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August 31, 2022


5 Fun Facts About Furnace Installation

Furnace installation is an exciting prospect as you’re adding comfort to your home. If you are buying a furnace for the first time and want to find the perfect fit for your needs, there are a few considerations that you’ll need to make first.

Furnace installation is a complicated process and must be carried out by a professional. There are also legal requirements to adhere to while installing a new furnace (or replacing an old one). Federal and local government regulations have set certain safeguards to avoid any unpleasant incidents caused by improper furnace installation. 

Here are a few fun facts for a flawless and smooth furnace installation:

  1. Long Lifespan

Furnaces can last from 15 to 30 years if you maintain them properly. If you keep the furnace clean after the initial installation, you are less likely to run into maintenance problems. Keep in touch with a professional HVAC technician to help you maintain and repair the furnace in case of damage. Clean the filters regularly and replace them after one to six months.

  1. Size Matters

The first thing to consider before installing a furnace is to check its size. The size of the furnace must correlate with the square footage of a house. Most people think that a large furnace can heat any home. However, the fact is that a large furnace might not properly heat up a space and just end up taking up more fuel. Therefore, consulting with a professional HVAC technician is your best bet in determining the suitable size of a furnace for your home. 

  1. Ventilation Requirements 

Every furnace requires proper ventilation, of course. But the ductwork and air ventilation themselves can also fill up with dust over time. As a result, the airflow can become unreliable and cause problems in the functioning of the furnace.

It is, therefore, necessary to get an air duct inspector to check the airflow in your home. Once a professional approves the ductwork, you can complete the furnace installation process with ease.

  1. Setting A Schedule For The Furnace

You can set up a schedule for your furnace just like a schedule for your daily activities. If you get a programmable thermostat, you can change the heating requirements if you go for a vacation. A Wi-Fi thermostat can also help you adjust the temperature of the furnace before you return home after a long, cold day outside.

As the weather changes, the programmable thermostat allows you to make changes on a daily and weekly basis. Ask your furnace installation service to recommend the best thermostat to set up for your new furnace.

  1. Location 

The location of a furnace in your house can enhance the efficiency of a furnace. For instance, a furnace installed near a window can affect majorly its efficiency due to heat transfer through the windowpane.

Make sure you install a furnace on a wall that does not have any appliances, light fixtures, or HVAC registers. Place the furnace in a space where there are no obstructions or unnecessary, blocking objects. A stuffy space can cause serious safety hazards and damage the furnace over time.


Furnace installation requires precision and expertise. That is why it's better to not treat it as a DIY project. Only a professional can manage all the peculiar installation aspects. You can also ask for advice on how to maintain a furnace to increase its lifespan once you have it installed. It will help you regulate the heating requirements of your home without a hassle. 

Capital Plumbing and Heating is an expert in furnace installation and will gladly provide you with the services you need.

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