I currently have a 20 year old Carrier Gas Forced Air furnace model number
58GP125-3 It says the INPUT is 125,100 BTU but the output field on the
label is blank.
An HVAC company wants to replace this with a Carrier model 58STA110. He
says this will result in the same or greater output as my unit. Is he
A larger unit will lead to shorter cycles and maybe uneven heat, I cut
my btu 55% on a new unit and finally the house heats evenly. If your
unit just heats on the coldest days of the year it is probably sized
ok, but oversizing is common, also bigger units cost more, more
profit, get a pro that does a load calculation or dont let him in the
Is that your final answer??? or do you maybe think you should find out WHERE
he is located. 90+ is great for places where they have 9 months of winter
sports.....OTOH, down here on the Gulf Coast, you need to think 9 months of
cooling and where can I get a small enough furnace to heat with a big enough
blower drive for the A/C.
Heat Pump, Heat Pump, Heat Pump
Dual Fuel, Dual Fuel, Dual Fuel
Where's the OP located?
What's the cost of utilities in their area?
There's a lot of information to be gathered before one could possibly
recommend which would be cheaper to operate in their area.
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