Having a reliable furnace that runs efficiently helps ensure that your home stays warm and your energy bills stay low this winter. If it’s time to replace the furnace in your Dayton home, there are certain things to take into consideration beforehand.
In most cases, an HVAC contractor will put your new furnace in the same place as your old one. If you’re considering having furnace installation done in a different part of your home or if you’re having one put into a brand-new home, keep in mind that certain areas are off limits. For example, gas furnaces can’t be installed in bathrooms or bedrooms for safety reasons. If your new furnace will be in the attic, it has to have a 5-foot space above it.
Don’t assume that your current venting system will work with your new furnace. If you have an older one, make sure that your HVAC contractor checks your ductwork to determine if it needs adjustments or additions. If you do end up needing changes made to your ductwork, remember that this will increase the amount of time your furnace installation project will take.
Accurate Load Calculation
Your HVAC contractor should consider several factors when determining an accurate load calculation for your home. In addition to considering the size of your home, other factors include the local climate and the number of people living under your roof. This helps your contractor ensure that your new furnace will be able to heat your home efficiently all winter long.
Before your HVAC contractor arrives to do furnace installation, you should take steps to ensure that there is a safe work environment. This includes clearing out the area that your contractor will be working in.
If you need a new furnace this winter, contact Detmer and Sons, Inc. We offer HVAC services in the Dayton area, including furnace installation and repair.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Dayton, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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