A furnace is an appliance that warms up the space through the use of hot air.
A furnace will produce hot air which will then circulate around the space and make it warm. A furnace is quite similar to a boiler, however; they are not the same.
A boiler warms up the space through the use of hot water while a furnace does the same through the use of hot air. A furnace is essential for homes located in colder climates and high-efficiency furnaces offer you the best bang for your buck.
You will get better results, it will consume significantly less energy, reduce the cost of maintenance and last but certainly not the least, it can also increase the market value of the property.
In this article, we’ll discuss our furnace installation service and provide you with a basic summary of what it entails. Our furnace installation service is split into two; pre-installation and installation.
In this stage, we decide the best type of furnace for your home. This will be determined by several things.
- The square footage of the home.
- The insulation of the home.
- The windows of the home
- The structure of the home.
- The physical area for the furnace
- Gas lines and Electrical Wiring
- The Chimney Flue Liner
- The type of AC installed
- The air ducts in the home
These help to determine the strength of the furnace installed. If your home doesn’t have a lot of windows, we will not install a furnace that we would install in a home with lots of windows. There are several types of furnaces however the most popular are;
- An Electric Furnace – This is a furnace that produces heat through electric heating elements. The process is powered by coils and electrical energy.
- A Propane Furnace – A Propane Furnace uses a heat exchanger to push the heat into the air and the propane is lit up at the burner of the furnace.
- An Oil Furnace – An Oil Furnace uses oil to create heat. It is similar to a propane furnace.
- A Gas Furnace- This Type of furnace uses natural gas brought into your home through an external gas line which is usually a service from your utility company. It is similar to an oil furnace except it uses gas instead of oil.
If you live in the city, a gas furnace is a cost effective solution because there is a chance you already have a connection to a city gas main. If you live further away, an electric furnace is good because it is versatile and can be used in different locations because it does not need to be connected to a gas main.
It is also important to consider whether you want a single-stage furnace or a multi-stage furnace. A single-stage furnace can either be on or off while a multi-stage furnace can be reduced and increased. Once you consider these factors and make your decision, it is time for the installation process.
A furnace installation can take anywhere from 4-8 hours. On the day of installation, we will discuss the process with you and ensure the equipment is the right one. Then we shall begin.
- Take safety precautions such as floor coverings, turning off gas or fuel lines, and electrical breakers connected to the furnace.
- Next, we remove the old furnace.
- After installing the new unit, we have to reconnect and seal it in place so everything is in order. This will prevent leaks and premature rust of the metal of your furnace. This is a slow process and it takes most of the installation time because it needs to be done with care.
- Once this is done, we will clean up the area and go over the settings and how to use the furnace with you. We also offer maintenance services as they are the best way to enjoy the lifespan of your new furnace.
Contact us today for furnace installation and let’s get started.