Doing Your Part to Keep Your HVAC System Running

A few months ago, my air conditioner completely died. I woke up in the middle of the night covered in sweat, and I didn't know what to do. The next day, I called an HVAC expert, and they came out to inspect my system. It turned out that it had failed because of filthy filters and a clogged return duct, which made me sick to my stomach. I had caused the problem, and I needed to learn how to fix things. My HVAC professional taught me a few easy maintenance techniques that I didn't know before, so that I could maintain my new system. Check out this blog to learn more about HVAC yourself.

3 Tips For Installing A New Furnace


The installation day for your new furnace is a big event. If you have never had your furnace placed, you may be wondering about how to get ready and what to expect. There are a few easy steps you can take to get ready for a new furnace installation.

Plan Your Day Around The Install

Installing a new furnace can take longer than many homeowners realize. The time will depend on factors such as the size of your home and the condition of your existing ductwork. You should always plan to be home and available for several hours on the day of your furnace install.

The technicians that install your furnace will be moving a lot of heavy equipment. Cleaning your home to prepare for the installation will make the process go more smoothly. Clear out the install location and make sure there is a clear path from the entryway. Move photo frames and other breakable items, as well as objects on the floor that could be a tripping hazard.

Choose The Right Size Of Furnace

You no doubt want the best furnace you can find within your budget, but this doesn't mean get the biggest furnace in your budget. A furnace that is too big for the house it's installed in will turn on and off more frequently than it should, a problem known as short cycling. A short-cycling furnace wastes energy and often has a shorter lifespan than average due to the strain of starting and stopping so frequently.

The heat output of a furnace is measured in BTUs. If you know the square footage of your home, you can estimate how many BTUs you need. If you live in a hot climate, you should aim for 30 to 40 BTU per square foot. Temperate areas are served well with 40 to 45 BTU per square foot, and cold climates can need up to 60 BTU per square foot.

Consider Add-Ons During Installation

If you're already getting a new furnace, it's a good time to think about other add-ons that could be installed on the same day. Installing a programmable thermostat will give you more precise control over your furnace's temperature and energy use. You can also consider inline air purifiers or humidifiers to improve your home's air quality.

A new furnace can revitalize your HVAC system and keep you more comfortable while slashing energy costs. Use these tips to get the most out of your new furnace installation.

To learn more, contact a heating installation contractor.


30 March 2020