Have you been told you need a new draft inducer motor or draft inducer assembly? If you have, you most definitely need to replace it before your furnace will work again. The draft inducer assembly is a key component part to the furnace system. It is the fan that pulls the exhaust fumes and heat through the heat exchanger and forces it out the flue. Without the induced draft motor, your furnace will not run properly and can be a risk for carbon monoxide buildup.
When the induced draft assembly is made of steel or metals such as the one pictured above, they have a tendency to develop rust and wear out. Replacing the draft inducer motor and assembly is the only way your furnace will be operational again. Sometimes these repairs can be pricy.
How much can I expect to pay to replace my draft inducer assembly?
Depending on the model and the manufacturer, expect to pay between $500 and $800 for residential gas furnaces. Some name brands tend to be on the higher priced end while others use universal replacement motors and assemblies from Fasco and others and can cost on the lower end. Check with your local HVAC repairman to get a quote on the cost to replace your draft inducer assembly.
If you are in the Raleigh North Carolina Area, give us a call for a second opinion or a competitive quote.
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Have you considered adding a zone system?
If you are living in a two story home with a single heating and cooling system with the thermostat downstairs, I be you are experiencing temperature differences of about 5-8 degrees between the upstairs and the downstairs rooms. A zone system may just be your solution. And with new products on the market from all the major thermostat manufacturers, it is getting easier every day. The new WiFi thermostats mean you do not have to run wires through existing walls. The zone board can be connected to a WiFi transmitter right near the equipment and then you can mount the thermostats in just about any room you would want. Now the upstairs can be controlled independently from the downstairs so there is not more running up and down the stairs to adjust the temperatures.
Below is the Honeywell RedLink WiFi zone system.
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