Preparing For Your New Furnace Installation
As a general rule, a furnace will last about 15 to 20 years, though it may last longer if you provide it with the proper maintenance. Because of this, preparing for the installation of a new furnace may not necessarily be something you know how to do. However, if your furnace bit the dust, it is important that you and your home are prepared for the installation of the new furnace to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible. Some preparations begin weeks before the installation, while other preparations are done the day before or the day of the actual installation. Keep reading to learn more.
Several Weeks Before Installation
If the area where the furnace will be installed needs to be painted, this needs to be taken care of several weeks in advance of the installation. The last thing that the installation technician needs is to worry about trying to avoid wet paint or breathing in paint fumes. In many cases, new furnaces will require new thermostats, so you may want to make sure that the area around your existing thermostat has been touched up as well.
Several Days Before Installation
Prior to the technician arriving at your home to perform the installation work, you want to ensure that you have copies of their insurance, certifications, etc. in your hand. With this information, you can ensure that you are protected in the event that anyone is injured at your home while working. Make sure to also verify the day and timeframe that they will be arriving for the installation and to get a timeframe estimation as to how long it will take to complete the job, allowing you to plan accordingly.
The Day Before or During Installation
The day before and the day of the installation are the most important because this is when you will need to make sure that the technician has a clear path to the area where the furnace will be installed, all the way from the front door. You need to ensure there are no obstructions in the work area as well as walkways leading to the area. They don't want to bump into anything or trip while bringing the new furnace in or taking the old one out.
For more information on what steps you need to take to prepare your home for a new furnace installation or to schedule an appointment, get in touch with a furnace installation company in your local area.