The improper installation of a furnace may pose a serious danger.
HVAC companies are required to follow strict guidelines in order to ensure that a furnace runs safely and efficiently. While your Fenton HVAC contractor is responsible for a safe furnace installation, it pays for a homeowner to be aware of the basic steps.
The installation process begins by load calculation to know the heating and cooling requirements of a home. Load calculation should not be based entirely on the size of the home as there are various other factors that come into play. It is important that this step is performed by an HVAC professional, using proper calculation methods.
It is important that HVAC contractors do not replace any parts of a furnace with similar or even identical parts. This may jeopardize the warranty, and if the system malfunctions due to a replacement part, you may have to pay for the repairs from your own pocket.
The venting systems should be compliant with the furnace installation regulations and requirements. The existing venting system can be used as long as it is compatible with the new furnace. In case of blower type furnaces, it is important to have at least 2 square inches per 1000 BTU. All other furnaces require only two combustion openings.
Gas fired furnaces cannot be installed in bathrooms, closets, or bedrooms. In order to install a furnace in an attic, there should a five feet space from the floor to the ceiling with an opening of 30”x 30” within 20 feet of the furnace’s location.
These furnaces should feature a light feature in order to have visibility. On the other hand, suspended furnaces should be elevated to a height of 6 inches above the ground.
There must be an elevation height of at least 18 inches from the garage floor to the point of ignition. Also, the furnace should not be placed in the path that leads to the garage area.