blower wheel can prevent this from happening. If your blower wheel accumulates a lot of dirt and grease on its blades, it makes it harder for your blower motor to move enough clean air through your home. Unless your blower wheel spins the way it’s meant to, an overwhelmed blower motor could cause your system to fail.
Healthy Motor, Healthy You
Treat your blower motor properly, and you’ll be as happy as your home. Mishandling your blower wheel and motor can leave you with less airflow. On the other hand, if you maintain a clean operation, your air will be cleaner and your system will stick around longer.
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