So, your neighbor’s granddaughter’s boyfriend used to work for a heating and cooling company, but he didn’t finish his training and got fired. Now he “repairs” and “installs” equipment independently and inexpensively! But is amateur installation really worth the so-called savings when you take all the drawbacks into account? (Spoiler alert: definitely not!)
What could go wrong? A lot.
We’re not saying every unprofessional tinkering incident or installation hack job ends in a life-and-limb-threatening disaster, but it’s always a possibility. A poor furnace installation could lead to:
Fires: Many furnace components are flammable, and most use a flame or pilot light that can, of course, ignite further if not installed or cared for properly.
Explosions: Depending on what type of furnace you have in your home, certain materials could be combustible. Heating equipment is generally safe, and fuels that could combust are safely contained, so long as everything is installed and maintained according to safety guidelines.
Electrocution: Furnace wiring needs to be hooked up safely by an expert, especially during initial installation, or after a repair.
Damage to your heating system: A poorly installed furnace has to work harder than it should, and this causing increased wear and tear, ultimately shortening your furnace’s lifespan.
Hidden dangers of the financial sort
Safety issues are top priority, always. But if you can avoid hemorrhaging money due to a poor furnace installation, that’s definitely a plus, right? Here’s what to be on the lookout for:
Crazy high energy bills: Switching to a new, highly efficient heating system could reduce your annual heating costs by 30% or more. Of course, if the system isn’t installed properly, those savings go out the window.
Voiding your warranty: Your manufacturer warranty could require you to have professional installation and proof of regular maintenance to protect your investment.
Installation and service of boilers and furnaces in Staten Island, Brooklyn, and beyond
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