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Preparing for My Dream Home

My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


Preparing for My Dream Home

Why Do You Need Residential Heating Installation Services?

by Rita Richardson

A residential home needs a heating system like a furnace, heat pump, boiler, or ductless mini-splits to provide heat and ensure household members are comfortable, especially in cold seasons. Heating systems also regulate the ambient temperature, and in doing so, they help you maintain mechanical, electrical, and structural components in your property. If your home needs a heating system, you should always opt for professional residential heating system installation for the following reasons:

Avoid costly mistakes

If you lack the training required to handle heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, many things can go wrong when installing a unit. For example, you can pick the wrong size, fail to check and fix airflow restrictions or acquire ductwork that is incompatible with the HVAC unit. All these mistakes eventually lead to inefficient heating and costly fixes. If you want to avoid such errors and their consequences, hire trained and experienced HVAC installation experts.

Access to tools and equipment

Heating systems require specific tools for proper installation. These tools include cordless drills, a multimeter, reciprocating saws, step ladder, tape measure, caulking guns, and pipe wrench. Unless you are a professional technician, chances are high you don't have all these tools and need to either rent or purchase some of them. Instead of crippling your finances, hire HVAC installation services and the technicians will come with every tool necessary to do a thorough job.


The residential heating installation process can be flat-out dangerous. First, you need to connect furnaces that rely on gas to the main gas line. Tampering with a gas line exposes you to poisonous and highly combustible gases. In addition, if you are installing a ductless HVAC system, working with refrigerants and electricity is essential. If you make any mistakes with those elements, you risk electrocution and put your entire household in danger. That is why you should always let certified professionals handle all your residential heating needs.

Protect your warranty

Most residential heating systems come with warranties. Your unit's warranty can become void for numerous reasons, one of the most popular being incorrect installation. You can tell an incorrectly installed heating system from signs like strange noises, poor airflow, and slow response. To protect your unit's warranty, hire technicians to handle the installation process. That way, even if something goes wrong, they will cover repairs, and your warranty remains intact.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to installing a residential heating system, it's best to let professionals help you out. Besides sparing you from costly mistakes and guaranteeing your safety, HVAC technicians know which equipment meets legal codes. Plus, they have the permits required to install residential heating systems.