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What To Expect From Your Furnace Installation

Once you’ve decided to replace your old heating system you’re probably wondering what to expect from your new furnace installation. Big Mountain Heating & Air is happy to explain how to prepare your home and some of the main steps our skilled installers take once we’re there. 

How Should You Prepare Your Home For The Installation?

While our experienced team doesn’t require anything that might inconvenience you there are a few simple things you can do in your home before they arrive that can speed up the process a lot. 

  • Clear The Workspace – The area around the heater can be cleared of any personal items or debris. This will save time and keep any items out of the installers’ way to allow them to work more efficiently.
  • Clear The Path To The Workspace – The path from the entrance to your home to wherever the heater is can be cleared of as many personal belongings as possible. Our team is very respectful and careful of your belongings, but the less they have to walk back and forth past the better for time and safety of your items.
  • Have Touch-Up Paint Ready – In the event that your new thermostat or other pieces of the system reveal an unpainted wall it’s helpful to have touch-up paint that matches your home’s walls. 

What Is The Installation Process?

Once the team has arrived and is ready to begin there are three main steps to completing your heater installation. 

1. Taking Out The Old Furnace

In the event that you’re replacing your old or broken furnace, it needs to be removed from the home before installation can begin. Disconnecting and separating the old furnace from all of the connections can take some time, but our team is up to the task. When the furnace can be taken out our team will make sure it is safely moved outside and eventually disposed of properly. 

Once the space is open the team can then clear or clean the area to make sure it is ready for the new unit. Many times this just means a quick sweep to push debris out of the way, but this is also a great time for the installers to evaluate any other connection concerns.

2. Attaching The New Furnace

The team will carefully transport the new unit inside, making sure to be cautious of the home and its belongings. The installers will position the furnace in the vacated area and make sure it is correctly in place – it may even be bolted to the floor. Next, the team must reconnect all the pieces to allow the system to work. The unit must be hooked up to the ventilation system via ductwork and the power source. Both gas and electric furnaces have some electric component that must be connected. 

3. Verifying Furnace Function

Our team at Big Mountain Air will never leave you until we’re sure the new installation works perfectly. We will test and measure the airflow of the system as well as the intake to make sure the unit is working. We also want to address any safety issues that may arise promptly so that we can fix them before we leave. 

Have More Questions About Furnace Installation?

Big Mountain Heating & Air is dedicated to providing you with stellar service and peace of mind. If you have any more questions or concerns about your furnace installation don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Good Rebates

This is a review for a complete HVAC system replacement from Big Mountain. I started at the SMUD website looking for the best rebate program and found a list of contractors there. I vetted out companies that had a lower number of completed jobs per the SMUD rebate program data.

Lee S.

Very Professional

Had my A/C go out yesterday, called Big Mountain today and they had a serviceman in my area of Lincoln, he was here within a half hour and fix my unit in a very professional manner, and the cost was reasonable. I was very impressed with the company and the serviceman.

Tom D.


I had a appointment with them between 1-3 and one of their staff members called me and kept me updated when they will arrive which was nice. Steve arrived on time and was really nice for explaining what could the cause be. My ac fan was working but cool air wasn’t coming out.

Krystal L.