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What the Pros Think You Should Know About Furnace Installation

Chris Helms - Thursday, December 18, 2014

Are you a furnace installation expert? If not, you should read this.

Whether you’re building a new house or updating an older one, furnace installation is something you might be considering. There are a lot of reasons to look at a new HVAC system, and when you do, don’t dismiss the importance of the installation. Here’s what the pros will tell you:

Choosing the Right Furnace Comes First

When you’re dealing with a furnace installer or contractor, it’s important that they help you pick the right furnace for your home. The type of furnace is not the only consideration; you also have to have the right size system for the space. If it’s too small, it will work overtime trying to keep up, which is tough on the furnace and also not energy efficient. If it’s too big, it will cycle on and off too frequently, which is also not good. Type of fuel and size of the system are among the first things to decide on when getting a new furnace.

Understanding Installation Comes Next

Furnace installation is not typically a DIY project. In order to do it right, you need an understanding of basic furnace functioning. You also need to ensure the ductwork is properly installed before beginning installation. If you’re putting a furnace in a house that didn’t previously have forced-air heat, you will need to install ductwork throughout.

Installation also includes the process of completing the exhaust system. Proper exhaust system installation is vital to avoid health issues or even death from exhaust that isn’t properly vented out of your home.

If you think you’re up for the task, furnace installation can be straightforward, as long as you do your homework and understand all of the variables involved in getting it right. Your best option, however, is to go with the advice from the pros and have a licensed HVAC contractor install your new furnace.

When you’re ready for professional furnace installation in your home, contact Helms Heating and Air Conditioning for a free quote.