One of the easiest ways to improve the comfort and health of your home is to upgrade an inefficient furnace. Newer furnaces offer exceptional energy efficiency, making it simple to lower your heating bills while making the home more comfortable. No matter the type of furnace you choose to install, a professional installation is a must. HVAC experts have the knowledge and tools that it takes to ensure an optimal installation. Let’s take a look at nine things you can expect when upgrading the furnace in your Greenville, SC home.
1. Site Assessment
To determine whether a new furnace is necessary for your house, experts will conduct a site evaluation. Square footage, insulation and the home’s layout are some of the things they take into account. To choose a furnace that is both efficient and performs to its full potential, this comprehensive evaluation is necessary.
2. Ductwork Inspection
When installing a furnace, HVAC specialists check the home’s ductwork to make sure it will function with the new system and maximize its efficiency. They check for any damage that might compromise the system’s operation, such as cracks, holes or leaks. This evaluation is useful for figuring out if anything needs fixing or adjusting to improve airflow and heating distribution.
3. Removal of Old Furnace
There is a certain procedure to follow while removing an old furnace in preparation for a new installation. HVAC experts unplug the previous unit from the wall, gas line (if applicable) and power source. Then, they dispose of or recycle the old furnace following industry requirements. Making room for the new unit’s installation and maintaining a clean installation environment depend on this careful removal.
4. Ventilation Setup
Setting up the new furnace’s ventilation system is the next critical step after removing the old furnace. To maintain adequate airflow, HVAC experts inspect the current ductwork and make any required repairs. To get the most out of your furnace, it’s important to have enough ventilation so that hot air can circulate freely throughout your house.
5. New Furnace Installation
With the old furnace out of the way, experts then install the new furnace. The time required to install gas furnaces, electric furnaces or boilers can vary based on several factors. The most pertinent factors include the type of system, the complexity of the installation and the specific conditions of the home. The normal time required to install a gas furnace is one or two days. It usually takes less time to install an electric furnace than a gas furnace. The time needed for the procedure might range from a few hours to several days, depending on the installation’s intricacies and the amount of electrical work that must be done. Boiler installations can take between two and five days. The amount of plumbing work involved, the kind of boiler and whether it’s a new installation or replacement all play a role in determining the time required.
6. Gas Line Connection
A crucial component of installing a gas furnace is ensuring a tight connection to the gas line. To do this, HVAC professionals check the gas line for compatibility and connect it accordingly. A safe and dependable functioning of the furnace relies on this stage, which guarantees an effective fuel supply for heating.
7. Electrical Wiring
The next step involves ensuring the new furnace works in tandem with the home’s electrical system. HVAC professionals connect the unit to the electrical panel and check to make sure it receives the correct voltage. The overall functioning of the furnace and its long-term performance depend on precise electrical wiring.
8. Thermostat Calibration
It takes careful calibration of the thermostat to make sure it is compatible with the new furnace. When configuring your HVAC system, experts take into account both your heating preferences and the device’s capabilities to ensure maximum performance.
9. System Testing
Installation of the furnace is not complete without first conducting thorough system testing. To make sure everything is working properly, HVAC experts evaluate the whole heating system. Among these tasks are making sure the ignition is on, the temperature is properly controlled and all safety measures are functional.
Now that you know what to expect during a furnace installation, it’s time to schedule an appointment.Putnam Mechanical helps homeowners with all of their heating and cooling needs. We not only work on furnaces but on heat pumps as well. We also offer commercial refrigeration services, along with geothermal HVAC and electrical installations and repairs. Contact Putnam Mechanical now to schedule your next furnace installation.