New Furnace Purchase & Installation Guide

New Furnace Purchase & Installation Guide

New FurnacePurchasing a new furnace is not a decision you want to make hastily on a cold night in December. Not to mention, you don’t want to have to rush install the new furnace yourself. A little research will go a long way to help you find the furnace and contractor that is best suited for the job.

In this blog post, we will discuss:

  1. How to ensure a quality inspection
  2. How to choose the right contractor
  3. What to discuss during the quote consultation
  4. What to discuss during the installation
  5. How to obtain energy saving tips and rebates

1. Ensure a quality inspection

The proper installation of a new furnace is essential to the life-time efficiency of the unit. Did you know that in BC there are building codes to follow for the venting and gas fitting, but there are no standards in place for the actual installation of the furnace itself? Therefore, it is imperative to have a licensed and insured technician install your new furnace.

2. Choosing a contractor

Due to poor installation practices, over 50% of all furnaces never achieve their stated maximum. Your previous furnace may have been wasting 40% of the energy that it used and may have cost you money without you even knowing it. Choose a contractor that specializes in professional, new furnace installation and replacement in Vancouver. They can help you reduce your heating bills by over 30% by correctly installing a new high-efficiency furnace.

3. Schedule a quote consultation and installation

When you schedule a quote consultation, ask the contractor to inspect your existing system. The contractor should provide you with a detailed quote listing all the work that will be performed, as well as the associated cost.

What to discuss during the quote consultation:

  • Ask the contractor to perform a heat loss calculation to confirm what size of furnace your home needs. You don’t want to purchase an undersized/oversized system that provides more or less heat than your home needs.
  • Let the contractor know if there are cold spots in your home.
  • The contractor should inspect your existing ductwork to ensure it is sized properly for adequate airflow and air return to the new unit.
  • Tell your contractor you will require an installation permit. If furnace rebates are available, only permitted installations are eligible.
  • Ask your contractor for information about the new furnace warranty.

What to discuss during the installation:

Taking these extra steps during a furnace installation will help maintain the life of your furnace and help it to run as efficiently as possible.

  • Taper Transitions 
  • Two Pipes vs. One Pipe
  • Pleated 2-4 Inch Filter
  • Matching or Compatible Thermostat
  • Sealed Joints
  • Tipped to Drain

Learn more about BC Hydro’s and FortisBC’s energy saving tips and rebates.

Put your mind at ease; contact Universal Plumbing and Heating for all your new furnace installation needs in Vancouver. Give us a call at 604-873-3551.

We provide the following:

  • Complete plumbing & heating services
  • Available 24 hours / 7 days a week
  • Emergency service
  • Licensed & insured technicians
  • Thousands of local satisfied customers
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Reputation for quality work
  • No job is too big or too small

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