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How Long Does a Furnace Installation Take?

Installing any heating system isn’t exactly a small feat. Think about the scheduling, installation times, and cleanup. It can be disruptive to your day and a bit daunting, but it doesn’t take as long as you think.

So, how much time do you really have to account for? When does the installation process end? Furnace installation in Rancho Cordova, CA doesn’t have to be a headache, so let’s walk you through the process right now and show you why.

Pre-Existing Ductwork? That’s Great

If your old ductwork is still in place (and in good condition), it’ll save you a boatload of time. If you need entirely new ductwork, that could be a big difference in the amount of time your installation takes.

Installing new ductwork alone can be a one- or two-day project. This depends on how clear the path is to install ductwork, how many rooms you’re adding vents to, and many more variables that aren’t easy to determine at a single glance.

Variables in Furnace Installation

Plans are nice, but obstacles will still pop up. Even if you have an idea of how your installation will go, there’s bound to be a diversion or two. These are some variables you should consider when planning out your furnace installation.

  • Electrical Connection Problems: Your furnace needs an electrical connection to operate, but sometimes there’s an issue with the wiring in your home. The connection isn’t strong enough, or your old furnace’s energy requirements were much lower than your new model. Either way, this could be a bigger fix than anticipated.
  • Clutter, Obstructions, and Obstacles: This one is controllable. If the path to the electrical panel, furnace, and any travel paths in your home are blocked, it’ll make the task much harder for your HVAC technicians. Make sure everything is as clear as possible to avoid these problems.
  • Old, Bad Gas Line: For gas furnaces, the gas line needs to be in good working order before you can install the new unit. The thing is, gas lines can go bad over time. They need to be replaced, which may greatly extend the length of time (and cost) of the project.

So How Long Does it Take?

In ideal conditions and circumstances, your furnace installation will only take one day. Running into a few problems here and there can extend it to two. New ductwork and serious electrical problems can seriously extend the scope of the project, in some cases to four or five days.

Installation Times Vary, But They’re Not Super Long

Depending on the furnace you have in mind, whether or not you currently have ductwork installed, and a few other variables, installation can be quick. At worst, it can take a few days depending on the level of work involved.

But either way, you have to get started. Call us today to set up your appointment for furnace installation and we’ll get you set up before you know it.

Contact Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. today to schedule your next furnace installation as soon as possible. It’s time to call The Guys in the Big Red Trucks.

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