Single, 2 stage, vs variable speed furnace
I need some help from someone with experience out there please.
I am deciding on a new furnace/refrigerated AC system for my house.
1220 Square feet total need heated and cooled via _one_ main duct that is connected to 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, the living room and the kitchen. The furnace is located in the "middle" of the house between the 3 bedrooms with the return air located directly underneath the furnace.
I was told that I would probably NOT be happy with a variable speed furnace because it wouldn't distribute the heat well out to the walls of my house. Does this make any sense to those of you out there that know more about this stuff than I do? I think the main concern here was that on a lower setting there wouldn't be enough force to spread the heat out before it returns to the furnace.
To make a longer story shorter [I hope!], the main reason I wanted a variable speed furnace was for the reduced noise it offers. I have very sensitive hearing and a very [IMO at least] quiet furnace currently [although it is 37 years old].
If you have any comments at all, please don't hesitate to comment!
Many thanks in advance,