Six Things to Know About Proper Furnace Installation in New Albany, Ohio.
Since 1986, we have serviced and installed heating and cooling systems in the Galena, Sunbury, Centerburg, Delaware, New Albany, Westerville, Worthington, Powell, Lewis Center, and Columbus, Ohio.
A furnace is going to be one of the most critical investments you’ll make for your home. Installed properly, the furnace will significantly control the comfort of the home. If the installation is faulty, your rooms will lack comfort or your utility bills could increase. Also, your furnace will be a threat to the safety of you and your home.
If you need a furnace, furnace repair or maintenance, it is imperative you contract a reputable installer such as Wise Heating & Cooling that knows all the safety measures and guidelines that ensure your furnace is safe, keeping you and loved ones warm and away from harm.
When it’s time to install or work on your furnace, make sure the contractor knows and can inform you of the following six topics.
1. Ventilation has to be compliant with the furnace’s installation regulations and requirements. While old vent systems may need maintenance, as long as they are compatible, they can be used with any new installation. Either way, always work with a contractor that knows duct work.
2. A contractor needs to know your load calculation to determine the home’s cooling and heating needs. Calculations will include square footage of the house, number of rooms and occupants, and projected usage.
3. There are strict guidelines and restrictions about gas-fired furnaces and their location in the home.
4. Putting a furnace into a garage requires specific elevation height and positioning. Your contractor will know when to observe point of ignition and how far the furnace should be from a path leading to the garage area.
5. There are certain rules to follow: underfoot furnaces must be near a light source in order to monitor their operation; suspended furnaces have to be elevated at least six inches above the ground.
6. Once installed, a new furnace has to be inspected. The contractor should leave you a detailed description of the installation for the building inspector’s review. Chimneys will also have to be inspected to ensure they are in compliance.
The operation of your furnace will be optimized if your due diligence ends with the hiring of a qualified contractor. Make sure the contractor has solid experience, licensing, insurance, and offers a guarantee and warranty on their work. With the right contractor, you and your loved ones can look forward to a strong performance from your furnace and better living.