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  1. #14
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    Confused

    Thanks everybody for the quick replies!

    To clarify, I am keeping my American Std furnace.

    I will need a new unit for the 2nd story addition. I am happy with the Amer Std that was put in. I was thinking of going with the Freedom 80 Two Stage with Variable DC motor.

    My thoughts were that since I have a 80 below and heat rises(so they tell me :-)) that an 80 would make sense. Plus from what I read, the variable motor really helps on the cooling side per Amer Std info.

    thanks again
    g-smitty

  2. #15
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    I would say, Go with your heart.
    never say never

  3. #16
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    Why not install a heat pump upstairs?

    They are quiet and already have A/C built in.
    Karst means cave. So, I search for caves.

  4. #17
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    Originally posted by karsthuntr
    Why not install a heat pump upstairs?

    They are quiet and already have A/C built in.
    We do several two story homes and about half the time we go with electric furnace upstairs because the real problem you most likely have is with cooling. The cost is cheaper than with a gas furnace and you only have a blower to make noise.

  5. #18
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    how much of a footprint does a heat pump take up for a small area of 850 sq ft

  6. #19
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    About the same footprint but maybe a little shorter. No gas line or vent to worry about.
    Karst means cave. So, I search for caves.

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