As you can guess from our name, we at Pat’s Pump & Blower know a thing or two about industrial blowers. We understand that you rely on your blower to keep your operation running smoothly, and we want to help you keep this essential component in peak condition. The key to making sure your blower continues to operate correctly is to pay attention to its day-to-day functioning in order to spot potential problems before they can become serious. In this article, we’ll go over three indicators you can look for to determine if you need blower service.
- Insufficient Airflow. One indicator that you need blower service is decreased or inadequate airflow. If your blower is struggling to provide sufficient airflow for your needs, we encourage you to call our team at Pat’s Pump & Blower for a professional assessment. You could have a problem with your fan belt, couplings, check valve, or even ductwork.
- Unusual Vibrations. Another sign that you need blower service is unusual or excessive vibrations of the blower itself or the whole system. Strong vibrations can cause your components to wear out faster and lose efficiency. Like the one outlined above, this problem can also have multiple causes, including loose bolts or improper tension in your belt drive.
- Overheating. The third indicator of a blower problem that we at Pat’s Pump & Blower will cover here is overheating. If your blower is too hot to the touch, you are likely losing efficiency and lifespan, so it’s wise to get the problem checked out as soon as possible. This issue could be caused by dirty air filters, clogged air inlets, excessive oil in the gearbox, or a number of other causes, so we encourage you to reach out to our team to find out for sure.