Cleaning Furnace Blower Wheel

A very dirty blower fan assembly.

Dirt is undoubtedly the greatest enemy of a furnace that can drastically waste fuel and lower efficiency. Dirt has a negative impact on all the three basic furnace components: the motor, the filter system and the blower. Regularly cleaning and maintaining your furnace will not only improve your heating system’s efficiency, but also saves you money in return, and prevents you from having to replace your furnace earlier than necessary.

Cleaning Furnace Blower Wheel

Every homeowner is responsible for cleaning, maintaining, or replacing any parts in their furnace that are required for proper operation. The furnace blower wheel is one of those components that needs to be cleaned to ensure the furnace stays in tip-top condition. Your blower wheel might get dirty and clogged after several years of continuous use, which causes the system to operate less efficiently.

A blower wheel has blades that are designed to push a given amount of air in and out of the furnace system. These blades can trap a staggering amount of dirt in the process causing the blower motor to work extra hard to spin the wheel. Consequently, it draws more amperage to drive the motor, costing you a lot of money in the long run. Clogged blower wheels also cause the heat exchanger in your furnace to run hotter which can lower its lifespan.

Whereas, you may be conversant with cleaning and maintaining other parts of your HVAC system, cleaning the furnace blower wheel is a complicated job that requires an expert technician to attain the required result.

Hiring an experienced HVAC contractor to complete the cleaning task means you get a trained hand doing a more complicated procedure. If your blower wheel has not been cleaned recently and appears to be acting up, then it would be wise to hire a Winnipeg furnace repair team at Weather Tech Heating & Cooling to do the job on your behalf. Our company takes pride in its team of expert technicians, who know how to clean furnace blower wheels appropriately to utilize the furnace’s ultimate efficiency.

Our technicians possess the technical know-how to clean the furnace blower wheel, motor housing, belts/pulleys and blower assembly. We will clean your furnace blower wheel and evacuate dirt to ensure that your air conditioning system is not only efficient, but works at its peak. We also provide routine furnace tune-ups to ensure your system can readily provide consistent heat when needed.

Benefits of Cleaning Furnace Blower Wheel 

A brand new furnace fan blower and motor.

Even a small amount of dirt and dust buildup can affect the efficiency of your furnace by up to 20%. Cleaning this part remains a critical task that should be done regularly if an efficient operation is to be achieved. Systematic cleaning of your furnace’s internal mechanisms come with a myriad of benefits. These include but not limited to the following:

  • Noticeably cuts down your monthly bills
  • Significantly augments furnace efficiency
  • Extends the life of your furnace

Regardless of your heating needs and preferences, we have the right solution for every heating and cooling problem. You can count on us to execute impeccable customer satisfaction both in Winnipeg and its surrounding area. We’ve garnered unrivaled expertise and experience over the years, and we can work on any project —big or small— with an extensive history of customer satisfaction. Call us now at 204-799-4926 to schedule your next blower wheel cleaning service.

Steve De Vries is a “Red Seal” refrigeration technician with over 20 years of experience in the HVAC industry. He has been a certified Lennox Premier technician since 2006. Steve is also a Master gas-fitter licensed by the province of Manitoba. Along with his Red Seal Provincial accreditation he also holds an electrical license. Born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba, Steve has a very good understanding of a diverse climate and the affects it has on our construction. Well versed in duct design, fabrication, ventilation, and air quality, Steve understands all the variables to take into consideration for our region as well as the science to achieve desired comfort, which is so much more than just temperature.