I purchased a second house a few years ago and inherited two old oil furnaces and an oil hot water heater. I had hoped that I would have new systems installed by now but progress on the whole place has been slow.
The main heater is an Onedia Royal furnace with a belt driven blower. I have service contracts on all three -- The Onedia has needed it!
Two years ago my oil company replaced the blower motor with a 1/2 hp GE #4708. The service tech told me that the one he replaced was not the original motor. Last Sunday night when I went to the house I found that the motor had failed again
One interesting fact is that the service contracts do not cover any motor over 1/3hp -- so the last motor cost me $xxx.00 to replace. I did a quick check and the GE motor looks to be a rather basic and only worth about $xxx.00! I am a little concerned about having them install the same unit and having it fail when I am not at the house!
Is there a better bet for this application? I just spoke to the service department -- they are going to have someone call me. I wanted to know if I should go with a capacitor start or even one with ball bearings - the unit does run a lot and is always starting and stopping.
I tried to post a similar thread earlier but I don't see it??
Any suggestions for a more robust way to go?
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