OKAY, your furnace is 25 years old, it’s inefficient and undersized. You get on the telephone and call around and figure out that a brand-new furnace does not really cost that a lot. It’s the installation labor that runs up the expense! So, you think you’ll just change out the heating system on your own and save a bundle? Sounds rather good on the surface? Why Not? Well, here’s reasons why not.
Heating system and air conditioning specialists get a great deal of AC repair training. They know the best ways to get the job done correctly and they recognize the wrong ways to do the task, they own the instruments for proper installment and testing and they’ve been educated in how to get the job done safely and effectively. This is certainly a situation in which what you don’t know can harm you.
Central air conditioning systems 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 results in environmental destruction. You have to be qualified and licensed to handle the coolant associateded with air conditioning replacement, repair or installation.
A fundamental part of the job is determining which new system should be installed. A knowledgeable HVAC contractor can advise you on which system is most effective for your house and your situation. Brand, model, sizing and efficiency are all critical factors in choosing an HVAC unit.
The routine when replacing a furnace is, approximately, as follows. The gas lines, plumbing, refrigerant lines and electrical are disconnected, capped and secured, as needed. The ductwork is disconnected from the existing unit. The existing furnace is removed. Getting a heating system out of a furnace closet is often more difficult than expected. The installer will haul the existing system away, and most likely recycle it. The heater area is then cleaned and prepared to receive the fresh system.
Prior to installation of the new unit, 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 correctly attached, the gas lines and the HVAC unit is tested. The specialist will also run the system and check for carbon monoxide gas, a hazardous combustion byproduct that can pass in to the heated air if the unit is deficient or the setup is performed incorrectly. The thermostat might also need to be upgraded, programmed and tested.
So, altogether, the replacement of a heating system is a challenging task. It needs specialized tools, components, education and expertise. It’s a job most effectively left to to the pros who understand what they are undertaking. Give your qualified HVAC compny a phone call. He will do a good job and save you money and trouble in the long run. He are so proficient, he will make things look easy. You may think, I could have done that! However, you made the right decision giving the job to a professional.