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What Can Go Wrong During Furnace Installation? This Can

Getting a brand-new furnace installation in Winter Springs is exciting, but there’s a bit of setup that goes into it. The most important day for your heater is the day it’s installed because it sets the tone for how it will operate for the rest of its lifespan. Let’s take a look at what can go wrong during installation so you’ll know what to look for.

The Unit Can Be Sized Wrong

If your furnace is too small, it will struggle to heat your home. If it’s too big, the heating cycles are short, but there’s a downside to that as well.

Oversized heaters simply use too much energy, and if you don’t truly need one, you’re spending a lot of power just to heat your home when you don’t really need to. Now, the shorter cycle is nice and all, but heaters with a higher output also cost more upfront.

If your system is sized wrong, it can cause issues. That’s why the pre-installation appointment is so important: it allows your technician to adequately size your new furnace so you keep your budget in check, and don’t run into issues post-installation.

Awful Calibration at the Time of Setup

Your furnace isn’t simply hooked up and optimized right off the bat–it takes fine-tuning from your technicians. For one, your new furnace needs to be set up to communicate with your thermostat and receive signals from it throughout the day. If your furnace isn’t calibrated properly, it can make it appear broken when it works fine, or overwork it and make it hotter in your home than you want it to be.

The good thing is that the thermostat can be calibrated later by you, so long as you have the manual and a bit of patience. But beyond that? Your technician needs to make sure it’s set up at the time of installation.

Ignoring Manufacturer Specifications

The manufacturer of your furnace has specifications for how it has to be installed, and if those conditions aren’t met at the time of installation, it can void your warranty. It would be the fault of the technician, but you still want to avoid this whenever possible.

If there’s a true manufacturer defect that pops up a few months later, you want to know that you’re covered without any issues. We know the ins and outs of how these warranties work and ensure proper installation every single time.

Uncovering Bad Insulation (or Realizing There Is None)

Your ductwork should be insulated. It prevents unnecessary heat loss, ensures your ducts don’t heat up when you’re cooling your home in the summer with those same ducts, and saves you money. Sometimes, homeowners are surprised to find that there’s no insulation around their current ductwork and that they’ve been wasting money heating their home.

Let’s Get Your Furnace Installed

Now that you know what can go wrong during a furnace installation, it’s time to work with a professional team of technicians so you won’t have to worry about anything on this list. That’s us–contact us with a phone call or submit a form here on our website, and we’ll start your furnace installation project with you.

Contact us today to schedule your furnace installation as soon as possible.

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