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Furnace Installation Info

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If you have an older furnace that is 10 or more years old, your furnace is starting to need more repairs, it has become noisy, or it isn't heating your home efficiently, then you might want to consider a furnace replacement. Or, if you don't have heating in your home, then you may decide to stop suffering during winter months and choose to have a furnace installed. Here is information on furnaces.

There are many steps involved in installing a new central heating system for the first time. If you have never had a central heating and cooling system in your home, then you will want to know what the process of having it installed will entail.

An area outside the home will be chosen for the condenser unit. This is often a location that isn't directly on the other side of an office or bedroom, so the noise that it makes won't other you inside of the home. The condenser will set on a concrete pad if there isn't already concrete there. This is so the unit won't move if the soil shifts.

If your home doesn't have ductwork, then the ductwork will also be installed. This is how the air will make its way through the system to both be heated or cooled and to be re-deposited where it will exit registers that will also be installed in all of the main areas of the home.

The electrical components will all be run to the electric system. The thermostat will be installed in the main area of your home, usually in a hallway off of the living room, where it is out of sight but also easy to get to quickly when you want to turn the system on or change the temperature.

Depending on the type of furnace you currently have in your home, you might want to go with a different type now. For example, if you have an electric furnace, you may want to get rid of those higher monthly energy bills and opt for a natural gas furnace that will be cheaper for you to run. Or, you may want to go with a furnace system that you will be able to connect to your home's home automation system and this may require a different style of furnace than what you have in your home right now.

Whether you're buying a new furnace for your home, or replacing an existing one, having knowledge of how a furnace works will help you in your endeavors.