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  1. #1
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    btu- how do i know how many i need for a 1600 sq ft house

  2. #2
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    Have bidding contractors do load calculation on the home. Should be standard opps. in bidding process.
    Some people swear by me and some at me

  3. #3
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    i have a 100 000 btu now but they are saying 7500 without doing a calc should i belive them?

  4. #4
    It is possible for you to make this determination yourself. If you are willing to invest a little time and a few dollars into it. You can do your own heatloss eval, and feel better about the size of equipment going into your home.

  5. #5
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    they can't tell you for shure without a load calc. they are quessing.
    Some people swear by me and some at me

  6. #6
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    how do i do this myself?

  7. #7
    There is a Loadcalc software available that will allow you to do one home , for a fraction of the price that a contractor pays for the version that he can do an unlimited amount of homes with.

    I need to get some sleep. there is a link to a good program at the top of the page, it is in red, a lot of use it, it is easy to use and gets accurate results.

    [Edited by gruvn on 10-02-2005 at 10:45 PM]

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