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Old 07-17-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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I know my blower/motor setup needs to be changed. I have a 30 year old furnace. Should I just replace the blower/motor and then later replace the furnace? If so, will the new blower I get now be compatible with a new furnace?

Or should I just replace the entire furnace, blower, etc all at once?

I'd hate to spend a few hundred on the blower then in a few years need to spend money on a new furnace which is not compatible with the new blower.

The AC unit is new and retrofitted and sits on top of the furnace.

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Old 07-17-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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Assuming you're talking about standard home heating equipment, then a new furnace will come with a new blower, so any money you spend on your current furnace would be a waste.

Have you had the furnace inspected by a professional? There's a better than average chance that a 30 year old furnace would have quite a few other issues as well.

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Old 07-17-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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Have you had the furnace inspected by a professional? There's a better than average chance that a 30 year old furnace would have quite a few other issues as well.
A couple of years ago, yes. He said that it looked and tested well at the time and I could get 3-5 more years out of it. It's getting to be about that time...
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If you got the loot,go for new.
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you might spend some $$ to get the latest health check up from a pro and make your decision about buying new vs. repair.

my replacement blower only cost $140 bucks (and I replaced it) so it was a no brainer for me.
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you might spend some $$ to get the latest health check up from a pro and make your decision about buying new vs. repair.

my replacement blower only cost $140 bucks (and I replaced it) so it was a no brainer for me.
replacement blower motor? blower wheel only? Or entire blower housing complete with wheel and motor?
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replacement blower motor? blower wheel only? Or entire blower housing complete with wheel and motor?
sorry, I should have been more clear. I replaced the blower motor and a capacitor

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