My husband and I are looking to convert our heating sytem from oil to natural gas. We live in CT and Southern CT Gas will bring the line from the street directly to our house, they said it will take about a day with a backhoe to install a 2 feet deep and 2 feet wide trench and install the line and meter. Our home is roughly 1300 square feet of living space and a 975 square foot basement (unfurnished and not heated). In the summer we open up our seasoned porched which adds an additional 120 square feet of space (but not heated). Only 2 of us live in the house, with occasional sleep overs in on the weekends. So my question is, one licensed HVAC heating plummer said he wants to install a 130,000 BTU Burnham furnance 84% energy efficient and a 40,000 BTU gas water heater and new chimney liner. Because our basement is open space he doesn't believe we need a "fan in the can", only if the town inspector requires it.
I was wondering with all your experiences if any of you think this sounds correct, I thought 130,000 BTU is rather large for such a small house. And would you recommend a Burnhnam or a Weil Mclain gas furnance?