Furnace repair or replacement

Old 10-15-13, 11:09 AM
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Furnace repair or replacement

I would like to get your thoughts on this.

I have a Bryant furnace, built late 91, installed 92 at this home I just bought. The inducer fan seems to be going, as it is vibrating violently when it is on. The assembly is about $289 for part only and I can install it myself. The furnace still runs for now.

I am debating whether to get a new furnace or buy the replacement part, as who knows which and when will be the next part be going bad.

Your thoughts?

Thanks in advance
Old 10-15-13, 11:53 AM
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Twenty years is about the useful life of a forced air furnace. I would suggest that a new furnace is a wiser investment than repairing the old. Be sure that you do not oversize the new furnace if you have done any energy improvements on the house. You may also want to look at the high-performance (90+% AFUE) furnaces as being more cost effective.
Old 10-15-13, 05:13 PM
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Personally I'd replace the inducer motor.

I believe in replacing a furnace for better reasons than that it is twenty years old, such as an unsafe heat5 exchanger.

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