I'm getting two Fanhandlers along with a few other things installed on my units. I was thinking about the Baldor motors they recommend to go with them but was unsure of the benefit or increased benefit. I currently have a RUUD model # UGPH?? 100,000 btu 80% furnace 10 EAMER. It's a 1/2 HP motor. It has low/med/med-high/high. That's all I really know about it.
My question is if the upgrade to the Baldor motor they suggest would be a feasible idea? My current motors are 6 years old and 9 years old. My Contractor says you can always add it later, which is OK, but if I can get a good reason to do it now, I will while he's here doing all the other work since he's also doing a system efficiency test among other things. Is there a way I can compare efficiencies of the two motors? I will be running two of these motors continously everyday for filtration. The Fanhandler website keeps referring about using "High quality motor" to save energy with the Fanhandler, but I don't know where my motor stands in this equation.
I called RUUD and they couldn't give me the motor's energy consumption. At least the tech assistance couldn't. They DID tell me it was 1/2 HP though.
[Edited by cissado on 03-14-2006 at 11:57 PM]