If you have an older furnace, you probably have a traditional fan motor that always operates at top speed. Newer high efficiency furnaces have an electronically commutated motor (ECM) that operates at a variety of speeds depending on the actual need of the furnace.
The Advantages of ECM Fan Motors…
- ECM motors, also called DC (dual control) or variable-speed motors, provide constant airflow throughout the home. Unlike a traditional fans, it automatically adjusts the speed of the airflow so it is even everywhere.
- ECM furnace motors use significantly less electricity than traditional furnace fans. ECM fan are estimated to save $40-$300 dollars a year. Homeowners who operate their furnace fan continually save the most dollars.
- With automatic adjustments, ECM furnace fans keep the temperature more even in different rooms of the home.
- ECM fans are less noisy than standard fans and do not dry out the air inside like older-style fans.
How to Get ECM Furnace Fans?
An ECM fan comes with most new high efficiency furnaces. Or you can replace your traditional existing fan with a newer ECM fan. Electric companies like Dakota Electric offer a $100 rebate for installing an ECM fan.
If this is an option you want to explore with your Lakeville home, give us a call and we can show you the options with an ECM fan. 952-513-4384. A great way to save energy dollars in 2013.