Lakeville Heating and Cooling

Your Furnace Fan and Big Energy Savings!

Lakeville Heating and CoolingYour furnace fan plays an important role in your home’s heating and cooling system.  The fan motor distributes the warm or cooler air through your home.

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.

 

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