What To Expect During A Furnace Installation

If you’ve made the decision to install a new furnace, the hard part is over. You’ve chosen a system that fits the heating needs of your household and is within your budget and contracted with a trusted professional company for the installation. It won’t be long now until your family can bask in the cozy warmth your new furnace provides. Here is a quick rundown of what you can expect during the installation.

Prepare The Area For Installation

What you can do to facilitate the process is to make sure that the area around the furnace is clear of clutter and storage items, so the installation team has room to work. You may also want to remove furniture and other items in your home along the pathway to your basement or other area where the furnace is located. The installers should place protective covering over your carpet in the areas where they will be walking and working.

Disconnect Utilities

The installers will need to shut off the gas and electricity during the time they will be conducting the installation. Luckily in most cases they will only need to shut off the breaker attached to the furnace and the gas line leading to the furnace. However, this could take several hours, so plan accordingly.

Remove The Old Furnace

The installation team will remove the old furnace and other components for haul-away and disposal. This is something that should be negotiated in advance so there are no additional surprise extra charges.

Install And Connect The New Furnace

The new unit will be placed and connected to the gas line, electrical source, and ductwork and it will also be leveled to make sure it’s positioned correctly. The technicians will conduct a test run and safety check to make sure the airflow is properly balanced, ventilation is correct, and the burners, blowers, motor, etc., are operating correctly.

Because it’s a complicated process, installing a new furnace isn’t a DIY project and should be left to professionals. The HVAC team at CARE Heating and Cooling, Inc. will explain the process to you before they begin so you’ll know what to expect. Call (614) 841-1555 to schedule a consultation if you’re ready to replace your old furnace and we’ll take it from there.