I'm in the process of going to a geothermal system and I've got a problem. I have 2 proposals from contractors that seem to be at odds with each other.
The first contractor's heat analysis came up with a heat loss of 81400 BTU and proposed a 3 ton single stage system. The second has a heat loss of 67000 BTU and proposed a 2 stage 5 ton system.
After the analysis is done is it a simple matter of replacing the total BTU heat loss with the appropriate amount of heat pump BTUs be it from the groundwater system and/or kw heat?
If so, in the first example,with an 81400 BTU loss and a 36000 BTU heat pump am I going to die cold?
I'm at a loss so any explanation will be appreciated.