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How to Tell if Your Furnace Motor Is Overheating

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Generally speaking, your furnace was built to withstand. They’re hardy, sound machines that require little in the way of repair (provided they are properly maintained!). Bearing that in mind, eventually, all furnaces will encounter an issue every now and then. It’s inevitable, and all you can really do is know who to call, and what you’re looking for.

Noticing some odd sounds coming from your furnace? Poor air flow? Or maybe your furnace regularly kicks off when it shouldn’t! The problem could lie with an overheating blower motor. This issue is a fairly common one where repairs are concerned, and knowing the signs might help you out in the future!

The experts at Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning carry years of experience, offering the absolute best in diagnostics, repair, maintenance, and replacement. If you’re looking for furnace services in St. Louis that are guaranteed to meet your needs, contact us today online!


The blower motor is responsible for the process of cycling air from your furnace, to the vents throughout your home. This component can be seen by use of the blower access panel usually located on the side of your unit. We do not recommend you go looking for the blower motor. There are electrical components and sharp parts in your system, and poking around can be very hazardous to your health!

Signs of an Overheating Blower Motor

Your blower motor can give you some very clear signs of overheating, including:

What Causes Overheating?

The initial cause of an overheat can be pretty diverse. Common issues include:

Furnace Services in St. Louis with Jerry Kelly

Don’t allow your furnace to become a source of stress! If you suspect your blower motor is overheating, or any other aspect of your HVAC system is acting in a way it shouldn’t, call on our experts today! We provide the absolute best furnace services in St. Louis, and we guarantee your satisfaction!

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