Ideas for A Low Bugdet Furnace

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Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:36 pm

Hi, I am in a 70 x 14 wide mobile home built in 1980. I am using a kerosene furnace that is probably the original that came with the home. That would make it close to 40 years old! It is forced hot air, meaning the heat is blown through ductwork that runs under the floor. It stopped working some time this afternoon, and this is the third (maybe fourth) time this winter it has gone out.

I'm thinking it's time for a new furnace. I'd like to switch to propane. However I am on a low budget, and not sure what the best option would be. I've looked in my local craigslist and there are a couple of Miller Propane Vented Wall units for sale but those don't heat through the ductwork. Wouldn't that leave the floor awfully cold?

New propane furnaces at Home Depot are running $2000, not including installation. I'm hoping for half that price, including installation.

Any and all ideas and input gratefully accepted. TIA


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