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My furnace keeps blowing fuses. My house is 50 years old and

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My furnace keeps blowing fuses. My house is 50 years old and the furnace is about 30 yrs old. I bought it (house) 4 yrs ago and had central air put in as part of the purchase price. I am pretty sure that I had the blower motor replaced (wintertime) and now when I try to put in either 25 or 30 fuse it just had a little explosion. Before, I would shut off the whole breaker...put in the fuse and then turn on the breaker. Then it (central air) would work for maybe 1/2 a day then shut off again. Farmer's union charged me $102.00 to change the fuse about 10 days ago and it's already out again. The small electrical storm is scaring me so I don't want to try to keep shoving fuses in but we are roasting and I can't keep paying to get it "fixed". I just had my house weatherized (by state as I am low income) and the man said that the furnace was working fine. This was in early june. Do I need to get new furnace? Is my CA too new for it? Is there something I can do to fix it or will I continue to have problems in the winter? It is a propane furnace but my CA is electric or so I am told. I can get more information when I get off work about the type and what not.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 7 years ago.
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My suggestion would be to install a new furnace. Putting more money into a 30 year old unit is probably not cost effective not to mention the new furnace will save you money in the long run.

Expert:  Rick replied 7 years ago.
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