OK, your furnace is 25 years old, it’s inefficient and undersized. You get on the phone and call around and figure out that a brand-new furnace does not really cost that much. It’s the installation labor that runs up the cost! So, you think you’ll simply change out the furnace on your own and keep a bundle? Sounds rather good on the surface? Why Not? Well, here’s reasons why not.
Furnace and central air conditioning technicians have a great deal of AC repair training. They understand the best ways to get the job done correctly and they know the incorrect ways to do the job, they own the instruments for correct installment and tests and they’ve been trained in the best ways to do the job carefully and efficiently. This is definitely a circumstance where what you don’t know can hurt you.
Air conditioning units have to be installed by professional specialists. The coolant that is pumped through the unit is captured and saved. Discharging this coolant into the atmosphere produce environmental destruction. You need to be trained and licensed to deal with the coolant associateded with air conditioning replacement, repair or installation.
A fundamental part of the task is determining which new unit should be installed. A knowledgeable HVAC professional can counsel you on which unit is most effective for your house and your situation. Brand, model, sizing and efficiency are all critical aspects in choosing an HVAC system.
The routine when replacing a furnace is, approximately, as follows. The gas lines, plumbing, refrigerant lines and electrical are detached, capped and secured, as needed. The ductwork is detached from the existing unit. The old furnace is removed. Removing a furnace from a furnace closet is often more challenging than anticipated. The installer will carry the old unit off, and probably recycle it. The furnace area is then cleaned and readied to receive the new unit.
Prior to installment of the new system, the ductwork will likely need to be customized to fit. When the new unit is in place, and the ductwork, the plumbing, wiring and gas and refrigerant lines are all properly attached, the gas lines and the HVAC system is tested. The specialist will also run the system and check for carbon monoxide, a hazardous combustion byproduct that can pass in to the heated air if the system is damaged or the installation is done improperly. The thermostat might also need to be upgraded, programmed and checked.
So, altogether, the replacement of a furnace is a complicated task. It needs specialized instruments, components, training and expertise. It’s a project best left to to the professionals who know what they are undertaking. Give your qualified HVAC compny a phone call. He will do a good job and spare you money and trouble in the long run. He are so proficient, he will make it appear simple. You might think, I could have done that! But, you made the right decision giving the job to a professional.