First of all, your AC has 2 types of motors:
The cost to replace these motors largely depends on factors like…
We’ll go into more detail about those factors later in the article. But first, to give you some more context, let’s go into more detail about what each of these motors do...
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Like we mentioned in the beginning, your AC system has 2 types of motors that help cool your home. We’ll explain the purpose of each one here:
Your AC blower motor is responsible for powering—you guessed it—the blower. The blower is actually responsible for 3 different actions:
Blower sucks in warm air, where it’s cooled at the evaporator coil and then pushed back into your home as cool air.
Now, if your blower motor is broken or faulty, you’ll get...
Located outside, your AC condenser fan motor has one job: to cool down superheated refrigerant.
You see, refrigerant, the special substance that absorbs heat from your home’s air, travels throughout your AC system in a continuous loop: it absorbs heat from inside your home then travels outside to dump all that heat into the outside air and then travels back indoors to repeat the process.
So, when the refrigerant travels to the outside unit, it’s carrying a lot of heat. And that’s where your condenser fan comes into play. The fan blows air over the refrigerant lines to help push that heat into the outdoor air.
But, if your fan motor gives out, you’ll get…
Here’s how both types of motors break down in price (not including labor):
Your service tech will help you find a model that matches your HVAC system.
Most new air conditioners come with a limited parts warranty that will cover failed AC parts (like the blower motor and fan motor) for 5-10 years (warranty length depends on the manufacturer).
Note: Most AC warranties only cover the defective part, not the labor to replace it.
However, for your AC warranty to be valid you need to have done the following:
If you didn’t do those 2 things, your warranty may not be valid. Visit your AC manufacturer's website or contact the contractor who installed your AC to find out the specifics of your warranty.
In addition to the motor itself, you’ll also need to pay for the labor to install it. Contractors can charge for their labor in 2 ways:
When you’re looking for an AC contractor, we recommend finding one who…
Just give us a call and we can help. We’ll send over one of our trusted techs to replace your blower or fan motor. To learn more about our services, visit our AC repair page.