The last thing any homeowner in the Yukon area needs during this time of the year is to have a completely broken down heater, or one that is in major disrepair. Unfortunately, if you’ve come across this blog post then there is a good chance that’s exactly the scenario you’ve found yourself in.
You may be in a rush to get a replacement system in. But this is one purchase you absolutely should take your time on, and trust the pros for the job.
There are a number of reasons we say this. First, we want to ensure you choose the best heating system for your specific needs. We can help you find an efficient system that is sized correctly and will serve you well for the years to come. But also, the steps involved in actually installing a new heater are more intricate than you might realize. Read on as we explain.
First, We Take Out the Old Heater…
Sounds simple, right? You may be surprised to find out that this can actually be the most tedious and hardest part of the replacement process, especially if done incorrectly.
Taking out your old heater, particularly if it is a furnace, is about more than simply pulling it out and disposing of it. For example, if this system is already connected to your main gas line, our professionals need to ensure that nothing is damaged or knocked out of place when we take it out.
We’ll also ensure, as we mentioned above, that your new heating system is properly sized—an oversized heater can be just as detrimental to heating performance and your comfort as an undersized unit.
Next, We Connect Everything…
Once your new furnace is in place, and usually this includes bolting it to the floor, our techs connect the system to the components needed for it to function.
This includes your ventilation system—your ductwork. The air ducts need to be hooked up to the furnace properly in order to avoid any damage. Ductwork often has to be shifted and adjusted during the process, and this is typically where mistakes happen if the job is done by an amateur.
After this, our professionals hook your heater up to its power source. We always have your safety in mind when taking this step as electrical components are always involved and sometimes natural gas is as well. Natural gas work requires special licensing, so it’s even more important to have a pro.
Last but not least in this step is the wiring. Like we just said, there are always electrical components involved—even today’s gas-powered heaters have electric igniters. It’s probably easy to see now why you should only trust a trained and highly experienced heating installer.
Lastly, We Test It Out!
What kind of HVAC professionals would we be if we left your home after your heater replacement without ensuring that the new heater actually works? (Not very good ones, is the answer you’re looking for).
Before our professionals leave your home, we’ll turn on your new heater, measure the intake and airflow, and ensure that the system’s operation is both efficient and safe.