How to Prepare for a Furnace Replacement the Right Way
The thought of getting a new furnace can be extremely exciting, especially if your old heater has constantly been breaking down on you. While you’re likely dreaming about relaxing in the warmth your new furnace is going to provide, you need to first think about getting it installed. Continue reading to learn some successful tips on how to prepare for your next furnace replacement.
Perform Some Initial Research
If your heating system is reaching the end of its lifespan, it’s likely that you’re thinking about purchasing another one. It’s a good idea to do some initial research into the type of furnace that you want. There have been a lot of technological advancements over the last couple of decades in the HVAC industry.
It’s likely that you may find you want to have some other upgraded components installed at the same time you get your new furnace. Some examples of these include a whole-home purification system and a smart thermostat. By doing some initial research, you can also determine what the estimated price is going to be for your system and how you’re going to plan on paying for it.
Consult a Heating Specialist
Once you have a good idea of what you’re looking for, it’s time to call in a heating specialist. The specialist can help evaluate your residence and listen to your needs to determine which furnace is going to be the best fit. They can also explain new features and answer any questions that you may have regarding a potential furnace.
Once you pick out which unit you want to have installed, your heating specialist will order it for you. Go ahead and set up an installation date so that you have an idea of when the replacement is going to take place. Additionally, you want to ask the heating specialist whether they’ll be responsible for removing the old furnace from your property. Now is also a good time to ask how they’ll be bringing in the new system in what they need you to do before their arrival.
Clean Up Your Home
The day before your installation appointment, you want to take some time and clean up the space that your heating specialist will be working in. This includes the area around the furnace, the route that they’ll be taking to bring the furnace into your house, the electrical panel, and the fuel line. You want all of these spaces to be free from obstruction so that your heating specialist can get to work and not have to worry about getting injured.
Mind Your Children and Pets
Another preparation tip to keep in mind is that you’ll need to have a place designated for your children and pets to be while your furnace is getting installed. You don’t just want to have your dogs roaming around the house and interrupting the installation specialists. Additionally, you don’t want to have your children bombarding them with tons of questions or constantly getting in their way.
Clear Out Your Driveway
At your initial consultation appointment, you should’ve discussed with your heating specialist how they’re going to be bringing the new furnace into your home. It’s highly likely that they’ll be pulling into your driveway, and then unloading it to bring into your front door or your basement door. It’s best to move your cars out of the driveway to give them adequate space to maneuver the furnace.
Plan to Be Available
On the day that you have your new furnace installed, you want to make yourself available to your heating technician. It’s a good idea not to schedule any meetings or appointments. Your heating technician will likely have some questions for you, like where your electrical panel is located and potentially where your fuel line is at. The more available you are to answer their questions, the quicker they’re going to be able to install your replacement furnace.
Once your new furnace has been installed, you should be going over how to operate it with your heating service technician. Any questions that you have regarding the new heater should be asked now so that they can answer them while you’re both at the furnace. Additionally, you want to write down information like the serial number and where you need to go to register the warranty on your new unit.
Reliable Heating Service
Jeffries Heating & Air + Plumbing provides reliable heating services to the Somerset, KY, community. We can also assist with all of your cooling, drain cleaning, and plumbing needs. Call us today to set up an appointment with our experienced service technicians.