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.

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Here are a few factors to consider when purchasing your next furnace:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Furnace Repairs

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.

Furnace Maintenance

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.


Gas Furnace Repair in Springfield, IL 62702

“I am beyond impressed with the professionalism and kindness we were shown by Zach and Alan.
We were experiencing an issue with our unit and Zach called ahead of time to let us know how long until he would be there. He explained the entire process of repair, and took the extra few minutes to answer all of my questions. He was knowledgeable and efficient. Laura reached out to me to schedule me and double checked everything. Alan called before he came by as well and even asked if there was somewhere that I prefer he park. He was thorough, kind, and excellent in explaining all costs! Highly recommend and so glad we chose them!”
- Emily M.

Gas Furnace Repair in Springfield, IL 62640

“Zach was very efficient, polite and knowledgeable. He called to say he was coming, told us what he was doing. Explained what was wrong and told us the cost before completing the job. We called on a Sunday and were very grateful he could come in a timely amount of time. We signed up for a maintenance agreement because of Zach's efficiency. Thank you for the great service.”

- Russ R.

Gas Furnace Repair in Springfield, IL 62704

“Excellent work very fast and knowledgeable technician”

- Steve B.

Gas Furnace Maintenance in Rochester, IL 62563

“Great job, Ethan! First, I appreciated the phone call in 30 minutes in advance of furnace service call. Ethan quickly diagnosed a clogged condensate drain on furnace, cleaned it, and put furnace back in service. I also appreciated his explanation of maintenance in laymen's terms. MB is always our first call on HVAC service(going back to Jay Sweeney's business almost 20 years ago). Thank you for job well done!

- Kelly E.

Gas Furnace Maintenance in Springfield, IL 62674

“A very nice and educated young man. Good to know of your company. Will definitely call when needed. Thanks!”

- Jane H.

Gas Furnace Maintenance in Springfield, IL 62704

“Devan was very polite and efficient; he explained all that he was doing and what was needed.”

- Nancy S.

Gas Furnace Maintenance in Springfield, IL 62704

“Devan kept me informed about his work at all steps of the process. He was knowledgeable about the service he was performing. Devan was patient with my questions and answered all of them. I hope to see him on future service calls. Thank you Devan and MB for excellent service.”

- Jane M.

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“Devan Hughes was great, very knowledgeable and professional!”

- Kiley M.

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“Devan was thorough and professional. He was knowledgeable and answered my questions. Great service!”

- Vickie C.

Gas Furnace Maintenance in Springfield, IL 62703

“Devan Hughes was very courteous and professional during our scheduled fall maintenance service. He explained everything that was checked and cleaned with our plan and answered all of our questions thoroughly.”

- Amy M.

Need Furnace Service?

Contact the experts at MB Heating & Cooling.

Call us at 217-544-4328!