A new furnace is a huge investment, and therefore a very important decision for a homeowner. Sometimes, there is simply no fixing the old furnace, so you must buy a new one. Other times a homeowner may choose to have a new furnace installed for efficiency or better performance. After about fifteen years of age, even a well cared for furnace should be replaced because the energy efficiency of a new one will ultimately pay for itself over time.
How to Choose a New Furnace
When you purchase a new furnace some of the specifics that you will need to consider are:
- Is the furnace strong enough to heat your home?
- Is your ductwork adequate and compatible with the new system or will it need to be altered, repaired or replaced?
- Will the new furnace fit into the allotted space in your home?
- Are gas lines and other wiring set up correctly for the furnace installation?
- Are the chimney flue and drain line in good condition and compatible with the new furnace?
- Will your blower motor be compatible with your cooling system?
What to Expect During Furnace Installation
Some aspects and specifics about your furnace installation will be unique to your home and furnace placement, but many things are part of the process that you can expect when a furnace installation specialist comes to your home.
Before Furnace Installation
You shouldn’t feel intimidated or be passive about your new furnace. It’s great to ask questions and you should make sure you understand the new equipment in your home and how to care for it.
Before the installation begins, your professional installer should explain to you exactly what equipment will be installed and how the installation should go.
During the Installation
Mullin Heating and Air Conditioning in Broken Arrow, OK. will always send HVAC technicians who are professional and will respect your home. They will work as quickly as possible, so as to not disrupt your daily life more than necessary.
Your old equipment will be removed, and any modifications that have to be made will be. Then the new equipment will be brought in and installed. The new furnace will be hooked up and checked for safety and to make sure that everything is working properly.
The New Furnace
After your new furnace is installed, the technician will assure it works properly. Then they will show you exactly how to operate the system. Make sure you ask any questions you might have. You want to be clear on exactly how to use the system, how to care for it and when and what routine maintenance the new system will need.
It is a good idea to go ahead and schedule your routine maintenance at this time so you won’t forget later on. One of the biggest indicators of how long the lifespan of your furnace will be is how well it has been maintained.
How Long Does it Take to Install a New Furnace?
Every project is different and will depend on the exact equipment being installed and other details. Generally speaking you can expect the whole project to be done in a day. If you have to have ductwork repaired or installed, that will add time to the process.
Can I Install a New Furnace Myself?
Installing a furnace is not a DIY job. It is a complicated process and involves handling wiring and in many cases gas or other utilities. You need a licensed HVAC technician to take care of this job.
Furnace Installation in Broken Arrow, OK.
If you need advice on a new furnace, furnace installation or furnace repair, call Mullin Heating and Air Conditioning at (539) 766-8166 and schedule your consultation or installation right away!