Advice on Furnace
I need advice on selecting a furnace.
I finished out the loft above my barn for an in-law suite.
Approx. 500 sq ft (one bed, living room, bath).
Cathedral ceiling - 2x6 construction (r19 insulation) also same r value in
floors. I live in connecticut. Looking to heat with
LP forced air furance, as there is no nat gas in our area
and looking to keep costs/maint down versus heating oil system.
Scientific wild assed guess says I only need about 25,000 btus
for this space. Smallest furnace I can find for inexpensive cost
is 40k input x 80% afue = 32k output.
- Is this still oversized?
- Area will only be used a few months per year (visitng parent), so
looking to keep costs down.
- I can get a Dayton single stage furnace or for about $150 more
I can get a Goodman (Badman?) 2 stage. Thinking about the 2 stg
since the 40/32,000 btu may be too much for my area, at least a
2 stg. on the low stg. would keep longer cycles running.
Any feedback appreciated.
Also, how bad is a Goodman and how good/bad is a Dayton
forced air furn? Keep in mind this isn't for my main house, just
the part-time loft.
where do you live ? ill install it! Also Im not too big on eithier of those brands but I guess they'll work in this application.
Call a pro, have them do a load calc and give you recommendations.
in some countries they use the heat from farm animals to keep them warm...im not joking
as far as my in laws? that would be good enough
I dont warranty Tinkeritus
Just remember that some Goodman 2 stage won't allow a 2 stage stat. They will time to high after at most 15 minutes. So much for long run periods on low. That's the last furnace you want in an oversized situation!