Original Coleman furnace fading fast, now 35 years old. Have had back draft down chimney of CO. In Chinook country with lots of temp. swings. and even put one of those fancy caps on chimney with some help
House originally 1000 ft sq 4 level split with all 4 levels developed as dug down on 4th level when built. Over years added extensions on main floor (kitchen level) only with no full basements below (crawl area) and added duct work so now total 1350 ft sq. Do not need air conditioning.
Would appreciate suggestions on type and size. If need to do calculation where do i find calculator?
call arpi's industries for an estimate.
Hey neighbor (Red Deer)
If you can afford it, get 2 stage furnace with Variable speed blower...i got mine last fall, and well worth the extra $$$ (for comfort).
For sure look at 90%+ efficiency.
AC = not worth it in our climate.
I lived in Calgary for 20+ years and A/C comes there everytime the sun goes down in summer -- temp drops 15 degrees in 9 minutes! NOT needed!
But a VS 2-stage furnace will give you supreme comfort in heating season and in those in-between times, like in a June snowfall, when you need very low heat for a few hours till it melts... ;-)
Please send some here now... it's dryer than a popcorn fart going on 39 days now, with 10 straight days of 95+ August weather in June!
Brand & Model ?
So what are the recommended brands/models for VS 2stage?
A good Technncian from a reputable compsny would be sble to help you out best to answer your questions, but heres some info to get you started (hopefully the links work):
There are more brands than this, but these are ones I have heard of.
Your yellow pages will have the companies who do this work, or ask someone you know who recently had a new furnace installed. According to most of the pros here, the install is more importsant to a ggod system than the brand (though some are brand biased. Then again, who isn't(ie; chevy vs ford))
p.s. Good time of year to look into this, rather than when its -40 with icicles hanging off your nose.
For your hard winter climate, you will be doing yourself a disservice if you don't look at the Rheem Modulating furnace with variable speed blower. This furnace truly moves up and down in output as the heating demands of your home changes. Must be equipped with correct Mod thermostat.