How to beautify a Monterey Home furnace?


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Old 12-07-13, 10:59 PM
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How to beautify a Monterey Home furnace?

Hi, I live in a small apartment with a 1990s style Monterey Home furnace, by Williams company.

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My problem is the thing is ugly and full of dust. I try and keep it clean, but soon enough it's dirty again. I'd like to frame a wall around it and put some kind of metal screen for the heat to pass through, do you guys think this is a safe and efficient idea?

I'm also open other ideas… to make this beast less ugly.


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Old 12-08-13, 02:37 AM
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There isn't too much you can do with that unit. It is what it is.

I'm not sure how a metal screen in front of it wont get dusty like the unit gets now ?
 
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Old 12-08-13, 09:29 AM
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Only the bottom panel collects dust, so if you have a good filter in place the top half should remain reasonably clean. Replace the filter every 30 days. I would not alter the furnace at all, unless you wanted to replace it.
 
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Where would you install a filter on this unit?
 
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Measure the intake vent and see if you can buy a filter about that size. Place the filter over the intake and secure with a strong tape. Maybe metal tape. You might be able to rig something with magnets.
 
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I don't think I would advise this, I'm sure the dust he speaks of is on the entire panel. Remember this is not a counterflo with a blower.
 
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Thanks guys.

The front panel opens, so I will check and see about a filter. I have lived in this apartment almost two years, and nobody has changed the filter to my knowledge.

Also, I think the front panels can be removed, so I might do that and wash thoroughly. Maybe if I do this and actually maintain, it will look cleaner?
 
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This furnace is not designed to accept a filter.
 
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Do you have any maintenance suggestions?
 
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Remove the cover and wash it. You might call your gas co and have them check it out. They will clean the pilot and burner if needed I suspect. The danger with removing the cover is leaving a hot heat exchanger exposed to someone who may accidentally touch it before you replace the cover.
 
 

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