ECM Motors, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

ECM motors are very popular amongst the HVAC sales force these days and while they certainly have some impressive features, be sure you understand what your getting into.

THE GOOD

  • ECM motors are incredibly efficient in their use of energy, top rated with no doubt.
  • ECM motors are very quiet and frankly are almost silent in their operations.

THE BAD

  • While top rated in energy usage, the margins between first and second are slim.
  • PSC motors have come along way and are significantly cheaper component of the HVAC system

THE UGLY

  • ECM motors are incredibly expensive to replace, as much as $1600 in some circimstances.

 

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