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10-25-2005, 10:01 AM
I have a 1300 Square Foot home with good air tight windows and decent insulation and I live in Michigan. Would a American Standard 56,000 BTU Freedom 90 single stage gas furnace be adaquate for this home? Thanks
10-25-2005, 10:06 AM
No one can answer that question without being there.
Click on the RED tag above and do a Load / Loss calc.
10-25-2005, 10:30 AM
I would say if you are in SE Mi you will be ok. Who is intalling the furnace for you?
10-25-2005, 10:44 AM
It is being installed by a local HVAC contractor. The BTU's seemed to be a bit low but he assured me that it would be fine. Thanks
10-25-2005, 10:51 AM
It does blow most people away when you find out how little gas it really takes.
It is the biggest objection that HO have and need to be advised of.
10-25-2005, 10:53 AM
If he is a legitimate contractor then don't worry about it. If it doesn't heat the home warm enough tell him to come take it back out and install a bigger one on his nickel. If you are using sideline Joe then yeah I would be worried.
10-25-2005, 10:58 AM
No, not sideline Joe. In fact the company has been around for over 40 years.
10-25-2005, 11:01 AM
That is good. I kind of expected that since American Standard won't let their equipment out to just anyone. Some manufs still have ethics.
Now then why don't you want a two stage heating furnace?
What kind of air filtering system will you be upgrading to to protect your investment?
10-25-2005, 11:13 AM
Trion Air Bear filter. Actually, he tried to talk me into the two stage but I just went for the single stage for mainly cost purposes.
10-26-2005, 01:42 AM
Nice filter, but I would opt to go with the two stage for comfort.
Do your own load calc here (http://hvaccomputer.com/talkref.asp).
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