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 new furnace does not actually cost that a lot. It’s the installation labour that runs up the cost! So, you think you’ll simply change out the furnace yourself and save a bundle? Seems rather good on the surface? Why Not? Well, here’s reasons why not.
Heating system and air conditioning specialists have a great deal of training in AC Repair and installation.. They know how to get the job done properly and they recognize the wrong ways to perform the task, they own the instruments for correct installment and testing and they’ve been educated in the best ways to get the job done carefully and effectively. This is certainly a situation in which what you don’t know can hurt you.
Central air conditioning systems need to be installed by certified technicians. The coolant that is pumped through the system is captured and saved. Discharging this coolant in to the atmosphere produce environmental degradation. You have to be qualified and licensed to deal with the coolant associateded with air conditioning replacement, repair or installation.
A fundamental part of the job is determining which new system ought to be installed. A knowledgeable HVAC professional can advise you on what unit is best for your home and your situation. Brand, model, sizing and efficiency are each critical aspects in selecting an HVAC unit.
The routine for replacing a central heater is, roughly, as follows. The gas lines, plumbing, refrigerant lines and electrical are disconnected, capped and secured, as required. The ductwork is disconnected from the old unit. The old central heater is taken out. Removing a heating system out of a furnace closet is often more challenging than anticipated. The installer will haul the existing unit away, and most likely recycle it. The heater location is then cleaned and prepared to receive the fresh unit.
Before installation of the new system, the ductwork will likely have to be customized to fit. Once 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 unit is tested. The technician will also run the system and inspect for carbon monoxide, a dangerous combustion by-product that can leak in to the heated air if the unit is deficient or the installation is done incorrectly. The thermostat might also need to be replaced, programmed and tested.
So, altogether, the replacement of a heating system is a complicated job. It requires specialised tools, components, training and experience. It’s a job most effectively left to to the pros who know what they are doing. Give your qualified HVAC compny a phone call. He will do a good job and save you money and grief in the long run. He are so proficient, he will make things appear easy. You may think, I could have done that! However, you made the right choice giving the job to a professional.