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5 Facts You Should Know About the Furnace Installation Process

One of the most vital aspects to high-performing furnace is proper installation. According to Energy.gov, home and business owners can save between 10-30% by having heating and cooling equipment installed correctly.

At Modern HVAC, we understand that furnace installation can be complicated when it comes to technical terminology and expertise. That’s why we want you to be fully informed of everything that takes place during the furnace installation process. This is to ensure you feel prepared with the proper knowledge of how your furnace works – plus, so you can make the best choice for your home and family (or business).

To start, we highly recommend that you have a professional local technician you trust perform your furnace installation. This is because special training is required since every HVAC unit has its own design requirements that match it to the space inside of a home or building. To get started, give our knowledgeable team a call at (920) 733-4713 or fill out our online contact form here.

1. Furnaces Should Be Properly Sized to Your Home’s Square Footage

You don’t necessarily need a larger furnace to effectively heat your home or business. In fact, your furnace should be chosen according to the square footage of your home.

Other factors to consider include:

  • Type of furnace you choose
  • Climate you live in
  • Quality of insulation and ductwork
  • How many windows you have in your home
  • Checking gas lines and electrical wiring to ensure they’re set up properly for an installation.

Choosing the wrong size of furnace model will result in lower efficiency and a less comfortable environment in your home.

We highly recommend discussing your furnace brand, model, size, and type with an HVAC professional to see what works best with your home’s square footage. A furnace installer will assess the size of your home and the various factors that go into choosing the proper furnace size.

Read More: What to Know Before Installing a New Furnace

2. Your Ductwork and Air Vent Condition Should Be Professionally Inspected Before a Furnace Installation

Prior to a brand new furnace installation, your HVAC installer should perform an inspection of your home’s ductwork and air vents. If your ducts are sealed poorly, it can result in significant energy loss. Additionally, debris can lower your furnace’s efficiency and overall performance.

A trusted furnace installer will ensure that your air ducts are completely unobstructed and sealed properly before performing a furnace installation. We understand that duct cleaning and sealing is a completely extra step/expense, but depending on the current condition of your air ducts, you may benefit from the long-term savings. Read more information here about cleaning air ducts in your home.

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3. You Should Invest in a Programmable Thermostat

To help conserve on both energy and money, you should invest in a programmable thermostat. This type of thermostat allows you to set a schedule for the furnace.

For example, if you’re at work for most of the day while you’re at work, you can switch your settings, and then switch back before you drive back home. Some furnace models permit custom settings for certain days of the week or weekends.

For maximum savings, your HVAC technician will install the unit away from lighting, appliances, fireplaces, a window, or a register. If you have any questions about optimal thermostat placement, be sure to inquire with your HVAC technician!

4. Have Your Furnace Installation Completed by a Professional

If you are a DIYer, technically (if your state allows), you can install your own furnace. However, an improper furnace installation is a lot less efficient, potentially unsafe to operate, and may cost you more in the future.

Professional HVAC technicians are fully licensed and have the proper permits to perform a furnace installation. Additionally, furnace installers always follow a detailed installation process, have all the required parts on hand, and always ensure that your ducts and air vents are in good working condition before beginning work.

Finally, it’s worth noting that an HVAC professional can help you understand the furnace’s operating manual and give you tips for proper care and maintenance of your unit.

5. Perform Routine Furnace Maintenance

Assuming you’ve opted for a professional furnace installation, your new furnace should work properly without any hiccups. However, your furnace installer will likely give you pointers for how to care for your new furnace.

Performing routine maintenance and tune-ups, such as replacing an air filter, checking the pilot light, cleaning off dust and debris, and vacuuming out the vents are all relatively easy steps for any DIY enthusiast to perform on your own.

Also, be sure to schedule an annual inspection to ensure that your furnace is running smoothly. The reason you’ll need yearly maintenance checkups is to assess the condition of your electrical connections, gas lines, and condensate drains. Regular tune-ups will ensure that everyone in your home stays safe from any possibility of fire or carbon monoxide exposure.

Finally, as your furnace gets older, your technician will inform you of things to watch out for, such as when your furnace stops and starts. A professional furnace installer can also help you know whether a simple repair is needed, or whether you need a furnace replacement. Calculate your estimated furnace replacement cost here.

Read More: Signs Your Furnace Needs a Replacement

Contact Modern HVAC for Furnace Installation Services

At Modern HVAC, we care about the entire furnace installation process from start to finish. Your trust in our work is our top priority. We are proud to consistently receive great Facebook and Google reviews from our valued customers throughout Appleton and the Fox Valley area.

If you need to schedule a furnace repair or a complete furnace replacement, do not hesitate to contact our team at (920) 733-4713.

Modern HVAC

Modern Sheet Metal provides furnace and air conditioner service, repair, replacement and installation throughout Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Darboy, Kimberly, Kaukauna and Greenville. Please call us at 920-733-4713 to discuss your residential or commercial heating & cooling needs!