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Old 03-09-2011, 04:36 PM   #1
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Hello and thanks.

Here is a quick scenario of what we are trying to accomplish.
The downstairs of our home consists of approx. 850 SF which is 2 bedrooms, a den, a bath and laundry.

I am looking to have a furnace installed in the 5 foot crawlspace below this area and have been told by multiple people that really anything we put in will be overkill for the area. That being said, we are not interested in electric, hydronic, baseboard, heat etc.

We also have no feasible way of running from the upstairs furnace and have decided on 2 seperate units.

Live in Newport Beach, CA where the winters are mid 40's on a bad day.

My question is what is the smallest sized central heat furnace on the market we should consider? Right now I think York has a 45k 2 ton, I am wondering if there might be something a bit less powerful.

Many of the manufacturers do not have all the specs on their website and point you to a local shop for answers.

Thanks for any ideas / suggestions.

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York's smallest is 40,000 BTUs. I think Carrier has a 40,000 that is 2 stage. So that would be about 26 or 28,000 in first stage heat.

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If I go 2 stage, is there a way to eliminate the 2nd stage and just have it blowing on the lowest setting all the time.?

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You don't need to eliminate the 2nd stage, the furnace should do it for you, if the demand is not there.

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If I go 2 stage, is there a way to eliminate the 2nd stage and just have it blowing on the lowest setting all the time.?

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Just don't connect the wire for second stage to the thermostat, but still and tell it that second stage is controlled by the thermostat. that way it will never get a call for second stage.

If you set it up to use the onboard timer, it could run long enough to time to second stage.
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