Scheduling Your Furnace Replacement: 3 Tips

Posted on: 23 November 2022


Getting a new furnace is exciting. You probably can't wait to be warmer this winter, all while enjoying a more efficient furnace that works more quietly than your old one. Before you can bask in the warmth of your new furnace, however, you need to schedule the replacement installation. That should not be too difficult since HVAC companies usually aim to make scheduling as easy as possible for you. However, there are a few tips you should follow for a smooth, seamless experience.

Ask your furnace installer how long it will take.

Most furnace replacements only take a day. However, there are some cases in which a furnace replacement may take longer. If your HVAC technician has to move your furnace to a new location and install some new ductwork, they may need an extra day. If they have to run new wiring for a thermostat, integrate your new furnace with an existing air conditioner, or install a dehumidifier, the work may also take longer. If you ask upfront how long the replacement will take, you'll be better able to decide which day or days work for your schedule.

Ask whether you'll need to do anything before the appointment.

There should not be a lot you need to do prior to a furnace replacement. However, you might need to do some simple things such as move items away from the furnace, clear your driveway so the installer has somewhere to park, and so forth. 

If the installer has previously visited your home to give an estimate or do other work on your system, they should have a pretty good idea of what prep is necessary. Ask them about this so you can account for it as you schedule your appointment. For instance, if they need you to move furniture, this might mean you schedule the replacement according to when family members can help you with that task.

Ask whether you need to be around.

Furnace installers can typically work without you in the home. But sometimes, they might want you there for an hour or two to make sure they have all their questions answered, or to help them orient themselves in the home. Ask about their preferences in this regard so you can schedule your installation at a time you can be around.

If you take the tips above to heart when scheduling your furnace replacement installation, the process should go smoothly and you'll end up with an install appointment that works for you.