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What Are the Risks of a Poor Furnace Installation?

You should leave it to the pros. Here’s why.

hvac installation massachusettsBack in the day, it was rather common for folks to fix and install a lot of the equipment in their homes, but the home of today is much more complex than the home of yesteryear. Consider how many of your car’s components would have been fit for science fiction a few generations ago. Quite similarly, the HVAC equipment of today is significantly more advanced than the equipment your parents’ or grandparents’ homes had. More specifically, today’s furnaces are a complex combination of electronic and mechanical components connected to computerized elements. For this reason, and more we’ll discuss later, if you’re a DIY kind of person, installing your furnace isn’t one of the jobs you should try to do yourself unless you have real expertise.

What could possibly go wrong?

When you hire a professional to install your furnace, you’re also paying for peace of mind that everything will not just work but work optimally. When a furnace isn’t installed correctly, here are some of the things that can go wrong:

  • Poor efficiency: You could lose a significant percentage of your high efficiency furnace’s efficiency if it’s installed poorly. If your furnace is incorrectly installed or poorly sized, it will have to work harder than necessary to heat your Massachusetts home. When your heating equipment uses more than the necessary amount of energy to heat your home, you literally pay the price with higher heating costs every month. Getting a professional furnace installation will save you money in the long run. And in addition to being better for your budget, higher efficiency is better for the environment.
  • Electrical problems: With a poor furnace installation, you run the risk of having an overloaded circuit breaker. Every time your circuit breaker trips, your heating service will be interrupted.
  • Inferior ductwork: If the ductwork for your furnace isn’t up to standard, you could end up losing hundreds of dollars’ worth of warm air every year. Again, spending some money now will save you money over time by making sure you get the most out of your furnace.
  • Fuel leaks: If there’s an improper connection to you heating system’s fuel lines, you could end up with a fuel leak. In addition to reducing the performance and efficiency of you heating system, a fuel leak is a serious safety issue. Don’t put your family’s safety at risk. It isn’t worth it.
  • Poor ventilation: The quality of your home’s air is a hugely important factor, especially if it could adversely affect your family’s health. If your furnace has poor ventilation, that could pose a serious risk to you and your family. Again, it’s not worth the risk.

Leave it W.H. Riley & Son

To summarize, you shouldn’t try to install a furnace yourself. In fact, it’s a good idea to hire a professional for any HVAC equipment you need to have installed. Trust your furnace installation to the team at W. H. Riley & Son. Our knowledgeable staff can help assess your home’s needs and recommend the best equipment for you. We also have the latest in technology and communications equipment to provide you with the best customer experience. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the savings. We can also take care of service and any repairs you need in the future.

Let the experts at W.H. Riley & Son make sure your new furnace is installed well and ready to work reliably and efficiently all winter long. With a high-efficiency furnace, you could see your annual energy bills lowered by as much as 40%! Click here to see if you live in our service area.

W.H. Riley & Son is a full-service provider of heating oil, propane, and HVAC services, serving Massachusetts residents from Wrentham to West Bridgewater and from Somerset to Walpole. Contact us today to learn more or to let us handle all your furnace needs.