Having A New Heating System Installed? 3 Things The Contractor Will Do

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Having A New Heating System Installed? 3 Things The Contractor Will Do

12 September 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have a new heating system installation scheduled for your home, there are many things the contractor will do in order to get everything in. Knowing what to expect will help you be ready. Below are three things the contractor will do during the installation.

Determine the Size

The first thing the contractor will do is ensure you purchase the right size of heating system. This is important, as a heating system that is too small will not maintain the desired temperature of your home. This means being very uncomfortable during the summer and winter months. 

If a heating system is too large for your home, you will have much more heat coming from the heating unit. Because of this your home will become much hotter during the winter months. You will also have cold and hot spots in your home. If you sleep near a vent, you will notice this even more.  Instead. choose a unit that is the right size to maintain a steady temperature throughout your home. It will shut off as soon as the temperature is at the setting on your thermostat.

Install New Thermostat

The contractor will suggest that you install a new thermostat if your current thermostat is old. This is because newer thermostats can offer you many benefits.

Depending on the thermostat you choose, you can preset the temperature so that the unit turns off at a certain time and then turns back on automatically at a certain time.  This allows your heating unit not to run while you are gone during the day, which can save you quite a bit of money. You could set the time for the unit to turn on early so you will walk into a warm home after work. New thermostats can also help maintain the temperature in every room in your home so everyone will be comfortable. 

Install Duct System

If you have never had a central heating system for your home, you likely do not have a duct system. Even if you have one, the current duct system may be old and be in bad shape. This is why the contractor will likely need to install a new duct system.

Ducts that are old may have holes in the seams. If so, air will escape from these holes. This means less air will get through the air vents in your home causing your home to be colder. The unit will also have to run much more in order to maintain the temperature you have set on your thermostat. Old ducts may also have mold and mildew growing inside of them. If so, mold and mildew spores will spread through your home each time your unit runs.

Once the contractor is finished with these things, they will install your new heating unit.