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Old 01-07-2018, 11:46 PM   #1
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Heating System Filters 36CKTS

I know the air conditioning filters are in the ceiling roof inlets. But where are the heating system filters? Do I unscrew the big inlet by the refrigerator?

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There are no filters on the heating side on our 33IK. I donít think you need them as the air is not being returned thru small vents on the cooling coils like on the ac side.

Squirrel cage fan blowing heated air....nothing small to get clogged with dust plus heat burns it off. Ever notice the smell the first time you use the heater for the season..
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I would think there would be some type of filter, if just to prevent dirt and junk from being blown through the ducts and RV.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:19 AM   #4
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Heating System Filters 36CKTS

Dalford is correct no filters on this style furnace.

There already is junk in the ducts, been cleaning sawdust and wood chips for 3 years
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I would think there would be some type of filter, if just to prevent dirt and junk from being blown through the ducts and RV.
If you have ,Dogs/Cats/Kids,and place a Filter in front of your Return Air Grill,two things will happen, Reduced Air Flow and Dirty Filter! Youroo!!
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I added a filter to keep the mosquitos out. Velcro tape and some glue. Refrigerator vents are wide open to outside with no screen. Sabre 33rets.
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:08 PM   #7
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I too wanted to place a filter on the air return of the furnace. Our return grill is directly under the corner refrigerator compartment, with the left side bordering on the kitchen sink area and the right bordering on the storage area for the oven. I could not reach far enough through the grill to be able seal the entire void. With all of those openings and air leaks I didn't think it would be worth the time to place a filter behind the grill. Fortunately, as we live in Florida and pretty much never camp in the winter, the furnace doesn't see much use. Unfortunately the fan will eventually collect enough dirt to cause performance issues and will have to be dealt with.
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These units are for "camping", not full time residence. Unfortunately, we all buy them expecting more.
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Since we have dogs, we generate quite a bit of fuzzy dander that I was afraid would eventually build up somewhere in the heating system. Our return intake is behind a wooden louvre beneath the refrigerator. I checked the installation manual for the furnace to make sure there was enough cross sectional area for intake of the specified volume of air. The existing opening was like 130% bigger than required, so I did not hesitate to partially block the air flow with a good quality filter. Luckily, a standard 12" x 24" pleated paper filter fits the opening perfectly. I was able to remove the louvre assembly, and fasten a filter behind it with bungee cord. Works like a charm, and it is unbelievable how much stuff it catches. We seldom need the heater, but the filters are pretty cheap, so I change them every heating season whether they really need it or not.
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I added a filter to keep the mosquitos out. Velcro tape and some glue. Refrigerator vents are wide open to outside with no screen. Sabre 33rets.
You're talking about screens on the outside, right? The OP is asking about a filter on the inside to "strain" dirt, etc., out of the inside air which is sucked into the furnace, heated and blown back out into the inside of their units.
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I bought a piece of filter material at Lowes. It is quite coarse and will only stop large particles like dog hair and such. I cut it to fit behind the air return grill. Figured it wouldnít hurt anything and might even keep the furnace a little cleaner.
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