A new furnace is a significant investment. To get the most of this investment, your new furnace needs to be properly installed. Proper installation will help ensure your furnace runs optimally for up to 15 to 20 years. A system that isn’t installed to correct specifications is more likely to fail earlier. Components will wear and tear
You typically purchase a new furnace for improved indoor comfort. A warmer house. More reliability. If it’s a high-efficiency rating, you might also be looking to lower your heating bills.
However, a furnace that isn’t properly installed won’t sufficiently heat your home. It may have to work harder to get the job done; consuming more energy in the process. It is said that a poorly installed furnace can decrease performance efficiency by up to 30%.
In today’s post, TopNotch Heating & Air offers some helpful tips to ensure this big job is done right.
Find the Right Contractor
Furnace installation is a job for only a licensed and qualified HVAC professional. You should never attempt to install such a complex mechanical system on your own. Only a qualified HVAC contractor can properly install your system to ensure it runs optimally all winter long.
When choosing an HVAC tech for your new furnace installation, be sure to do the following:
Check Contractor’s Website: Most reputable HVAC contractors these days have a website. Review their site, its content, and customer testimonials. If it resonates with you, give them a call.
Check Contractor’s Online Reviews: Be sure to check the online reviews and customer ratings of any contractor you’re considering. Happy satisfied customers are always a good sign.You should get plenty of insight into your technician’s professionalism and quality of work.
Be Sure to Budget Properly
The average cost to install a new furnace is roughly $4,000. Quotes from contractors will vary depending on equipment factors such as fuel types or features. Any additional work the contractor must complete as part of the installation – for instance, installing ductwork – will also bump up the price. You have to also keep in mind that every contractor will charge differently for their time and labor. Someone in your area with a solid reputation may have higher fees.
Prep The Area
While nobody but a professional HVAC tech can install a new furnace, there are a few things homeowners are encouraged to do. Be sure to clear the area. Any items stored within six feet of the installation site should be removed. Make sure any door or gates your contractor will need access to are open or unlocked. You want the contractor to have complete accessibility and adequate space to work in. It’s in the homeowner’s best interest that the installation goes as smoothly as possible.
NEED A NEW FURNACE INSTALLATION IN PITTSBURGH? CALL US TODAY
If you need a new furnace installation in Pittsburgh or one its surrounding suburbs, call TopNotch Heating & Air today at 412-381-0598 for a free estimate.