1)Replacing a furnace is a major expense. Know the details about the furnace…. such as the quality of the product. What the blower tonnage is. Is it sized right for my home. All these things are important to make your home more comfortable when it is heating or cooling your home .
Did you know that if your duct work is under sized you should really have at least a two speed furnace installed or a variable speed. The blower will run at a lower speed on a warm day and make the house more comfortable . Instead of turning on and off at one speed to blast heat into the home.
I have received some calls from homeowners who have installed their own furnaces. Purchased them off the internet. I would question if there was ever a problem with the furnace(fire) if insurance would pay a claim . This is something you should discuss with your agent and see if it is covered. Sometimes it pays to have a licensed professional to change out your furnace or air conditioner due to liability . Permits are required in alot of cities if you change out a furnace. It also helps with selling the home . Buyers like to have that guarantee that nothing is wrong with the installation.
Fire can catch anyone off guard . Home fires are unexpected and move through the home fast. Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors on every floor near every bedroom are a great idea. Safety first. One exposed wire or improper installation of any gas fired appliance could become a huge mistake .
Guessing or practicing on your own furnace is probably not a good idea.
Hiring a licensed professional who has done the training is a better idea. It may cost you some money….but isn’t it worth it for your peace of mind and your families safety?