When it comes time to install a new furnace into your home, you might not be sure of what to expect during the process. Because furnaces usually last for 20 years or longer, most homeowners will only need to install a new furnace once or twice, even if they spend their whole adult life in the house. Keep these four ideas in mind when putting in a new heating system or when you are getting furnace repairs Newmarket.
1. No Heat During the Installation
In order to perform a heating system installation, the technicians will need to disassemble the old system. As a result, there will be no heat in your home while the work is taking place. Most technicians do a lot of heating system installations, and the process usually only takes a few hours. For your comfort, consider scheduling the installation for a mild day or a day when you will be out of the house.
2. Gas and Electricity May Be Turned Off
To safely install a gas furnace, the heating system technicians will need to temporarily turn off the natural gas and electricity to part or all of your house. This is for their safety and the safety of your family. If you were planning to use hot water, the oven, clothes dryer or other major appliances, you might need to reorganize your schedule. The technicians will restore the electricity and natural gas as quickly as possible, and they will test it all to ensure that everything is working properly before they leave your property.
3. Technicians Going In and Out of Your Home
The technicians will have a lot of equipment to bring into and out of your home. They will be disassembling the old furnace, taking out its parts, bringing in new furnace and retrieving supplies and equipment such as lubricants and duct parts. If you have a dog or cat that might try to run out the door during all the activity, be sure to secure the pet in a different room.
4. Sounds From the Power Tools and Equipment
Installing a heating system requires the use of power tools and equipment. You might hear sounds such as drilling. If new air ducts are being installed, you might also hear some hammering sounds. Dismantling of the old heating system might also generate some noise. Once the heating system is installed, the technicians will test it to ensure that it is running as desired. Once the system is going, you may hear sounds from the air handler’s fan. These sounds are a normal part of the operations of any heating system.