Have you noticed that your central air conditioning is becoming inefficient and loud? If so, you may have an issue with a blower motor that needs repair. These are the problems that a bad blower can cause as well as how much it will cost to have it repaired.
The Problems a Blower Can Cause
An issue with a loud central AC system is most likely due to the fan inside the blower unit. It's the main component that pushes the air through your home's air ducts, and a noisy fan can cause noise to reverberate through your vents.
Noise can occur due to debris that has stuck to the fan's blade that has caused it to become unbalanced, which will require cleaning the part. You may have a loose blower wheel that is causing the fan to hit the casing. You could also have a broken motor mount that is causing the entire blower assembly to come in contact with the housing of the blower unit.
Inefficiencies in your central AC can also be caused by the blower. If the part is slowing down because it is old in age or broken, the fan will be able to move less air through the vents. The condenser may be working fine, but if the blower can't push cool air through the vents, the whole system is going to be on longer than necessary to cool down your home.
It can be difficult to determine what is wrong with a blower unit, which is why you should leave it to professional. Have the unit inspected at the first sign of a problem.
The Cost of Blower Repair
The total cost to repair your air conditioning will depend on the cost of parts and labor. For labor, you can expect to pay around $60 per hour for a professional HVAC technician to work on your blower. Your HVAC technician should be able to provide you an estimate of how many hours it will take to repair the blower.
When considering the total cost of the repair, including parts and labor, it could cost between $150-$450 for either a simple repair or complete replacement. While every furnace repair will be different, be weary of any company that quotes you much more than this price for just the repair or replacement of the blower motor.
For more info on blower motor repair, contact a local HVAC professional, such as those at A-1 American Services, that can help.