Can i buy and install my furnacePost created: 2013-06-04 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 882
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On 2013-06-04 JB wrote:
In a word: No. You can of course actually go out and buy a furnace and the parts needed to install it and go down to the basement and rip out the old one and jam the new one in, but you will do two things that are very bad. First, it's dangerous to do. Furnaces use electricity and flammable gas or oil and if you don't know what you are doing it is easy to screw it up and hurt or kill yourself. Also, if you don't understand proper furnace venting you may allow deadly combustion gases into your home.
Second, furnaces aren't just a burner hooked up to a propane tank. They are relatively complicated pieces of equipment with a range of smart technologies and safety features. Without a proper understanding of how they work you will not be able to get maximum efficiency and function and maybe cause problems for yourself down the line.
Therefore, unless you are a certified HVAC tech it is highly recommended that you not do this work yourself.
To keep legal happy, let me just say that I am not an HVAC contractor, and you should never even look at your furnace without having a qualified, liability accepting HVAC contractor present. To keep sales happy, let me just say that you can find an HVAC contractor that's happy to take your money here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/perl/find_contractors.pl.