Did you know your choice of installer is even more important than the new furnace you select? One of the most common reasons for furnace service calls is improper installation—even more than service calls for defective equipment. Your furnace will only deliver efficient heating when it’s installed correctly. Improper installation by someone who lacks the correct training can lead to costly, time-consuming problems later.
Your installer should be NATE-certified and an ACCA member
The right sized furnace is critical for proper performance. A furnace that’s too small won’t keep you comfortable when it’s cold, and a furnace that’s too large will cycle on and off too often—which means undue wear and tear, inconsistent heating, and expensive, wasteful energy bills.
A reputable dealer like New Berlin Heating & Air Conditioning will have completed a load calculation before recommending a furnace for your home. Once the system is calibrated to meet your specific heating needs, only a NATE-certified technician should install it by following the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) guidelines.
Your installer must be able to modify ductwork
An installer who is replacing your old furnace may find the ductwork is in bad shape and needs repair or replacement. Ductwork must be designed and installed for proper airflow. An amateur without sheet metal experience will have a hard time performing these jobs.
Improper installation may nullify your warranty
When it comes to investing in your home, you want the best products, guaranteed to last a lifetime. What’s more important is making sure those products are installed correctly so you get the most out of them. Many manufacturer warranties require that only qualified HVAC professionals install your new furnace.
Working with a properly certified HVAC professional to handle your furnace installation is a great way to avoid warranty disputes due to improper installation. And remember, the easiest way to meet warranty maintenance requirements is to enter into a long-term maintenance agreement with your installer.
Arrange for an expert to perform your installation
There are many reasons why you should leave furnace installation to an experienced HVAC professional. Be sure to arrange for an expert like New Berlin Heating for installation, which can be even more important than the equipment you choose. Having your furnace installed, serviced, and maintained by a professional will save you thousands of dollars over time.
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