OK, your furnace is 25 years old, it’s inefficient and undersized. You get on the telephone and phone around and figure out that a brand-new air conditioner does not actually cost a lot. It’s the installment labour that runs up the expense! So, you think you’ll just change out the heating system on your own and keep a bundle? Seems pretty good on the surface? Why Not? Well, here’s why not.
Furnace and central air conditioning specialists get a great deal of training in Air Conditioner Repair. They know the best ways to get the job done correctly and they know the wrong ways to perform the task, they have the instruments for proper installation and testing and they’ve been trained in the best ways to get the job done safely and efficiently. This is definitely a circumstance where what you don’t know can hurt you.
Central air conditioning units need to be installed by professional specialists. The coolant that is pumped through the unit is captured and saved. Discharging this coolant into the atmosphere results in environmental degradation. You need to be trained and licensed to deal with the coolant involved in air conditioning replacement, maintenance or installation.
A fundamental part of the job is determining which new unit should be installed. A knowledgeable HVAC professional can counsel you on which unit is most effective for your home and your circumstance. Brand, model, sizing and efficiency are all critical aspects in selecting an HVAC system.
The routine when replacing a central heater is, roughly, as follows. The gas lines, plumbing, refrigerant lines and electrical are detached, capped and protected, as needed. The ductwork is detached from the existing unit. The old central heater is taken out. Getting a heating system from a furnace closet is often more difficult than anticipated. The installer will haul the existing unit off, and most likely recycle it. The heater area is then cleaned and readied to receive the new system.
Before installment of the new system, the ductwork will likely need to be modified to fit. Once the new unit is in place, and the ductwork, the plumbing, electrical wiring and gas and refrigerant lines are all correctly attached, the gas lines and the HVAC unit is tested. The specialist will also run the furnace and check for carbon monoxide, a dangerous combustion byproduct that can pass into the heated air if the system is damaged or the setup is done improperly. The thermostat may also have to be replaced, programmed and tested.
So, altogether, the replacement of a furnace is a challenging task. It needs specialised tools, components, education and expertise. It’s a project most effectively left to to the professionals who understand what they are undertaking. Give your professional HVAC compny a phone call. He will do a good job and save you money and trouble in the long run. He are so good, he will make it look easy. You might think, I could have done that! But, you made the right decision leaving the job to a professional.