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Items needed to do this job.
$24 Interface X10 To Dry Contact or Low Voltage Inputs
$12 X10 Appliance Module
Priced at smarthome.com
2 conductor wire
MultiTester (or the oweners manual for your thermostat)
Remove the theromstat from the wall. Find the contact that closes on your thermostat when the heat (or AC) comes on. You can use a multitester to test continuity. Attach the wires from the thermostat to the contact closure module. Set the device code and plug it in. Plug the blower into the appliance module, set the same code and plug it in. If you have problems there are a lot of X-10 troubleshooting guide in the web.
There is usually a safe way to solve these kinds of problems, sometimes you just need to look a little deeper.