We know that a furnace replacement is an investment, and you might be tempted to install the unit yourself to save some money. There are many HVAC tasks that can be safely completed by you or a friend, but HVAC installation is not one of them.
KCA Services wants your heater replacement to start off on the right foot. The installation process can set the tone for the entire lifespan of the unit — that’s over 10 years of dealing with avoidable mistakes! As a local heater company in Boerne, we have seen these errors more than we’d like to. Instead, listen to why a professional HVAC contractor is your best option for furnace installation.
Furnace Installation Safety
A furnace isn’t just an appliance that’s plugged into a wall. Furnaces are connected to your home’s electrical system, and they must be properly connected to either the gas source or electrical source. Gas and electricity are not things you want to mess around with if you don’t have the knowledge to do the project correctly.
If you attempt to install the system yourself, you’re risking:
- Electrical fires
- Gas leaks
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
Avoid these stressful dangers by trusting in a certified HVAC contractor for your furnace installation. You’ll be able to rest easy and feel confident in the health of your heating system – plus you’ll never have to worry about the safety of your family or home.
Most homeowners don’t know the extent of work a heater installation takes. The old unit needs to be removed safely and disposed of, the new unit needs to be arranged properly and connected — there are many places where things can go wrong. Professional HVAC contractors have access to specialized tools, and the knowledge to use them efficiently. They know how to handle metal, electrical wiring and any other material they need to. Your technician can also make sure to properly recycle your old furnace.
Other System Components
You may feel that you can take one heating unit out and put another in its place, but do you know how to address all the other components of the system? You will also need to assess your air ducts and vents to ensure that air is moving properly to your home. If you skip this step, you will likely regret it later.
A major perk of working with professional technicians is their limitless expertise and advice. They know how to help you choose the right type, brand and size of furnace. Don’t underestimate the importance of selecting the furnace that will serve your home for over 10 years! And don’t forget that expert adjustments can change the efficiency of your unit when it’s running.
Your new heating system will likely come with a warranty attached. The HVAC contractor will usually present you with this information, and give you an opportunity to ask any questions. Using a professional may also bring you service warranties for a limited time, ensuring your system makes it through the beginning of its life. You want to make sure any damage that happens during the installation is covered under the insured warranty as well.
Let Us Do What We Do Best
In the end, KCA Services wants to make your furnace installation stress-free. We have the tools and knowledge to do that, and all you have to do is give us a call. Don’t suffer through the hassle of installing a heater yourself when you can start your service request today!