By Bill from Los Gatos, CA on January 2, 2015
Does this furnace come with a fan?
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By Gabriel from San Jose, CA on October 28, 2014
Will this unit work for a 1,290 square foot modular home? Can this work with the ducts that are under the house?
By Chris C. on October 28, 2014
Answer:This furnace is capable of providing heat to two rooms adjacent to one another, but it is not capable of connecting to the existing ducting beneath the house.
By Kim from Santa Monica, CA on December 7, 2013
We live in a condo and our heating unit leaked gas and is not replaceable. We need to buy a heater that heats 2 rooms and we don't understand the difference between propane or gas heat. Can we put this heater in our wall anywhere? Who installs it? Can someone come to our house to help us?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 9, 2013
Answer:This heat is indeed designed to be installed between rooms in a standard 2 x 4 wall. There are versions of the heater for both natural gas and propane. Natural gas is commonly available from local municipalities and is piped to your house, while propane is typical in rural locations and is stored in an above or below ground tank. A local plumber would need to complete the installation of the heater.
By Betty Herod from Mountain City, TN on December 18, 2012
I have a modular home with an electric furnace. Will this model heat a 1700 square foot modular home that has heat ducts?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 18, 2012
Answer:This unit would fall short of being able to heat a 1,700 square foot home, as it does not have the BTU capacity and is not a forced air style of furnace. We do have models of furnaces that are capable of producing the BTU output you seek, but they are free-standing models that do not tie into your existing duct work. As such, they would not be a good option for heating your entire home.
You would be best to replace the electric furnace with an equivalent model or to replace it with a forced air gas furnace.
By Marja from Hesperus, CO on January 16, 2013
Presently, we have a dual-room heater that is vented through the ceiling in a pipe that goes out through the attic and out the roof. It heats the Master bedroom and the adjoining bath through a lower vent-only in the bath. It sticks out only in the bedroom, which is very nice. We are interested in the GWT50 because it requires no electricity, but can this heater be used with the exiting pipe for venting? And will the heat permeate the room without a blower? The blower in the heater we have now makes a tremendous noise.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 16, 2013
Answer:You may indeed be able to use the existing vent pipe for your current heater, but this will depend on the diameter. This heater require a 4 inch type BW (oval) vent, which is common for many dual-room type heaters. If your current unit has this type of vent, it can be used again.
While gravity vented heaters are less effective than forced air types, this unit would definitely be sufficient to heat a bedroom and bathroom, without the use of an accessory fan. I would only recommend installing a fan if additional areas will rely on this unit as well.
By Darlene from Nova Scotia on August 16, 2012
Can it be installed on an inside wall and used separately one room at a time or does it heat two rooms at the same time? Does it fit inside the wall?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 16, 2012
Answer:This unit can indeed be installed on an inside wall, but it cannot be used to heat only one room at a time. The fully open design will provide heat to both rooms simultaneously.
The unit fits partially within the wall. A rectangular opening will need to be framed into the wall between the rooms and this will contain the combustion chamber portion of the unit. However, the casing of the furnace will protrude from either side of the wall by several inches.
By Reggie from Bremond, TX on November 12, 2013
If you buy 2 blowers do they run off of the same thermostat, or do you need one for each blower?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 12, 2013
Answer:If dual fans are used, they will operate off of their own independent thermostatic sensors.