Originally Posted by 92sb4x4oh
OK, I have a single story 1,100 square foot house. It has central heat and air but I would like some information on the current furnace in the house is a Ruud Silhouette II gas and the model number is UGPH-07EAUER. I would like to know how old this furnace is and what the BTU of it would be. How efficient is this furnace and how safe are they installed into a closet. Also, the house sits on a crawl space and all duct work is ran in the ceilings. In the winter time the floors stay cold and if you have a pair of shoes sitting on the carpet overnight the insides will be cold when you put them on in the morning. I believe this is cause by two items. The first being the heat ducts are either in the ceiling or in the walls about 8 to 9 feet from the floor and since heat rises nothing is getting to the floor area. The second reason would be that the crawl space is not insulated at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
If your home is insulated good then your furnace is large enough. Your furnace is 70,000 BTU. 80% Eff. i think.
Are the ducks in the attic insulated good?
How deep is your crawl hole?
You should have foam insulation on your blocks walls in the crawl space, and make sure your vents are closed in the winter.
Is your crawl space wet or dry. Do you have plastic on the ground?
Would it be possible to run a duct down through a closet to dump a little heat in the crawl space.
Any time you have a over head heating system it's a good idea to have a slow ceiling fan driving the heat down to the floor.
Can you get me your serial no. usually the date is in this no.