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5 Furnace Installation Tips Homeowners Need to Know

Keep reading to learn the top five furnace installation tips that all homeowners need to know.


When we reach the coldest days of winter, you want to have a furnace that you can rely on for consistent heat. If you’re in the market for a new furnace, you may be wondering what to expect from a furnace installation. But before you get that far, you need to prepare for your new heating system with these furnace installation tips.

Then when you’re ready to invest in a new furnace for your home you can give us a call to schedule a heater installation for Gladstone, OR. Keep reading to learn the top five furnace installation tips that all homeowners need to know. 

1. Know Your Current Heating System

If you’re installing one furnace to replace an older furnace, that’s easy. But if you’re replacing a different type of heating system with a furnace there may be a little more work involved. You need to know what type of system you have now and where any existing ductwork, electrical or gas lines, and air vents go. Some components may be compatible with a new furnace, but others are not. Be sure to let your technician know about your current heating system so they can talk you through the steps of replacing it with a new furnace.

2. Choose an Installer With Experience

You want a furnace installer who is professional and has the experience to back their service. So much of new heating or cooling system installation is learned over the years through actually installing and maintaining the systems. You want to choose a partner that has the right expertise. You’ll have a variety of add-on options to choose from including humidifiers and whole-home air purifiers. The right contractor will be able to outline all of your options and help you choose what fits your personal heating needs.

3. Establish a Relationship

Once you choose an installer for your new furnace, stick with that company for all of your heating needs. Their team will learn more about your home and furnace with each maintenance or service call. Then they can use that history to offer personal recommendations for the future. They know exactly which repairs or replacements you’ve had and when. They can even establish patterns that may be impacting the wear and tear to your heating system.

4. Buy a New System

You may be tempted to save some money and go for a used unit that’s a little cheaper. Experts advise against this because you don’t know about any potential problems a used furnace has. Plus with a used unit you can wave goodbye to any manufacturer’s warranty. 

5. Choose the Right Size

You need a furnace that fits the size of your house. If you have a smaller home, you need a smaller furnace. If you have a larger home, you may need a larger furnace. Either way, have a professional assess your overall home space and offer a professional recommendation about what size furnace to choose.

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