Furnace size and location
My conversion from all electric to gas continues.
Location: northeast Ohio, 1,700 sq feet and on a slab.
I'm looking at the Trane XV95 furnace and received two estimates over the weekend. Both companies estimated my heat loss at 55,000 btus. One said the 60,000 btu furnace was plenty big enough, the other said 80,000. Can I go wrong here?
Also, the closet where the new furnace will go is exactly 29.25 inches deep from the back wall to the closet bifold doors. As soon as a furnace guy sees this closet I've gotten various reactions from:
No problem, it will fit.
It will fit but I would have to line the backside of the closet doors with sheet metal.
No way, it won't fit.
From what I understand, the furnace is 28 inches deep. It has to be installed front to back. Sideways is not an option. Will a new furnace fit?
Your great advice and professional opinions are always appreciated.