While furnace blower motors are designed and built to last anywhere between 10-20 years, sometimes they do malfunction and this may force you to replace it. For most homeowners, the price of replacing the blower motor is a major concern and many wonder how much it actually cost. Well, the cost to replace the furnace blower motor is between $250-$800. However, if you have a warranty for your unit, it might cost as little as $150 (that’s labor alone). For high-end HVAC systems, expect to pay as much as $2000 for the replacement.
There are of course certain factors (which you’ll learn shortly) that determine how much you’ll pay for the furnace blower motor replacement.
Furnace blower motor replacement cost factors
The below factors will determine your HVAC blower motor replacement cost.
1.The blower motor’s performance.
- For single-speed blower models, the price ranges between ($100-$315).
- For multi-speed blower motor models, the price is between ($190-$600+).
- For variable-speed blower models, the price is between ($500-$1000+).
2. Name of brand/OEM.
If your HVAC system was built by famous brands such as Lennox, Carrier, or Trane, expect to pay more for the blower motor replacement.
3. Is your HVAC system under warranty?
Majority of furnace warranties last about 10 years. If your HVAC system is under warranty, you’ll only pay the cost of installing the motor and not the parts cost. Most furnace warranties don’t cover labor costs after the first year is over.
4. Pro or DIY installation?
It takes between 45 to 90 minutes for a HVAC specialist to: replace the blower motor, adjust it, clean the fan, test it and assemble the furnace back together. The biggest challenge if you’re doing it yourself is getting the assembly out. This is because some have the control board and other parts located in front of them. This is a time-consuming and costly procedure if you DIY.
5. PSC or ECM motor?
ECM or Electrically Commutated Motors are quieter, energy-efficient, and cost more than PSC motors. They are normally used on variable capacity and two-stage furnaces. PSC or Permanent Split Capacitor are more affordable and less efficient compared to ECM motors. They are normally either multi speed or single-speed motors.
6. Size of the blower motor.
Blower motors vary in sizes from between 1/6 horsepower to 1.0 horsepower depending on the size of the furnace in your home. Larger blower motors normally cost more.
Furnace Services – Elmhurst & Hinsdale Areas – Unique Indoor Comfort
Now that you’ve learnt of factors influencing furnace blower motor cost, who can you contact to help you replace one at a friendly price? If you’re in Elmhurst, IL, contact Unique Indoor Comfort at Heating Repair Elmhurst and if you’re in Hinsdale, IL, contact Heating & Cooling Hinsdale for bespoke and professional HVAC services. Also, you might be interested in checking out How HVAC Preventative Maintenance Saves You Money.