I've been reading a number of threads in this forum and found some of my answers and must say it is a wealth of information.... thanks already.
I am in the midst of buying a new furnace/AC - midst meaning I have made a deposit and waiting for installation.
Here is my question....
my current furnace -
Keeprite 65,000 BTU with rated output of 49,000 - I assume it is likely lower as it is 20+ years old. This baby has kept us fairly toasty through all that mother nature has thrown at us.
new furnace -
Carrier ICS (MVC) modulating furnace with infinity control. 60,000 btu with humidifier. I don't think they make them any smaller.
Our house is a mid-80's build - 1600 sq ft or so (excluding basement).
So the sanity check is - does that sound like I am sized right? (I know, I know - do the calc). Just want some feedback. My logic is that my crappy 20+ year old 60K btu furnace has been keeping us warm, so a new efficient one (3 stage), should do just fine....
spending lots of $$$ so just want a sanity check that this is not too small... sales guy was talking originally about an 80.