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Old 08-23-2016, 08:34 PM   #1
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Heater upgrade.

I have a 2016 368rlbhk. The unit came with a 35k btu furnace from the factory that seemed to be insufficient in moderately cold northern WI spring weather. Would swapping out the 35k unit for a 42k btu unit make a significant difference? I plan to add some additional insulation in the basement as well. Maybe even swap the cheap corrugated ducting for hard ducts. But for about $200 after resale of the old furnace I could upgrade to a 42k unit. I am looking forward to your thoughts and insight.
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Will it even fit in the same area?


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Old 08-23-2016, 09:12 PM   #3
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Same exact dimensions.
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:27 PM   #4
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Have you felt around the outside of the ducting with furnace running?
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I have a 2016 368rlbhk. The unit came with a 35k btu furnace from the factory that seemed to be insufficient in moderately cold northern WI spring weather. Would swapping out the 35k unit for a 42k btu unit make a significant difference? I plan to add some additional insulation in the basement as well. Maybe even swap the cheap corrugated ducting for hard ducts. But for about $200 after resale of the old furnace I could upgrade to a 42k unit. I am looking forward to your thoughts and insight.
I would estimate a 20% improvement. That would be 42/35. Yes, I am a rocket engineer.
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Tony, that was my best guess as well.
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Before you go to the trouble, have you made sure all your vents/ducts are fully clear and you're pushing a good amount of air?

There are many threads here of folks complaining they aren't getting heat from their vents. Turns out their vents are twisted or crimped.
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