One of the most important aspects of buying a new furnace is ensuring that it is installed properly in your home. An improper installation by a low-quality contractor can lead to short- and long-term problems that will affect your system's efficiency, safety and performance. Today we're going to talk about what goes into a proper furnace installation and what can happen if your heating system is not installed the right way in your St. Louis area home!
What goes into a proper furnace installation?
- The right furnace size is chosen. Before your furnace installation even begins, your contractor needs to figure out what size of a furnace your home requires. A high-quality contractor like Jerry Kelly will take many factors into account when evaluating your home's heating requirements, including square footage, insulation levels, windows, heat-generating appliances and more.
- The system is installed according to industry standards. Installing a furnace is not a simple task. In order to be done correctly, a furnace installation needs to be performed by someone with the proper knowledge, skills and training. At Jerry Kelly, all of our installers are NATE-certified and know exactly how to install a furnace in a way that maximizes your system's efficiency and performance levels.
- Airflow is tested. After your furnace is installed, your installer should test your system's airflow to ensure that the right amount of warm air can be delivered to every part of your home.
- System is checked for safety. During a proper furnace installation, your installer should check every part of your system (like its heat exchanger, burners and venting system) that could lead to a safety hazard and ensure that they are functioning properly.
What can happen if your furnace installation is done improperly?
- You'll lose money in the long run. An improper installation can lead to all kinds of problems with your furnace. Many of these problems will require frequent repairs and reduce your furnace's efficiency. That means that you'll have to spend a lot of money on your furnace throughout its operating life, which will cost you much more than what you might save by having your system installed by a low-cost, low-quality contractor.
- Your home won't stay comfortable. In addition to costing you money, an improper furnace installation will make your home less comfortable because your system won't be able to perform adequately enough to meet your home's heating requirements.
- Your system could be a safety hazard. If your furnace isn't installed the right way, it could lead to fire hazards or carbon monoxide leaks. That's why you should only trust a high-quality and well-respected contractor like Jerry Kelly when installing a fuel-burning appliance like your furnace.
If you have any questions about a proper furnace installation, or if you'd like a heating system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your Saint Charles, MO, heating and cooling contractor. We service the St. Louis area, including towns like St. Paul, St. Peters and Town and Country.
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