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What to Expect With a Furnace Installation

Family Warming Feet by FireplaceOnce you’ve made the decision to buy a gas furnace, it’s helpful to know what to expect with a furnace installation. Before we run down a “to-do” list for the technician, there’s one item that’s often forgotten by many a repairman – and that is to be on time. It sounds simple, but this is why we recommend getting referrals and checking on the overall installation experience. There’s nothing worse than taking time off from work only to be kept waiting. Now, onto the mechanics of the job…

Proper Sizing Prior to Furnace Installation

The key to any mechanical installation is sizing up the job correctly. A licensed HVAC service technician will have visited your home to evaluate equipment size and ease of installation. Not all homes are alike, and many require additional time for tricky workarounds.

Your contractor will take measurements of your home then perform calculations to verify the right size for your air conditioner, furnace or heat pump. Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to performance and comfort.

During the Install: Sealing Ducts & Optimizing Air Flow

You can buy the best gas furnace available, but if your ducts are damaged or not sealed properly, you’ll be heating the outdoors and wondering why your high-efficiency gas furnace costs more than its replacement. A qualified technician will measure for duct leakage and make the necessary repairs to minimize energy waste.

In order to operate at peak efficiency, a heating or cooling system needs to have the proper volume of air flow. Your contractor should also measure air flow and make the necessary adjustments.

Creature Comfort Factors

Most people want to know if they have to hang around all day or if they’ll be without heat. Well, there’s good news and bad news.

Most installations can be performed in one day. It’s also not necessary to remain at home all day. If your technician is bonded—which they should be—they’ve been vetted, so their reputation is solid. If you’ve done your due diligence and checked their references, it’s generally okay to run a few errands while your new furnace is being installed.

The not so good news is that, since the old system will be disconnected, you won’t be able to run your heat (which makes leaving the house sound like a good idea). And, depending on the complexity and type of the installation, expect to be without heat for a few to several hours.

If you are considering the installation of a new furnace, call Welter Heating and Air Conditioning at 612-825-6867.

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What to Expect With a Furnace Installation

Family Warming Feet by FireplaceOnce you’ve made the decision to buy a gas furnace, it’s helpful to know what to expect with a furnace installation. Before we run down a “to-do” list for the technician, there’s one item that’s often forgotten by many a repairman – and that is to be on time. It sounds simple, but this is why we recommend getting referrals and checking on the overall installation experience. There’s nothing worse than taking time off from work only to be kept waiting. Now, onto the mechanics of the job…

Proper Sizing Prior to Furnace Installation

The key to any mechanical installation is sizing up the job correctly. A licensed HVAC service technician will have visited your home to evaluate equipment size and ease of installation. Not all homes are alike, and many require additional time for tricky workarounds.

Your contractor will take measurements of your home then perform calculations to verify the right size for your air conditioner, furnace or heat pump. Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to performance and comfort.

During the Install: Sealing Ducts & Optimizing Air Flow

You can buy the best gas furnace available, but if your ducts are damaged or not sealed properly, you’ll be heating the outdoors and wondering why your high-efficiency gas furnace costs more than its replacement. A qualified technician will measure for duct leakage and make the necessary repairs to minimize energy waste.

In order to operate at peak efficiency, a heating or cooling system needs to have the proper volume of air flow. Your contractor should also measure air flow and make the necessary adjustments.

Creature Comfort Factors

Most people want to know if they have to hang around all day or if they’ll be without heat. Well, there’s good news and bad news.

Most installations can be performed in one day. It’s also not necessary to remain at home all day. If your technician is bonded—which they should be—they’ve been vetted, so their reputation is solid. If you’ve done your due diligence and checked their references, it’s generally okay to run a few errands while your new furnace is being installed.

The not so good news is that, since the old system will be disconnected, you won’t be able to run your heat (which makes leaving the house sound like a good idea). And, depending on the complexity and type of the installation, expect to be without heat for a few to several hours.

If you are considering the installation of a new furnace, call Welter Heating and Air Conditioning at 612-825-6867.

Sign up for regular “Welter My Shelter” heating and air conditioning tips.

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