If you need a new heating system in your home, you will need to talk with a furnace installer about the process of removing your old system and installing a new one. Depending on the heating system you will use, furnace installation can involve several weeks of work and may involve opening walls to run pipes or ductwork throughout the house.
Heating System Failure
If the heating system or furnace in your house stops working because the old one is beyond repair, you will need to make some choices. One option is to replace the existing furnace with the same type you have, or you could use the opportunity to upgrade to a new, more efficient heating system that will save on energy and pay for itself over time.
Because there are several popular types of heating systems or furnaces available for residential use, you will need to talk with a heating contractor or furnace installer about the options you have and the best solution for your current situation. If you are opting for a direct replacement, you can save some time and money, but if you want to upgrade, you need to know what you are facing for time, cost, and associated construction work.
Heating System Replacement
The contractor or furnace installer putting in your new furnace will first need to remove the old one. Depending on the size of the furnace and the type, this can take several days to do before any installation work begins.
Direct replacement furnace installations are the easiest to do, and the furnace installer will often use the original plumbing for a boiler or ductwork for a hot air system. If you are upgrading from hot air to a boiler, the process can look much different because all new plumbing will be necessary for the system to work.
In an existing home, the furnace installer may need to open up some walls to run the pipes, causing damage that will need repair after the system is installed. While most contractors try to keep this to a minimum, the potential is there. Discuss the installation plan with the installer before the work starts.
If you opt to use the old ductwork and do a direct replacement, it is good to have the ducts professionally cleaned before they are connected to the new furnace. This will ensure dust, dirt, and anything in the ducts is removed so your new furnace can run at its peak efficiency and warm your home with clean air, keeping your family safe and warm all winter.
To learn more information about furnace installation, reach out to an HVAC company near you.