If you need a new heater installed in your home, you may contemplate a DIY project. You’ve done some research online and watched a few videos. You may feel confident that the project is easy enough to tackle without a pro.
You may even have a friend or family member who says they know how to install a new heater. However, a DIY heater project could leave you needing professional help anyway – and costing more money in the long run. Learn why you should trust a professional for your heating installation.
We Safely Take Your Old Heater Out
Heater installation first requires that we take out the old furnace. This can be the longest, most difficult part of the installation process. A team of professionals can ensure that your old unit gets removed safely without any damage to the structure.
For example, if you have a gas furnace it’s crucial to be careful when disconnecting the gas line. Removing your furnace the wrong way may lead to a gas leak or damage to your gas line. Small errors can lead to costly additional repairs.
Heating professionals also understand the size and spacing available for a new unit. You want the new heating unit to be the right physical size, but you also need to think about the furnace power. Is it strong enough to heat your home based on the square footage?
A unit with too little capacity may not heat your home properly. A unit designed to heat a much larger space can cost you more than you really need to spend. A heating professional can assess your needs and get the right fit the first time.
We Make the Right Connections
When it’s time to install your new unit, you want it done right. Small errors can make your unit less efficient, costing more on your energy bill each month. Errors can also lead to avoidable wear and tear over time that can cost you years on the life of your unit.
Our heating technicians securely bolt your unit to the floor and connect all components securely for the best efficiency. They can also review your entire ventilation system, which includes ductwork and vents. If any area of your system needs repair or replacement, they can take care of these things during the installation.
Once everything is in place, it’s time to connect your new furnace to its power source. Both electric and gas furnaces require proper wiring. If wires aren’t handled correctly, they are a potential fire hazard.
Gas furnaces require additional safety steps because of the gas lines. You want to have a licensed professional handling and connecting your existing wiring and gas lines. Our team of technicians receives special training so there is no guesswork involved.
We Test Out the New Heater
The last step is testing your new furnace to make sure it works properly. Our team of professionals turns on your unit and checks the ductwork again for air leaks and functioning.
They feel the air coming out of each vent to ensure that each room heats equally. They make any adjustments and then leave you with instructions and best practices to keep your new heater in peak condition.