Winter is coming and with it may come the need for a furnace installation. Whether it’s a furnace replacement or a new, high-efficiency, energy-efficient furnace, you can make the process easier on your HVAC technician and yourself by following some simple steps. This blog post is designed to help you get ready for your furnace installation and make the process as smooth as possible.
What to Expect During the Installation
Installing a furnace is a big project that will benefit the entire home. The furnace installation process may vary depending on the make and model of the furnace being installed, as well as the home’s existing ductwork and insulation. Generally, the furnace is placed in the basement or crawlspace, and the ductwork is run up through the attic and into the rooms that will be heated.
The furnace installation process can be a little daunting for some homeowners, like all renovation projects. However, there are ways that you can expect a smooth, stress-free installation. Here is what you can expect during the installation of the furnace:
1. The installation crew will arrive at your home and if the new unit is already at your home, they will ask to have the furnace removed from the packaging.
2. The crew will then ask to have the installation area cleared so they can bring in their HVAC equipment to begin to install the furnace.
3. The crew will install the furnace according to the manufacturer’s specifications and will also ensure that all safety features are in place.
4. Once the furnace is installed, the crew will test the furnace to ensure that it is working properly.
5. The crew will then clean up the installation area and will ask you to inspect the furnace.
6. Once you have inspected the furnace, the crew will ask you to sign off on the installation.
7. The crew will then provide you with a brief tutorial on how to operate the furnace.
8. You can then enjoy your new furnace!
Knowing When Your Home Is Ready For Installation
Now that we’ve discussed the process itself, here are some tips on how to make sure your home is ready for installation before the crew arrives. An important factor is to first see if your home has enough square footage to accommodate your furnace size. You can do this by checking the furnace’s BTU rating. If your home is too small for the furnace you currently have, you will have to investigate getting a different one.
Next, you should inspect your home’s ductwork for any leaks or damage. If your ducts need to be repaired or replaced, that’s something you’ll need to take care of before the crew arrives to install a new furnace. Otherwise, you’ll be wasting energy and money by heating and cooling the outdoors.
Finally, you should make sure your home is properly insulated. If it’s not, you’ll need to add insulation before installing a new furnace. Otherwise, you’ll be losing heat through the walls and ceilings, and your new furnace won’t be very effective.
Once you’ve checked all these things, you can determine if your home is ready for a new furnace. If it is, contact a qualified HVAC technician to get started. They’ll check your work and home, help you choose the right furnace for your home, and install it properly so you can start enjoying the benefits of a new furnace right away.
How to Know if You Have Enough for The Installation
The installation process requires more than being prepared for the installation itself. You need to consider how much it will cost you in addition to making sure everything is ready for the HVAC technician and crew to come to do their work. You’ll have to factor in the furnace cost, the labor cost, the furnace installation cost, and how much time it will cost to install. The best way to find all this out is to look up a furnace installing company and speak with their experts about the average cost for the furnace system that will meet your needs for the best price.
Having a cold home is a nightmare and having extremely high heating bills is another. Homeowners find a good furnace for the right price a big deal. Your best option for preparing for an installation is to listen to your installer’s directions. Then your heater will spread warmth throughout your entire home.