8 Parts of the Furnace Installation Process
When you’re in need of furnace installation, there’s a good chance it may be a replacement when yours goes out. Losing your source of heat can be a very stressful situation depending on the season, but that shouldn’t cloud your judgment when choosing a professional contractor for the job. Knowing what to expect for a furnace installation will help protect you as a home or business owner from contractors who are overpriced or lack the experience. When you’re informed of what to expect, you can make sure that you get a quality appliance with expert service.
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8 Parts of the Furnace Installation Process
- Mind Your Duct Work
The first thing your technician will tackle for your furnace installation is to inspect your ducting. Ducts are the insulated, often tubular, pathways that take your warmed air from the air handler to the rooms or offices. This ducting is usually hidden up in the attic or ceiling, but large commercial units may require that they are on the roof. Your technician will make sure your duct work is up to code, efficient, and safe. If changes are being made to direct your air into more or different rooms, additional ductwork will need to be added – be sure this is part of your discussion before it’s an unexpected expense.
- Where to Put it?
Your air handler, if new, will need a location that supports the size, weight, and environment necessary for your unit. This is usually a basement or a mechanical room and should be a fairly central location if possible. If you’re upgrading your system or replacing an old one, your location most likely won’t change unless there were specific problems related to where your unit was placed previously.
- Bring In Your Handler
The air handler is that metal, often monstrous, box that contains all of your heating elements. This is where the work happens, and your air is brought in, filtered, heated, and sent back out through your ducts. The air handler is what contains all of the major essential parts to your furnace. Once it is installed, the ducts are all connected and sealed onto the handler.
- Let it Out
Your air handler also acts as a circulation center for your home or office. Your contractor will run tubing from the air handler to a vent on the outside of your home or office to address your ventilation needs. This also acts as a regulating element for your furnace.
- Main Power Shut Off
Here’s a part of the process you’ll definitely want to be aware of. When it comes time to add the furnace onto your home’s power grid, it is the safest method to turn off your power completely. This ensures that you will not blow your circuits or trip any breakers with the sudden addition of a large appliance. This is a temporary shut off and should not take very long, but being aware of this piece will make sure you schedule your furnace installation when it’s not too much of a hassle.
- Get Controls
Your thermostat is the next step in the process – the piece that lets you operate your furnace from inside the building. If you’re replacing your furnace, your contractor will still need to remove the old thermostat. This control panel will be attached to the wall and then wired up through the wall to connect to your air handler. You’re now almost ready to program it.
- Connect the Fuel
The gas line is perhaps one of the most dangerous parts of the furnace installation process. The gas will need to be temporarily shut off during installation. Your gas line will then be fitted with connectors that secure your gas line into the furnace. The technician will then turn the gas back on and check for any possible leaks from the connection.
- Press Play
Your furnace installation is almost complete! Now you’ll need to light the pilot light and turn on the power. Everything will get checked over to take care of any details, you can program your thermostat, and enjoy the warmth! An annual maintenance plan is suggested to make sure your system is running well and stays efficient for the lifespan of the appliance.
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