OK, your heating system is 25 years old, it’s inefficient and undersized. You get on the telephone and call around and determine that a new furnace does not actually cost that much. It’s the installment labor that runs up the expense! So, you think you’ll just change out the furnace on your own and save a bundle? Seems pretty good on the surface? Why Not? Well, here’s why not.
Furnace and central air conditioning specialists have a lot of training. They understand how to do the job correctly and they know the incorrect ways to perform the task, they own the equipment for proper installment and testing and they’ve been trained in the best ways to get the AC repair job done safely and efficiently. This is definitely a circumstance where what you don’t know can harm you.
Central air conditioning units have to be installed by certified technicians. The coolant that is pumped through the unit is captured and saved. Releasing this coolant into the atmosphere produce environmental destruction. You need to be qualified and licensed to handle the coolant associateded with air conditioning replacement, maintenance or installation.
A fundamental part of the job is choosing which new unit ought to be installed. An experienced HVAC contractor can counsel you on what unit is most effective for your home and your circumstance. Brand, model, sizing and efficiency are each important aspects in selecting an HVAC system.
The routine for 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 detached from the old unit. The old central heater is taken out. Removing a heating system out of a furnace closet is oftentimes more difficult than anticipated. The installer will carry the old unit off, and probably recycle it. The heater location is then cleaned and prepared to receive the new unit.
Prior to installment of the new unit, the ductwork will likely need to be modified to fit. When the new unit is in place, and the ductwork, the plumbing, electrical wiring and gas and refrigerant lines are all correctly connected, the gas lines and the HVAC system is tested. The specialist will also run the system and inspect for carbon monoxide, a dangerous combustion byproduct that can leak in to the heated air if the unit is deficient or the setup is performed improperly. The thermostat might also have to be upgraded, programmed and tested.
So, altogether, the replacement of a heating system is a challenging job. It requires specialized tools, parts, education and expertise. It’s a job most effectively delegated to the pros who know what they are doing. Give your professional HVAC compny a call. He will do a good job and save you money and grief 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 task to a professional.