When it comes to saving money on home heating, you have many options: thermostat upgrades, window caulking, improved insulation, replacing an aging heater. One option you shouldn’t choose to save money: hiring amateurs to install your furnace. (Or install any heating system, but we’ll stay with furnaces for this post since they are the most common in homes.)
We can’t emphasize enough how important it is that you only hire licensed professionals to handle furnace installation in Naperville, IL. If you have a gas furnace, local codes may even prohibit anyone but a licensed contractor from installing it. But beyond legality, the reason you want experts on the job is that poor furnace installation can lead to numerous problems, some of them dangerous.
Our staff at DuAll Heating & Cooling wants you to have the best furnace installation possible, and we strive to deliver top quality with each job. Call us today to schedule a service appointment.
Here’s What Could Go Wrong Because of a Bad Furnace Installation
- Gas leak hazards: This is the #1 reason you don’t want amateurs putting in a gas furnace. If they make poor connections between the furnace and the gas main, it can lead to leaking of carbon monoxide. CO is colorless, odorless, toxic, and combustible… you want it kept inside the pipes where it belongs. Professionals take special precautions and run tests to make sure your furnace doesn’t have CO leaks.
- Electrical wiring problems: If you have an electrical furnace, you won’t have the worries about carbon monoxide—but you can run into serious issues with faulty wiring unless you have professionals on the job. A poor wiring job can lead to a furnace that constantly trips circuit breakers, drains power, and may even become a fire hazard.
- Faulty ductwork connections: A furnace needs to be hooked up to ducts so there is a complete seal between the furnace at the ventilation shafts. If this job is done poorly, it will cause a loss of air pressure throughout the ductwork, and a subsequent loss of heating power.
- General inefficiency: Even if the amateur installers avoided creating major problems, the furnace will likely have numerous smaller issues that will lead to it running inefficiently and draining power. This is why amateur installation won’t save you money: you’ll end up paying more in energy bills (and probably repair bills).
Start out right with your new furnace: have professionals with years of experience as well as the proper licensing and insurance do the job. Already too late? Make sure to give us a call to learn mroe about your furnace repair options. Our technicians can remedy an issue before it becomes a long-term problem. For furnace installations and other heating services in Naperville, IL, call the experts at DuAll Heating & Cooling, where we take pride in our professional service.