My RUUD motor in the attic is using 3 or 3,5 amps at the low speed when my installer gauged it last winter. He installed a Fanhandler adjustable speed devise on it. I was going to switch out the motor for a Baldor motor but he had a hard time doing it because of the way RUUD was assembled, so we scrapped the idea.
I asked already if it was at all possible and the reply, to be short, was yes but it had to be done a certain way.
My question is, if I DO replace the motor to a Baldor HE motor, would I be able to get the elctric usage down a lot? I run the unit 24/7 as long as possible. I do not run it during the summer though.
My furnace is 100k btu with a 2.5 ton AC in NJ.
Even at 3.5 amps, it seems expensive to run that motor. I'm hoping to get a better one with the Baldor and save some money monthly as well. My electric rate is App. .15 kwh