Ask Adam: What is a Furnace Fan?

Furnace Fan

A furnace fan is the main component of a furnace system that forces air into an area of a home where heated air is needed. Most central heating systems in existence today are forced air systems and therefore require air to be moved in some way. A furnace fan, also known as a furnace blower, is one of the easiest ways to accomplish this.

Most furnace fans come with a motor that is one horsepower or less. The size of the motor used may depend on the size of the furnace. It may also depend on the size of the area being heated, as well as how many opening or vents there are in the home. While most furnace fans are capable of speeds of 1,200 revolutions per minute (RPM), some spin at slower speeds. The maximum speed of most fans for residential furnaces is 1,500 RPMs.

Cleaning Furnace Fan

  • Improves fan performance
  • Increases fan motor efficiency
  • Removes large amounts of dust from your system
  • Lowers the chances of motor failure
  • All of these equal less money

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