How to Prepare for a New Furnace
When you need a new furnace, there are some steps you can take to make the whole process easier. Given the expense of purchasing a furnace, it’s important to do things the right way.
You should have a professional from an HVAC company assess your home to determine the size of furnace you need. They’ll calculate this based on the home’s square footage, the height of the ceilings, the number of windows, the quality and extent of the insulation and other factors.
It’s important to get a furnace that’s the right size for your space. One that is too small or large won’t be able to operate efficiently. It will also have a greatly reduced lifespan and could quite possibly require frequent repairs.
1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air in Asheville, NC, installs energy-efficient furnaces. Our team will always recommend a furnace that’s the right size for your home.
Clean the Furnace Area
Once you’ve decided on the new furnace, prepare your home for the furnace installers. Clear a path to your furnace and its surrounding area. This will speed up the installation process and make it easier for the installers to do the job right. Make sure you remove all tripping hazards. If the installers need to go down a hallway, remove pictures from the walls and other obstructions.
Day of Installation
Installing a new furnace can take anywhere from a few hours to an entire day. Removing the old furnace is often the most time-intensive part of the process. Let the HVAC company know what time works best with your schedule.
Ask about having a new thermostat installed. It should be either a programmable or smart thermostat. New thermostats can take advantage of all the advanced features of your new furnace.
At 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air, our NATE-certified technicians install, repair and tune up furnaces, air conditioners and packaged systems. We also offer mini-split systems, indoor air quality systems, air handlers, thermostats, solar solutions and garage heaters. Get in touch with us today to find out more or to schedule an appointment.