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Avoid These Furnace Installation Issues
DIY Furnace Installation: It’s Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be!
If your furnace is installed poorly, it puts your heating system, home, and even your family in danger. The risks are just too big to take. It may be tempting to cut corners to save costs on the installation, but it’s just not worth it. Read on to see why.
Your furnace installation really lays the groundwork for getting off on the right foot with your new heating system. Whether you are moving into a new home, or simply upgrading your furnace equipment, it’s critical that the installation follow all safety measures. If your furnace is poorly installed, it can set off a chain of events that could wind up with you having to replace the whole system AND have a new one installed again – or worse. While proper furnace installation does cost more than DIY methods, the peace of mind you’ll gain, knowing your equipment – and your family- are safe and secure, is priceless.
So, what could go wrong with a poorly installed furnace? Literally Everything.
Some of the biggest risks of unprofessional installation include:
Safety risks: Fire, electrocution, burns, exposed wiring, bodily injury, poisoning, and more are just a few of the examples of the safety risks posed by an amateur installation.
Reduced system efficiency: When your furnace isn’t installed properly, it’s not going to work properly either. While it may seem OK at first, ultimately, you’re not going to be getting the efficiency you need, and it will end up costing more in the long run. The shoddy installation definitely won’t seem worth it when your energy bills skyrocket because the heater can’t seem to get – or keep – your home at the right temperature.
Lack of comfort: While it may not sound like a big deal, one of the top reasons people seek repair for their furnace is due to a lack of comfort with the temperature in their home. What’s the point of installing or upgrading a new heater, only to have it leave you chilly all winter? If you can’t get your home to the desired temperature, you’re paying energy bills for a system that is mediocre at best.
Increased wear and tear on your system: Substandard installation doesn’t just affect how well your furnace works. It also impacts the strain and stress put on your heating system. Poorly installed HVAC systems have a reduced lifespan because they have to work much harder to get even a basic level of heating or cooling. If poor installation is causing your heat pump to run all of the time, or the airflow to be restricted, your heater needs to work overtime just to do the bare minimum, let alone keep you comfortable.
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Poor furnace installation is more common than you may think. Some reports indicate most furnaces are installed improperly, and the percentage may actually be as high as 90%! Fortunately, our Needham energy experts are highly skilled and trained at impeccable installation, the first time! We will make sure all of your equipment is installed according to manufacturer specifications and all safety standards, and we provide a 100% Complete Satisfaction Guarantee on all equipment installations.