The blower on your furnace or heat pump is responsible for distributing warm air through your home in the winter and cool air in the summer. If the blower’s motor stops working properly, your HVAC system becomes far less effective. Watch for these three signs that the HVAC system in your Dallas, TX home needs a new blower.

No Air Circulation

If the air in your home seems stale, your HVAC system’s blower might have breathed its last breath. This could be the first thing you notice during a mild winter, because you don’t expect the heat to cut on often. However, if you hear the system turn on, but you can’t feel warm air coming through the vents, you might need to troubleshoot the blower.

In some cases, you don’t need a whole new motor to fix the problem. Your blower might have dirty fan blades, a worn belt, or some other problem you can fix inexpensively. We’ll take a look at the blower and let you know whether a smaller replacement part will eliminate the problem.

Incorrect Temperature

The two most important numbers on your thermostat are the hold temperature (the temperature you set) and the actual temperature. If these two numbers aren’t the same, you might have a faulty blower. The HVAC system can’t distribute warm air through your home, so the thermostat’s temperature can’t reach the one you programmed.

Strange Noises or Smells

As mentioned above, a stale or musty odor could alert you to a blower problem. Additionally, you might hear strange sounds when your furnace cuts on, such as a clanging or a staccato drumbeat. Rattling noises can indicate a problem with the blower, too. We’ll take a look at your system, identify the problem, and replace any defective parts.

The blower is one of the most critical parts of your Dallas, TX HVAC system. For a quick diagnosis, call Advanced Home Comfort today, and we’ll get to the bottom of it.