If you’re reading a blog post about furnace installation in January, it probably means you’re pretty desperate to get some reliable heat in your home, now. But this really isn’t a service you want to rush. As important as finding the right heater for your home is trusting the team that’s doing the job.
“Wait, I can’t just put it in myself?”
Well, you could, but we can’t promise that it would be done effectively, that your furnace would work efficiently if at all, or that your furnace will operate safely.
Read on as we uncover the work that goes into a furnace installation. These are at least three reasons you should trust a pro.
1. We Safely Remove Your Old Heater
This seems like a simple enough step, right? But it can actually be the most tedious and laborious part of the process! Even though it doesn’t involve the new furnace yet, the installers need to remove the old one without knocking anything out of place or damaging connections that will be needed for the new system—you know, your ductwork or the gas lines.
There is actually a lot of room for error in this first step of the furnace installation process, so you want to make sure the folks doing it understand what it takes to do it well.
2. We Make Those Connections
You know the connections we just mentioned? There’s a lot to do to successfully make these connections. Once your new furnace is placed, and probably bolted to the floor, our technicians connect it to the vital components it needs to function, like the ductwork and gas line we mentioned above. There is also electrical wiring to consider. Even modern gas furnaces have electrical wiring (many no longer use a standing pilot light and instead use an electrical ignition switch).
Our installers will successfully connect your new furnace to its appropriate power source, and if it is a gas-powered system we’ll check to ensure there’s no damage to the gas line that could otherwise become hazardous.
3. We Test the Furnace’s Operation
Can you imagine if a general handyman or even an enthusiastic “DIY-er” put your new furnace in place and then didn’t even check to make sure it turned on let alone if it adequately heated the space? You’ll never have to worry about that with our team.
You need to know that your furnace is working efficiently, first off. We will make sure this is the case! You also want to ensure it’s working safely. Testing the system allows us to look for potential problems—such as if the gas line isn’t properly connected or even if the system isn’t properly venting. This is nothing to mess around with, and you want a contractor who understands all the ins and outs of furnace installation!
The three reasons we just named to only trust a professional for your furnace installation are just the basics. Proper installation—particularly if we’re replacing an old furnace—can start days before you actually get to begin using your heater, and there are many small steps along the way. We’re ready to follow each and every one of those steps.