Mistakes can help a person grow. They prepare you for the future, make you wiser and ready to face life’s difficulties.
But when it comes to your home renovation, it’s hard to put a positive spin on those mistakes. It’s better to avoid them altogether. And when it comes to your furnace, there’s a lot of room for errors, so keep reading if you want to learn the most common furnace installation mistakes and how to avoid them.
Buying the Wrong Sized-Furnace
If you don’t choose the correct furnace, that’s the kiss of death for the entire installation. For starters, if you want to avoid breakdowns and a short lifespan, then you need to make sure that the unit isn’t too big. You’ll have to turn it on and off quite frequently, and a large size can mess with it.
Also, if the furnace is too small, it won’t provide enough heat, so that defeats its entire purpose. Over time, it can strain to give the room the right temperature, making it prone to breakdowns.
To avoid this, have the right calculation to keep things on track. If you hire a company to help you with the installation, they can do it for you and recommend an appropriate furnace for your needs.
Improper Air Distribution
The furnace does nothing on its own; it needs to work with the duct system to properly function, so it’s fair to say this system needs to be top-notch.
The duct size has to match the furnace’s output without having to intervene. There’s no room for improvisation here, so make sure that when you install a new furnace, you also replace the duct tape. It’s not a complicated process, and it’s the simplest way to guarantee these two pieces will match and work together.
While we’re on the subject of new duct systems, it’s vital to pay attention to how the contractors handle them. You’ll need to go the extra mile and avoid any cheap materials and make sure the people installing the ducts don’t cut any corners.
The ducts need to be in top condition to avoid any future leaks that can compromise the entire system and the furnace. Ask the contractors to use permanent sealers to minimize the possibility of leaks.
Inadequate Drain System
Furnaces have to take out a lot of wastewater to function, which is next to impossible with an inadequate drainage system in place. Even your apartment or building can be damaged because of it, as the water seeps into the walls. And if it’s cold, water can back up the pipes and ruin the furnace altogether.
So it’s vital to check the state of the drain system when installing a new furnace. Fixing any drainage problems is very cheap compared to the cost you’ll face later on if you ignore them.
If you don’t know this yet, you need to be aware that your furnace generates a lot of toxic gases on a regular basis, the most problematic one being carbon monoxide. These gases have to be vented out of your home through the exhaust flue, making it a very important piece of your furnace.
The exhaust system has to be the right size for your furnace; otherwise, you’re facing some serious stuff that can affect your health and safety. An extra precaution you could take is to install a carbon monoxide detector to prevent any tragic occurrences.
In all honesty, regardless of how much of a handy person you consider yourself, it’s better to hire a team to handle your Winnipeg furnace installations. The wrong move can have grave repercussions on your home, health and even safety.
But, even if you hire a team to do the work for you, you can still use this list to monitor the process and make sure they do a good job.