Every home will eventually require a new furnace installation, whether the existing unit has worn down due to age or the homeowner feels it is time for an upgrade. A new furnace is a significant investment. Therefore, it is essential to ensure its correct installation to make the most of the unit and not void its warranty.
Furnace installation is a significant undertaking and requires skills, tools, and expertise only trained and certified technicians possess. They have several years of hands-on experience and ensure that the furnace installation is done safely, efficiently, and in compliance with local regulations. Here is what to expect during the process:
BEFORE THE INSTALLATION
There are a few things to ensure before furnace installation. Besides choosing the right sized furnace appropriate for the home’s needs, clear the space, get some drop clothes, and shut off the electrical breakers to the furnace, and gas or fuel lines, to create a safe and more efficient working environment. The technicians also examine the ducts and vents to ensure they are in perfect condition. They will also measure the installation space to accommodate the new heating system. The technicians also check the gas and electrical wiring or the need for any additional installations.
Old furnace removal: Removing the old furnace removal is lengthy and complicated. The technician will first disconnect the wiring, ducts, or gas lines. After removing all the connections safely and hauling away the old unit, the technician will prepare the area for the new furnace installation. This will include cleaning the floor area and ductwork connection points, and making necessary alterations, if required, to accommodate the new equipment.
New furnace installation: While securing the new unit, the technician will ensure the setup facilitates proper airflow. The installation process usually takes a few hours. After placing the new furnace in its designated location, the technicians will ensure it is leveled and accurately positioned. The technician then connects the new furnace to the ducting, electrical and fuel lines, and vent pipes while making necessary adjustments. The new furnace equipment is sealed using a special caulk to make it airtight.
Testing the newly installed furnace: After furnace installation, the technician will test it to ensure it works as it should. They will assess all components, air input and output, static pressure, and temperature rise rate. The technician ensures that the unit meets all codes and makes necessary adjustments if something seems amiss.
After the installation and all safety test runs, the professionals remove debris, clean up the area, and review the furnace with the homeowner. They will walk through the new equipment’s operation and suggest maintenance steps to improve the furnace’s performance and prolong its lifespan.
CONSULT THE PROFESSIONALS
Homeowners must understand the importance of a correctly installed furnace. Professional furnace installers are trained and certified and follow all steps to ensure the job is done right the first time. Contact a local HVAC contractor to schedule a new furnace installation and enjoy its benefits to the fullest.
Hacienda Air is a locally owned HVAC company offering air conditioning, heating, ductwork, air quality, and more to residential and commercial customers in North Las Vegas, Summerlin, and surrounding areas. Call us today at (702) 707-4953