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Heating Installation in Everett, WA by G & S Heating Cooling & Electric
Heating installation is never a small undertaking. No matter what heating system you’ve selected for your home, there’s going to be a lot of steps to go through before you can start enjoying it. G & S Heating Cooling & Electric can take care of the logistics involved in a successful heating installation. However, there are a few things that you should know about heating installation as a homeowner. Read on for a list of things to consider before and during the process.
Steps of Heater Installation
So you’ve gone through the entire ordeal of selecting a heater that will fit your needs, gotten your HVAC company to haul it out to your home, and now you’re waiting for them to finish hooking everything up. What are they actually doing, though? Well, the specifics are going to vary depending on the kind of heating system being installed. There are a few common steps that can be discussed, however.
First, the heating unit is placed in the proper location, next to the hookups for power and fuel. If your house is not yet equipped to power the heating system properly (like missing a gas line) that equipment will need to be put in place beforehand. The location of your heating system is actually quite important, especially for forced air heating systems. Indeed, some systems will experience a wide swing in efficiency if installed in the attic instead of the basement.
Next, connections are made between the new system and the necessary components linking it to the house. These include the thermostat and electrical lines. If you’re using a central forced air system, it will need to be connected to the home’s ductwork. After that, it’s simply a matter of checking connections and testing the system.
Things to Consider Before HVAC Installation
Before you get to get to those steps, though, there are a few things you’ll need to consider first. The size of your heating system has a substantial effect on your home. Too large, and your heating system will produce too much heat for your home, causing a whole host of problems shortening its lifespan. Too small, and your system will be unable to generate enough heat to keep your home comfortable.
You’ll also need to consider what fuel type you want to use for your heating system. Natural gas is the most common choice, but needs to be piped in by the city. Electricity is also common, though slightly more expensive than natural gas. If you’re uncertain about what kind of fuel type you want for your heating system, call G & S Heating Cooling & Electric. We’ll be happy to walk you through the pros and cons of each fuel type, along with any other heating option you want to discuss.
If you find yourself at a loss about what to do next for your heating installation, give us a shout. We’ll walk through the process with you, from beginning to end.