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Hello, if it is a simple 2 or 3 speed blower motor it should retail for around $200 and be replaceable for $250 in labor... for $450 it would be worth the repair..... at $1,000 it becomes a bit more dicy.
Do you know if the existing blower motor is variable speed (ramps up slowly and is very quiet) or the old style, a lot louder.?
Regarding going to a new high efficiency furnace, that will pay off in some colder climates, in moderate climates or warm climates where the furnace does not run as much, the high efficiency furnaces can cost more to keep in repairs than you save in fuel.
There are other factors as well, tell me which climate zone you are in, we can go from there.
If you can give me the model number of the existing York furnace I can look it up for you. its on a tag in the same compartment as the gas valve.
The tag will have the furnace BTU rating and serial number as well, but all I need is the model number
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The serial number on the inside unit is not useful, no serial numbers are useful in this case.
There is no point in getting hung up it if you do not have the furnace model number, get a quote from your repair man on replacing the blower motor, if its under $500 do it.... if its over $1,000 get back to me and we can discuss a range of options, including new equipment selection and assistance with negotiating the installation.
Meantime tell me if you need to keep costs at rock bottom or if you want to upgrade to a new system... there are many options depending on your needs for quietness, and better humidity control in the summer. Costs can range from $5,500 to $8,700 approx.
Stay in touch, tell me what the technician tells you. We can go from there.
Ask the tech to tell you if the blower motor is a "PSC" or a "variable speed" type in detail