We’re just about in the middle of the coldest time of the year. Now is no time to be stuck with a heater in disrepair, right? Though, if you’ve opened up a blog post about furnace installation, there’s a good chance yours is. We totally get the temptation to rush into this purchase and installation—you likely would be fine with hiring anyone just to get your home comfort back.
We really have to urge against this, however. There are a number of reasons you should only ever trust a professional for a job as big as furnace installation. There’s a lot of work that goes into it! More than you may even realize—and that work contributes to your comfort, heating efficiency, and your safety. Keep reading as we uncover 3 important reasons you should trust a pro for your furnace installation.
1. Removing the Old Heater Is More Work Than You Think!
Sure, getting rid of any old heater may sound like a simple step, but we assure you it’s not as easy as you think. In fact, it’s typically the longest part of the installation process, and the most laborious. It’s about more than just sliding the old system from its former home—if that system is connected to gas lines for instance, we have to make sure nothing is damaged or out of place.
We also need to make sure there’s enough space for your new furnace, and that the space is adequately prepared for a new heater installation. Any potential safety hazards must be taken care of and we need to make sure your new furnace is properly powered for your living space. An overpowered heating system is just as detrimental to your comfort and heating efficiency as an underpowered system.
2. Connections Must Be Made Correctly
One a new furnace has been installed—which often includes bolting it to the floor among other important details, our technicians need to connect it to the important components of your home for it to operate.
Essential among this is your ventilation system—your air ducts—which requires hooking the furnace up properly to all the connections of your ductwork without damaging it. Sometimes, ducts need to be adjusted and shift in order to make these connections, and this is where mistakes can occur.
Our installers then connect your furnace to its power source. As we alluded to above, making a connection to a gas line is something that needs to be done carefully.
Next is the wiring. Even gas-powered heating systems do have electrical wiring, and with the potential fire hazards that exist with this step, it’s easy to see why you should hire a pro.
3. The Furnace Must Be Tested
This is the last step of the process, but certainly not the least important. If our techs left your home after making the last connection and just called it a day, you wouldn’t have any way of knowing if your furnace was operating as efficiently as it’s mean to, or as safely as it’s meant to.
Our pros will turn on your furnace and measure the intake and airflow to see that the performance is efficient, and ensure there are no potential hazards lurking.