Everything You Should Know About Heat Pumps

Everything You Should Know About Heat Pumps

The Final Steps: Having A Furnace Installed In Your New-Build Home

Jessica Jimenez

Having a new home built is so exciting. When you get down to the final stages, you get to make decisions about appliances and equipment, such as your furnace. So, what things are important to know as you prepare to have a furnace installed in your new-build home? Take a look.

Natural gas furnaces are often the best choice.

If your installer asks you what kind of fuel you would like your furnace to utilize, opt for natural gas. This is, of course, assuming that natural gas is available in your area and your new home will be connected to the gas line. If you opt for a propane furnace, you will need to have a propane tank installed on the property. Propane tanks are often considered to be eyesores, and having the tank refilled several times per year is a hassle. 

If natural gas is not available, consider an electric furnace. They cost a bit more to operate, but you don't have to worry about keeping fuel in stock.

You probably do want a two-stage furnace.

Often, prior to furnace installation, an HVAC contractor will ask you whether you want a single-stage or two-stage furnace. The two-stage furnace will typically cost more, so you may be tempted to go with a one-stage. But unless you're on a really tight budget, a two-stage furnace is often worth the extra cost. This type of furnace usually runs on low and only kicks into high gear on really cold days. In a brand-new, well-insulated home, a two-stage furnace will almost always run in its low stage. It will therefore use less energy than a single-stage furnace. The money you save on energy will account for the difference in cost before long.

Some of the walls may not be finished until after the furnace installation.

If there are still a few walls that the builder has not buttoned up, don't be concerned. They're probably waiting for the HVAC team to install the furnace. The HVAC contractors may need to run some wires to the thermostat or make adjustments to the ducts, and this is easier to do without walls in the way. The HVAC contractors will generally let the builders know when the furnace is fully installed so the builders can then finish up.

Now that you know a bit more about having a furnace installed in your new home, all there is left to do is wait.  

For more info about HVAC installation, contact a local company. 


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Everything You Should Know About Heat Pumps

Hello. My name is Josiah. I am a 44-year-old married dad of three. I work in the automotive industry and love what I do. Recently, my heating and cooling unit stopped working. I did a lot of research on what type of heating element I should install in my home. I wanted something energy efficient, yet reliable and lasting. After a lot of research, I settled on a heat pump. A heat pump is a great heating and cooling element that many people don't yet know about. I created this blog to help educate other people on heat pumps and answer questions related to it. If you need a new heating or cooling device for your home, I hope my website helps explain to you what a heat pump is and how it can be beneficial.