How Long Does It Take for A Professional to Install a Furnace?
If you’re a homeowner, there’s a good chance you’ll need to have a new furnace installed someday. It’s not a job that most people know how to do themselves, nor should they – you’ll need to hire a professional to install natural gas or electric furnaces.
Redman Services gives you a quick rundown of the furnace installation process. The most common question in the installation process is what happens during the installation of a new furnace and how long does it take for a professional to install a furnace?
Furnace Installation Steps
Before we get into the question of install time for a furnace installation professional to complete the job, let’s first discuss everything that goes into placing a new furnace into a home. Typically, you’ll have at least two visits during this process. First is a visit to determine your heating needs and which furnace model you want to have installed. A furnace that has too much heating capability for your size home will result in a waste of heat energy. You need the proper size to generate heat to accurately cover the entire floor plan of your house. The second visit includes the installation. Subsequent visits may be needed to complete furnace installation depending on the needs of your home.
Selecting a Furnace
First, the technician will measure the space where the furnace will go and assess your current heating system. Next, a Manual J calculation is performed to determine the heating load of your home. This will tell your technician the appropriate size for your new furnace.
Your HVAC technician can help you determine which type of furnace is best for your home, as there are many different brands and models available. Our experts want to find the most energy-efficient solution.
Installing a Furnace
Once you’ve chosen the new furnace model you want, we will set a date for installation. Depending on the furnace you choose, the unit may need to be ordered, which can take some time. Once it arrives, our team will remove the existing furnace and install the new unit according to manufacturer specifications.
Choose the right location
The furnace should be installed in a central location, away from any windows or doors. In many cases, the new furnace is installed in the same location as the old unit.
Prepare the area
Remove any flammable materials from the area around the furnace and make sure there’s plenty of ventilation. The old furnace is uninstalled and removed from the home.
Install the base plate
The base plate is what the furnace will be mounted on. It’s important to level the base plate so that the furnace will sit evenly.
Mount the furnace
Properly mount the new furnace on the base plate. We are careful not to over-tighten the screws, which could damage the unit.
Connect power sources
The new furnace is wired to access electricity and is connected to natural gas, your technician may need to make gas line modifications to properly connect the gas line to your new heating system. If you choose an oil furnace, you will need oil piping connected to your unit.
Connect the venting system
The venting system helps to remove any fumes or heat that escape from the furnace. We make sure all of the connections are tight and free of leaks.
Once everything is hooked up, we turn on the power and test out the unit to make sure it’s working properly. The intake and airflow of the system are checked and adjusted as needed, as well as all operating and safety controls.
How Long Does It Take for a Professional to Install a Furnace?
A new furnace is a big investment, and you want to be sure it’s installed properly. The good news is that most furnaces can be installed relatively quickly by a professional. On average, furnace installation time takes about four to ten hours, depending on the model and size of the unit.
However, there are a few things that can impact how long the installation process takes. If the furnace is being installed in an older home, for example, additional time may be needed to make sure the unit is properly vented. In addition, if any repairs are needed to the ductwork, that can also add to the installation time. Ultimately, though, a professional should be able to get your new furnace up and running in just a few hours.
When it comes to your home’s HVAC system, it’s important to make sure that you have a skilled professional handle the installation of your new furnace. While it might be tempting to try to save a few dollars by doing it yourself or hiring an inexperienced contractor, this is generally a bad idea. Not only is there a risk of doing damage to your home and harm to yourself, but an improperly installed furnace can be less efficient and lead to higher energy bills. With so much at stake, it’s definitely worth it to invest in the services of a skilled professional who can ensure that your new furnace is installed correctly.
Quality Furnace Installation Services
Installing a furnace can be a daunting task. It’s important to have the installation done by a professional in order to ensure that everything is done correctly and safely. Redman Services has been providing quality furnace installation services for nearly 75 years. We are experts in our field, and we take pride in our work. Contact us today for a new furnace consultation, and let us help you get your home ready for winter!