What is the wattage usage for the fan motor when in just in 'Fan' mode for a model G23Q3-100-6? Full speed I calculate 575 watts but I think when just in 'Fan' mode I think it runs at a lower rpm.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: For the past 10 years I have usually kept the unit in this mode year around to improve the comfort in our multi-level home thinking it was saving money. In August I turned the fan motor off since we have had some nice seasonal weather that did not require that need, plus the noise is a lot lower. With that we have had a huge reduction in our energy reduction. So I wanted to figure out if this was the root cause and after 16 years of use is my blower motor becoming inefficient.
JA: Did you double-check the thermostat? And what about the unit's filters?
Customer: Also are there updates for improved performance for this model that I need to perform?
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: What would you like me to check the thermostat for? I use two reusable furnace filters
that get cleaned and switched at least once a month. In winter months I usually change more frequently due to pet dander and enclosed family living.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I would like to perform the work myself.