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Best Replacement Heating System??

Sheri Member Posts: 2
Does direct-vent always mean using an outside wall? Sounds like a wall furnace is the right idea but the space available for it is on an interior wall and I don't think there is a choice about it.


  • Sheri
    Sheri Member Posts: 2
    Best Replacement Heating System??

    My old propane furnace died yesterday. My propane guy is perfectly willing to replace it with a duplicate model but...I was hoping to find a smaller unit to do the same job and he isn't offering up any suggestions. All I need is a propane heater with a blower to warm a small space (1000 sq. ft) that stays pretty warm as it is. I am imagining something wall mounted, maybe analogous to what an on-demand water heater looks like. Any ideas?
  • First do a heat-loss calculation

    to see how much heat you actually need. You can get the software by clicking on "Free Heat Loss Calcs" link at the upper left. Then use that to determine how big a unit you need.

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  • Joe Brix
    Joe Brix Member Posts: 626
    gas wall heaters

    Whatever you get, make sure it's direct vent. Look at Monitor and Cozy they have nice units.

  • Darin_3
    Darin_3 Member Posts: 27
    Wall Heaters

    Stay away from units that use an ECO switch as a safety. They can be EXTREMELY unreliable. your salesman should be familiar with what I mean. If he isn't, keep shopping.
  • JackFre
    JackFre Member Posts: 225
    go to www.ductlessheating.com

    Do your heat loss in the "heat selector" section. I would think the Rinnai 1004 will do the trick for you. Best technology and reliability in the catagory.
  • Joe Brix
    Joe Brix Member Posts: 626
    some wall heaters

    offer a top mounted flue. You vent up through the wall stud cavity and out the roof. Look at Empire heaters also.
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