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Mistakes During the Installation of a Furnace and Beyond

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5 Common Furnace Installation Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

When it comes to the installation of a furnace, it’s important to get the job done right the first time —  but also to keep doing it right. We know it’s an investment, which is why make sure to educate all our new furnace installation and maintenance customers about the proper selection and upkeep of a furnace. We can’t tell you how many times we have been called in to fix easily preventable furnace problems.

Here are five common furnace mistakes to watch out for and how to make sure you won’t be faced with the same trouble.

1. Installation of the Wrong Size Furnace

Don’t think that bigger is better. If your furnace is oversized, it could actually lead to more problems down the road, more frequent breakdowns, decreased lifespan, more energy costs, reduced air quality, humidity issues, strange noises and much more.

Your furnace installation technicians should calculate the right size unit for your space. If you moved in to a home and notice the current unit is starting to experience unexplained problems, it’s a good idea to have it inspected.

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2. Poor Air Distribution

Proper furnace installation is only part of the battle. Your air duct system does the rest. It must be effectively designed to match the unit’s output capacity and deliver air correctly. Having the right number, type and location of (unblocked!) vents and registers can make a huge difference in how well your home heats up. In addition, the ductwork must be cleaned every few years to reduce the debris and boost efficiency of air flow.

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3. Neglecting Furnace Maintenance

Just like your car, your furnace requires regular maintenance. Getting an annual tune-up is essential if you want it to work properly all winter…each winter. If you skip your maintenance check, chances are that you’ll have to call in for more expensive or more complicated repairs later in the season, when you rely on your furnace most.

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4. Ignoring Strange Sounds or Smells Coming from Your Furnace

After a new installation, chances are your unit will run smoothly for quite some time, but if you notice strange noises or smells, get it checked! Tell-tale signs of problems, like noises and odors, are not normal. The sooner they’re addressed, the less money you’ll spend on fixes in the long run. Save yourself the time and worry. Call in the professionals for an inspection stat.

5. Choosing a Furnace Based on Price Alone

When you start researching your options to install a new furnace, it can be tempting to choose a unit based on price alone. But, we urge you to think differently this time. Consider the amount of money you can save in the long run (throughout the system’s lifetime) by spending a little more up front on a high-efficiency system. Before you pull the trigger, run your numbers on this handy efficiency payback calculator.

Brown’s Furnace Repair in NJ

If you have any other questions about furnace installation for your home or business, call Brown’s Heating, Cooling and Plumbing at 732-741-0694. We offer the most reliable furnace installation services in Toms River, Middletown, Brick, Holmdel, Freehold and surrounding NJ areas.