Mobile home furnace

Old 11-10-17, 09:30 AM
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Mobile home furnace

Is there any way to upgrade a mobile home furnace, 1976 model, short of replacing the entire unit...? I'd like to get a higher heat output. Have tried adjusting the air intake flue, but still unsatisfactory. Can a new, different valve be installed....or is the furnace shrouding designed only for the heat put out by the present valve...? (Have changed the valve several times in the past years.) Thanx for any info........Charlie.
Old 11-10-17, 10:15 AM
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No.... there is NO way to "upgrade" an older furnace. It's time to replace it.
The furnace gets sized to the heat loss of the home and the size of the ductwork.
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I agree, still have the original Jalousie single pane windows?
Any mobile home I've dealt with that old only had about 2" of insulation in the walls,
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Charlie's MH is too new to have jalousie windows, probably doesn't have awning windows either. Most of the MHs around here from the mid 70's and newer have single pane windows. Typically a storm window although many have 2 windows [1mounted to the siding and the other to the drywall/paneling]

Some of the older MHs have smaller ductwork and I've been told it needs to be replaced because it's not big enough for a better heat system. If the exterior walls are 2x4s there should be R-11 in the walls.
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Thank you all for the info....Charlie.

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