Let’s start with the obvious: every home needs a heating system here in Central Illinois.
But how do you pick out the right one? And who do you hire to help install it?
MB Heating & Cooling can help you make the right choice with all your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. We install, replace, repair, and maintain all major brands of gas and electric furnaces. Our five-star Google reviews and our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) let you know we’re a company you can trust.
Our core values begin with trust and accountability. We stay true to transparency, with our professionals always explaining the work before they start any project. We provide accurate upfront quotes, and our prices are fair. Schedule an appointment online today for a free consultation.
Choosing a Furnace in Central Illinois
Modern furnaces are powerful, quiet, and energy-efficient appliances that deliver comfort to every room in your Springfield, IL home. They not only provide warmth but can also help improve your indoor air quality (IAQ).
How Much Money Can a New Furnace Save You?
Our AFUE energy savings calculator can help determine how much you could save on your utility bills. Simply enter your current unit's AFUE value and compare it to a newer, more efficient system. You can even customize it to better match your home's system for a more accurate calculation.
Here are a few factors to consider when purchasing your next furnace:
- The Right Size —Our heating and cooling experts will install a correctly sized furnace to fit the square footage and layout of your Springfield home. Doing so ensures you get the most benefits in terms of comfort and operating costs.
- The Right Model—A smaller household can get away with a single-stage furnace that switches on and off based on the thermostat setting. But larger homes will benefit from a two-stage furnace or variable-speed furnace. These models quickly respond to any changes in the temperature and will keep your home at a more consistent temperature.
- Efficiency Counts—Newer gas furnaces have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating upwards of around 98 percent, which means they can convert 98 percent of the fuel they burn into energy. A higher AFUE rating creates greater efficiency.
- The Right Fuel—Most homeowners in Springfield rely on natural gas to fuel their furnaces. If you don’t have access to a natural gas line, propane or oil are your likely alternatives. You can also consider an electric furnace, but be prepared to pay more in operating costs—particularly when the temperatures plunge.
MB Heating & Cooling is a proud Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer. We install new, genuine Bryant heating, cooling, and indoor air quality products that serve our customers with the highest level of performance and energy efficiency available.
Our financing options and complete warranty packages make it easy for you to pick out the perfect furnace for your home and budget. Call us today!
What Size Gas Furnace Do I Need?
On average, you want a furnace powerful enough to deliver at least 40 BTUs (British thermal units) of heat per square foot of your living spaces. For a 2,500 square foot home in Central Illinois, you would want a furnace that delivers at least 100,000 BTUs of heat.
How Can I Choose an Energy-Efficient Furnace?
Here’s an easy way to picture energy-efficiency furnaces: If you have a furnace with an 85 percent AFUE (Annual Fuel Usage Efficiency) rating, for every $100 you spend on heating your home, $85 heats your home while $15 in energy escapes up the vent. For a furnace with a 95 percent AFUE rating, with every $100 you spend on heating your home, only $5 of energy escapes up the vent.
Over time, you can see how your return on investment significantly increases when you choose a higher efficiency rating. To enjoy real comfort and cost savings, we always recommend Central Illinois homeowners purchase a furnace with an AFUE rating that is 90 percent or greater.
Furnace Installation or Replacement
At MB Heating & Cooling, we pride ourselves on offering some of the best installation services throughout the state of Illinois. If a component is not installed correctly, you can expect problems down the road.
Stay warm, stay cozy—don’t let a minor repair issue leave you in the cold! We offer 24/7 emergency repair services to be there when you need us.
Be sure to sign up for a home maintenance agreement to offset repairs, labor, and parts. Preventative maintenance plays a vital role in the service life of all your equipment.
Call Your Furnace Experts Today
Be sure to call our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) team at MB Heating & Cooling will keep your Springfield, IL. Contact us at 217-544-4328 or request-service-online to learn more about our furnace and other products.
Job done right
Back in 2017, my HVAC system went out. MB replaced my system in a day and I couldn’t have been more pleased. They were clean, quick, efficient and professional. Fast forward to 12/2020, I had them install a ductless system for my finished attic. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants the job done right.