With Christmas and winter just around the corner, having a reliable furnace is one of the primary requirements every homeowner should consider. Thanks to the internet and YouTube, these days everyone thinks that they can be DIY experts when it comes to handling household furnace repair and installations.
However, what many of us forget is that experts give these DIY videos and instructions, but those who follow them are amateurs and lack the professional experience. These scenarios leave room for plenty of mistakes. When it comes to DIY furnace installation, there are some crucial mistakes that you should avoid at all cost. These mistakes are:
1. The Correct Furnace Size
Many homeowners lack the professional knowledge and experience to determine the correct furnace size for their homes. Many have the assumption that having a bigger furnace is much better compared to a medium-sized or smaller furnace. Having the right furnace size will guarantee you a furnace system that is more efficient and functional. A bigger furnace when installed will have to work twice as hard while a smaller furnace will not be able to keep your house warm during the cold season. The best way to save yourself from this mistake is to consult with furnace experts on the best size of furnace to purchase for your home.
2. Lack of Proper Knowledge When It Comes to Gas Installation and Electrical Installation
Most people ran to DIY projects since they want to save a few bucks. However, you end up spending more money on repairs after your DIY project doesn’t become successful not to mention the fact that you put yourself in danger. When it comes to furnace installation, it’s crucial for the person doing the installation to have expertise in both gas and electric furnace installation.
The wrong electrical installation will lead to your furnace using high voltage and hence very high electricity bills, while the gas installation when installed incorrectly could poison your home or even burn your whole house down. If you do not know the two types of furnace installations its best that you look for a furnace installation professional, do the work.
3. Poor Air Distribution
When it comes to air distribution during furnace installation, only an expert can be able to perform a high-quality job on this. Air distribution involves a lot of theory that the DIY video you find online will not be able to tell you about. To make matters some of these DIY videos about furnace installation will opt to use a shortcut of using the old air ducts when installing a new furnace.
When planning to have your furnace replaced, you should also consider getting new air ducts. This will make sure that you get air ducts that perfectly fit and complement your new furnace, hence a more effective air distribution.
4. The Air Duct Connections
After getting the best air ducts for your furnace, you need to make sure that the air duct connections are perfect. Wrong air duct connections can cause the gas to leak hence poisoning people in your home or lead to high voltage use. Poor air duct connections will mean that your home will not be properly heated during winter. Most of the heat from the furnace will be lost in arrears with poor air duct connections.
Hiring reliable furnace installation companies will guarantee you a successful furnace installation process. Furnace experts will also give you professional advice on how to take care of your furnace and tips on how to improve the effectiveness of your furnace.