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  1. #1
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    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

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    No one can answer that question without being there.

    Click on the RED tag above and do a Load / Loss calc.

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    I would say if you are in SE Mi you will be ok. Who is intalling the furnace for you?

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    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

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    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.

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    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.
    "And remember my sentimental friend......that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others" - Wizard of Oz.

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    No, not sideline Joe. In fact the company has been around for over 40 years.

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    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?
    "And remember my sentimental friend......that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others" - Wizard of Oz.

  9. #9
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    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.

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    Nice filter, but I would opt to go with the two stage for comfort.

    Do your own load calc here.

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