This winter I decided to leave my blower on all the time. It really helped regulate the temp in the house. I was shocked when I got my electric bill today. I went out and bought an amp clamp from Menards and started taking readings. I pulled the furnace fan switch electrical cover off and took a reading on the switch wire there with the clamp. 9.1 Amps just running the motor?? I have a 2500SQFT home. The sticker on the inside of the HEIL unit says 12amps MAX Model: NTG3125KJA5 125,000 BTU
Does 9.1 amps sound right just running the blower? I did the math and that costs me aronud 66 bucks per month! My friends have told me they run their fan and didn't notice much of a spike.
I am also wondering if I can buy a different motor that doesnt use so much juice. The measurement was taken with this tool:
Any help would be appreciated!