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Which btu capacity for a 3800sqft area?

Post created: 2012-12-12 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 193

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On 2012-12-12 JB wrote:

First, there are a lot of issues that could affect the ability of a furnace to heat a house. For example what is the thermal capacity of the furniture, rugs, walls, insulation, and etc. to hold heat? Are the rooms large or small? How well insulated is the home and what is the average outside winter temperature?

These and other issues will effect what size furnace you need, which is why you should have a trained HVAC tech come and do a Manual J calculation.

That said, the following link offers a simple chart for creating a broad estimate: http://www.mrheater.com/upload/10-27-08%20MH%202008%20NT%20Heat%20Guide.pdf.

This site provides a very thorough chart to estimate the BTU need and incorporates insulation and type of floors as variables.


On 2012-12-12 GDS wrote:

hey thanks JB. will go to mrheater site.


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