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Hello I am Norman, I will do my absolute best to assist you today. Please remember not to leave feedback for me until we have reached a resolution.
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Great. Can you tell me a little about your current furnace. The model number or the btu's
not right now i cant. its at the house im moving into and im at home right now. sorry.
i can make a call over there and see if someone is still there if you can gimme a minute
Ok I understand and that would be great. Before we get started, of course, I have to say that I recommend all work to be performed by a licensed hvac contractor and electrician.
my neighbor is licensed but hes out of town for a couple of weeks and i cant get ahold of him. i was hoping to buy the furnace so he's ready to help me when he gets back
i was going to get most of the rough stuff done first like removing the old furnace
i just always assumed they went by sqaure footage to determine what size furnace i would need
and am basically relying on yur proffessinalism to recommend a good brand name and model
To size heating a heat loss calculation is required. Your neighbor should be able to help you with completing this. I have a heat loss worksheet that will get you started. It is very simple to follow and you only need to use the heating side to size your furnace.
CLICK HERE for Manual J calcualtor
Well that was a typo, ha ha Calculator.
After running this calculation you will know the rough heating loss of your house. Once that is complete you can compare the existing furnace to the results and select the size based on the two.
looks a little confusing but i think i can figure it out. is this all i need to help me decide size of furnace?
Yes, if you neighbor is a contractor he should have the software to run this load himself. He can get better detailed and tell the calculation what area you live in. That will change the results.
so any recommendation for brand. i cant remember for sure, but i think the existing is a janitrol
Do yo know if the current furnace has a metal vent or a pvc exhaust vent?
metal. but we're going to change that to pvc
with the new furnace
Ok great. That means you can purchase a 90% efficient gas furnace.
Janitrol is made by Goodman. Here is the link to the goodman furnace page - CLICK HERE
You want to look at the 93 or 95% furnaces
A variable speed furnace is nice but can reek havoc on your electric bill if you have holes in your duct work. It gets the air it needs from somewhere regardless of the duct system. It pulls and pulls until it's happy.
okalee dokalee. i think i can take it from here. i appreciate everything thanks
I recommend the GMH95 - CLICK HERE at my company.
Its efficient and multi speed
not to mention two stage.
thats the one i was just lookin at.
Its more affordable and reliable. We sell a majority of those.
also has the lifetime heat exchanger warranty.
Did you happen to have any further questions for me today?
no i think i got it. youve been great thanks. i didnt really expect anyone to answer on a sunday. so double thanks for that. have happy easter and take care