While the temperatures are still warm and humid, it can be difficult for homeowners to picture needing a functional furnace, but it is important to keep in mind that winter is not too far off. And if your current furnace is showing signs of disrepair, it is always best to be proactive about replacing it rather than having it break down in the middle of the freezing winter weather. If you moved into your current property when it was already outfitted with a furnace, you probably have many questions regarding the process of installing a new one. To help you manage your expectations, here are a few pointers on what to expect from furnace installation.
Should you opt for repairs rather than replacing your old furnace?
Arguably, paying for repairs requires much less of an investment than purchasing a new one outright. Nonetheless, this does not mean that repairs are the best course of action. Typically, depending on the brand and the degree of usage, furnaces can last for a decade or two. Moreover, the degree of upkeep that you provide your furnace will also affect its lifecycle. However, if you already found the furnace in your house, you can never know how old or how well-maintained the furnace is. Therefore, you need to analyze how often you are enlisting furnace repair services. If you are constantly paying for these services, it is in your best interests to pay for furnace installation.
Do you need to take any measures before the HVAC contractors arrive?
If you want to expedite the furnace installation process, you can take a few steps to ensure that the HVAC contractors are not inconvenienced. To begin with, you should start by clearing off a path for these professionals. Get rid of any clutter or furniture that could be blocking their path to the furnace. Additionally, you should clean the area surrounding the old furnace, more so if situated in a part of your home that is rarely frequented, as it will have accumulated a considerable amount of grime.
How much time will the HVAC contractors take during heating installation?
While you may want to plan for how long to expect the furnace installation will take, the reality is that this period will vary from one house to the next. Secondly, the HVAC contractors will also have to install ductwork as well as connect the furnace to the fuel source, whether gas or electric, so this will also affect the time it takes for the installation process to be complete.