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Old 09-18-2015, 04:14 PM   #1
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Not enough heat in living room. Too much heat in bathroom

We love our 2015 Flagstaff 8528IKWS but,we don't get enough heat into our living room while, the register in the bathroom gets so hot it burns your bare feet. The register at the top of stairs makes the bedroom too hot for comfortable sleeping. Anyone else have this problem? I believe that the Rockwood 8289WS is the same confirguaration.
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Had the same problem with our 2015 8528IKWS. Putting a rug over the bathroom heating floor register helped quite a bit. (And the bath needs a rug!!) We also replaced the Mach/Coleman analog thermostat with its digital equivalent. Is a simple change and is a wire for wire replacement. (No mods, an added switch to control the fan speed is not needed). The on/off differential with the analog thermostat made living either with heat or cooling plain uncomfortable. The on-off differential with the analog thermostat was 8 degrees. With the digital, 1-2 degrees. Try both solutions.
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:55 PM   #3
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I bought registers that close for both the register at the top of the stairs and the bathroom. The register in the bathroom got so hot that it warped/almost melted the plastic register so, I bought a metal one that closes. Having said all that, while at the FROG RALLY in Goshen I spoke to a Suburban tech about this problem and, he said that doing what I was doing would cause the frunace go to hi temp limit and shut down. That is what we experienced last winter. The Tech also said the the only thing that they tell FR is the the funace must three outlets. I'm thinking that the two registres in the living room run off from one hose and the other two are at the top of the stairs and in the bathroom. The one in the batroom is only about two feet from the furnace. This will be on my list for the FROG Rally next year in Goshen.
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Had the same problem with our 2015 8528IKWS. Putting a rug over the bathroom heating floor register helped quite a bit. (And the bath needs a rug!!) We also replaced the Mach/Coleman analog thermostat with its digital equivalent. Is a simple change and is a wire for wire replacement. (No mods, an added switch to control the fan speed is not needed). The on/off differential with the analog thermostat made living either with heat or cooling plain uncomfortable. The on-off differential with the analog thermostat was 8 degrees. With the digital, 1-2 degrees. Try both solutions.
I plan to change out the thrmostat soon.
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Changing the thermostat made a TREMENDOUS change. The analog slidewire is JUNK!
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Changing the thermostat made a TREMENDOUS change. The analog slidewire is JUNK!
I agree!
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Not enough heat in living room. Too much heat in bathroom

Have the same unit. First time I discovered that problem I changed out all the flex duct I could get to with residential duct. Also added duct louvers into the duct and balanced the whole system. Much better now. I'm in the HVAC business so was easy for me. Best advise for others without knowledge and access to tools and materials is to replace all vent registers with dampers and try adjusting the flow (CFM) so they are all the same. P.S. All four of my furnace outlets were being used.

Also removed the basement vent. There is enough heat down there radiating off the furnace.
Also, run your ceiling fan on low to push warm air down.
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Even with both the register at the top of the stairs and the bathroom closed there is still very little air (CFM) coming from the living room registers. Good to know that all four outlets were used on yours. I don't think they are on mine.
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I wish I had the expertise and the tools to work on the duct work. I'm an old Pneumatic guy.
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I wish I had the expertise and the tools to work on the duct work. I'm an old Pneumatic guy.

Ya, 4" pipe a too big for most pneumatic guys.....may as well be 48".....!!
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