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How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Fan Motor?

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An air conditioner unit has so many different parts that it can be difficult to know which parts need to be replaced and how much it will cost to repair the unit. If you find a problem with your condenser fan motor, you may be wondering how much parts and repair service will cost. Fortunately for those, we can help you.

When your HVAC unit stops working, it's easy to worry about price, as the price of different parts can vary widely. Some parts cost as little as $100, while others can cost over $1000. So CPMDJ is here to answer that question for you.

What is a Fan Motor?

The condenser fan motor helps prevent the compressor from overheating. This part cools the refrigerant passing through the condenser coil of the outdoor unit. If you put your hand on the unit while the air conditioner is running, you will feel the heat being removed from the unit. That's because of the condenser.

There are actually three different kinds of motors in your air conditioner unit: the condenser fan motor, which we've already discussed, the blower motor and the compressor motor. The blower motor is located in the air handler. The compressor motor is in the outdoor unit, and if it breaks, the entire air compressor may need to be replaced.

Signs that the fan motor needs replaced include:

Higher than normal energy bills

The air at home is warmer than usual

Longer cooling time at home

Outside unit humming

If you notice any of the above signs, the faster you can fix the fan motor, the less likely you are to suffer further damage inside the unit.

What's the Cost of Repairing or Replacing a Fan Motor?

The average cost of a condenser fan motor is between $300 and $500 (not including installation). If the compressor fails, you face a more costly problem that can cost you as much as $2,000.

In some cases, your fan motor may be under warranty. However, it's important to know what kind of warranty your air conditioner has. Parts warranties may be five to ten years after installation. Most parts warranties only cover the cost of the parts, not labor. Certain parts warranties will also be void if you do not register the device and perform regular maintenance checks.

Contractors provide labor security to guarantee their jobs. Most of these warranties will last about a year after installation.

It is difficult to determine the cause of the air conditioner problem. So if you start noticing problems with your air conditioner, call a professional technician right away.

Preventing a Fan Motor Breakdown

To keep your condenser fan motor in top condition for a long time, you need to keep up with annual maintenance. Oiling the fan motor will help prolong its life. Call your HVAC repair service for a routine maintenance check to make sure your fan motor is in good condition. The cost of these maintenance checks is usually small compared to large-scale failures.

Maintenance inspections allow professionals to inspect all parts of the air conditioning unit to make sure everything is in order. If something goes wrong, small fixes can prevent major problems later in the device's life cycle. Plus, these maintenance checks can actually help your air conditioner live longer.

If you are looking a fan motor replacement, please contact us.