When I got my new air conditioner, I was told the manual J heat need was 91k btu. My oversized heater puts out 114/78 btu. I've dropped some money on upgrading my returns and supplies in an attempt to get the 2000cfm that I apparently need for my the second stage furnace. The ducts are certainly better, but by no means do they meet this boards level of perfection.
I am thinking about trapping the furnace in first stage (rather than 1 stage 1 zone, >1 zones--second stage). I highly doubt i need the second stage.
Is this going to damage the furnace? Does it somehow need to be exercised in the higher stage (on the off chance we get a tremendous cold spell and I need the extra heat)?