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How Long Does an Electric Furnace Installation Really Take?


You’ve decided it’s time to replace your old furnace. Congratulations! We’re certain you’ll be happier and more comfortable with a new one. And since furnace efficiency has improved in the last couple of decades since you bought your old one, you’ll be pleased with your utility bills now, too. But furnace replacement is a bit complicated and mysterious to the average homeowner.

We’d like to help demystify this process and answer some of the most important questions about furnace replacement. What are the steps of electric furnace installation? What can you do to prepare? And how long will it take? Read on for all the details.

Beginning the Process of Electric Furnace Installation

The process begins with a thorough assessment of your home. It’s critical to choose the furnace that will do the job best, and that means taking the square footage and layout of your home into consideration. A furnace that’s too small or too large will waste energy and encounter excess wear and tear, so it won’t last as long.

This is also the point when any modifications to your home will be considered. For example, if your furnace is very old, or if you’re switching to a smart thermostat, a bit of electrical work may be needed to facilitate the installation. And if your ductwork is in very poor condition, you’ll only get the results you want from your furnace if you have that repaired or replaced first.

The Installation Itself

When the day comes for your electric furnace installation in Pensacola Beach, FL, your installers will begin by going over the plan with you. It’s important that you know what to expect and that everyone is clear on the process and the cost. We will always prioritize not just sticking to your budget, but maximizing what you can get for it.

Your installers will disconnect your old furnace and remove it from your home. This will take an hour or two at the absolute most. The new furnace will be brought in. Any necessary modifications will be made—this is the part that can take a bit of extra time. And the new furnace will be connected and started up. 

Your technicians will tidy the area and walk you through using your furnace before leaving. They’ll be able to answer any questions you have, so don’t hesitate to ask. If no modifications were required, they’ll be heading out in as little as four hours. Most installations won’t take more than six, but complex modifications can lead to installations lasting eight to ten hours.

How to Prepare for Furnace Installation

There are four things you can do to make this process go very smoothly. Clear your schedule for the day, clear the area around the old furnace, clear a wide path from the driveway to the furnace, and secure pets in another room. Shut them in a separate area so they can’t dart out an open door or get their curious paws underfoot. Once that’s all done, your installers will have a very easy time getting to work.

For professional furnace installation services, look no further than Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc.  Contact us today!

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