An Overview Of Heating System Installation

If you want to replace your heating system, you should understand the necessary tasks so that you can prepare for them. This understanding will also help you to budget for your heating system replacement. Below is a brief overview of the things you should prepare for the heating system installation.

The Necessary

When replacing a furnace, there are two tasks you must execute: removal and installation.

Old Furnace Removal

The contractor has to disconnect the old furnace and remove all its parts. You have to responsibly dispose of the furnace since it's considered a hazardous material. Your state probably has a specific guideline for furnace disposal.   


The other thing is to install the old furnace, connect all relevant parts, and test it. The installation is best done by a professional heating technician who can guarantee their work.

The Additional

In most cases, people replace their furnaces when the furnaces get old and inefficient. By the time your furnace gets old, however, other parts of the heating system are likely to require some upgrades or renovation. For example, you may need additional work on these two parts.


Most of the air leaks from heating systems occur through the ductwork. Corrosion, disconnections, and cracks are common with old ductwork. Therefore, you may need to upgrade your ductwork to ensure your new furnace's efficiency. If you have renovated your home since the old furnace was installed, you may also need a renovation of the existing ductwork too.


The heating contractor should also confirm that the existing registers are in good condition and will meet your heating needs adequately. Otherwise,  upgrading or repairing the registers may also be necessary.

The Optional

Heating systems come in all shapes and sizes these days, and they also have bells and whistles that depend on each person's taste. Here are some of the optional things you might consider.

Heating Zones

You can create different heating zones in your house so that you can heat each zone independently. This may be necessary if you have different heating needs for different parts of the house.

Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat is not necessary, but it can help you make your heating system more efficiently. You can use it to program your heating system or control it from remote locations.

Air Cleaners

Furnace air cleaners are installed in the registers. The air cleaners trap additional debris in the air to improve your indoor air quality.

For more information, call a business like MP Heating and Cooling.