Why it Matters to Choose The Right Furnace Installation Company?
Thorough research is required before you purchase a new, indispensable HVAC system. Many people buy air conditioners and furnaces without giving much thought to their requirements and the installation company. They are only focused on the budget.
Although this is important, a hasty purchase from a low-cost company could help you save a small amount initially, but the maintenance and repairing costs will burn a hole in your pocket.
Choosing the right furnace installation company is essential for multiple reasons. For the company, it is just another sale but for you, a furnace is a long-term investment that keeps your family comfortable – climatically and financially.
If you do not choose the installation company wisely, you may end up with a furnace that is not right for your house, which does not have a long life or is not installed correctly.
It may seem surprising but often the malfunction complaints from furnace owners are not about old furnaces but new ones.
These should ideally not give any problems but owners face issues within the first one or two years of purchase itself. Improper sizing is one of the main reasons for furnaces malfunctioning.
a. Bad installation
Low cost service providers may not have the sufficient knowledge and expertise in handling and installing a furnace. They also may not be updated about the new furnace models that have additional features. These may be useful to you but they will come and install a model they know of, which may be old.
b. Lack of assessment
It is not enough to replace your old furnace with a new one. The installation company must assess your house and your requirements before suggesting a model to you.
While selecting a furnace, there are many factors like size of the house, layout and ductwork of the house, insulation quality, furnace efficiency ratings, and climate that need to be taken into account.
c. Wrong size of furnace
If the furnace is too small or too large for your house, it will not have a long life. An oversized furnace will constantly keep turning on and off because it will heat up too much.
This will cause your house to become very warm, very quickly but the furnace will also shut down automatically for safety reasons as soon as it overheats. This will happen frequently, and the furnace will fail.
A small furnace, on the other hand will have to overwork to heat up your house. This will cause excess wear and tear, and the furnace will eventually break down.
d. High costs
Incorrect sized and wrongly installed furnaces will keep malfunctioning and home owners will have to await the installation company often, to come and do the repairs which may or may not be possible. Frequent repairs mean frequent expenses on the same furnace and if you have to pay for a rush job there will probably be a price mark up. The constant turning on and off will be frustrating.
A furnace that overheats or malfunctions often can be very risky too. So, make sure you choose the installation company carefully.