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Why do I need to have my furnace installed by a professional?

Posted: October 21, 2019

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Today’s furnaces are extremely energy efficient and built to last – but you won’t be able to take advantage of these benefits if your furnace isn’t installed properly.

Today’s home heating systems are advanced pieces of electronic and mechanical equipment, and they should always be installed by trained, certified professionals so they can operate as they were designed to.

Many problems – including safety risks – can occur if your furnace isn’t installed correctly. Here are just some of the issues that can develop if your furnace is not installed properly:

  • Leaks – A furnace must connect to a fuel source (heating oil, natural gas or propane) in order to work. A poor connection to your fuel storage or delivery system could lead to leaks, which can cause potentially serious safety problems – not to mention poor performance and diminished efficiency (see #4 below).
  • Electrical problems – A furnace that is improperly installed can regularly overload and trip the circuit breaker that controls it, interrupting your home heating service.
  • Duct problems – A furnace connects directly to your ductwork so that it can deliver heated air to your living space; a poorly designed and improperly sealed ductwork connection can cost you hundreds of dollars in lost conditioned air over the course of a year.
  • Poor efficiency – An incorrectly installed heating system will labor more than it needs to heat your home; among other things, this overwork will cause your equipment to use more energy to do the same job.

The bottom line: When it comes to installing a home heating system in Sullivan County, don’t DIY – call the licensed, bond pros at Black Bear. Working with a trained heating expert from start to finish helps ensure that your furnace will be installed correctly and work as it should.

For expert furnace installations and furnace service in Sullivan County and the Catskill Region, trust the pros at Black Bear. Contact us today to learn more.