1400 sq ft new construction in your area shouldn't need a 2.5 ton single stage A/C let alone a 3 ton 2 stage. 2 tons should kill the place.
A basement won't add enough heating or cooling load to need a bigger A/C or furnace.
Originally Posted by BaldLoonie
Don't bother with a "16 SEER" A/C with the GMH. You sure won't get it. I wouldn't waste the money on the GMH. If you want comfort, got to the GMVC. Otherwise stay single stage.
45,000 Gmvc with comm stat. 2 ton 2 stage heat pump.
Originally Posted by 54regcab
A NEW 1400sqft house shouldn't need more than 50,000BTU heat just about anywhere in the continental US. If 50K wont keep a 1400sqft new house warm the insulator/air sealer failed miserably.
Doubt a 45 will ever see high stage.
Last edited by tedkidd; 10-06-2012 at 05:34 PM.
Which makes more sense to you? CONSERVATION - turning your thermostat back and being uncomfortable. Maybe saving 5-10% ENERGY EFFICIENCY - leaving your thermostat where everyone is comfortable. Saving 30-70%