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Top Heater Replacement related questions
The time can vary, but it takes a minimum of 3 to 5 days to replace a heater. This duration excludes the time it takes to get the necessary permits. If your new heater’s plumbing, exhaust, electrical, or gas connections require repairs or additional lines, this can take another day or two to finish. You can ask your Tasker for a clearer estimate of how long your heater replacement will take.
You can replace a heater yourself, but only if you have the right tools, safety equipment, experience, and necessary permits. It’s possible to replace a heater if it’s a simple installation. DIY heater replacement is also possible if the existing plumbing, electrical wiring, or gas pipes fit your new heater and don’t need any modification or extension. But in cases where new wiring or additional plumbing is required, you’re better off hiring an expert to do the job.
No, replacing a heater without a permit is unsafe and illegal. Replacing a heater without a permit could cost you hefty fines and heavy penalties like invalidating your home insurance. Also, your local building and safety department may require you to get the necessary permits at a higher price and ask you to undo all the work—putting you back at square one.
Most heaters can last up to 20 to 30 years and work without problems, but consider replacing them if it’s showing signs of disrepair. One major sign your heater needs replacement is if your heating bills are going up; This means that the heater is no longer efficient. You can have an HVAC technician inspect your heater to see if repairs are possible or if replacement is your best option.
First, don’t overwork your heater by using it when it’s hot outside. Doing this puts excessive stress on your heater. Clean the areas surrounding your heater and any accessible air filters. Inspect your filters at least once a month to make sure it’s not clogged with dust or dirt. You can also hire an HVAC technician to inspect, clean, repair, or replace any parts when necessary.
There are good reasons to switch to an electric furnace from a gas furnace. One of the main reasons is that electric furnaces are safer; There’s no risk of a gas or oil leak, nor do they have a flame. The only downside to switching to an electric furnace or heater is that it can cost more than heating with gas. You may also want to install better insulation to keep your heating costs down.
What do heater replacement services include?
Heater replacement services include all the tasks necessary to replace an old, less energy-efficient, or non-working heater. This service can include removing your home’s old heater, creating a stable platform for the new heater, setting up the new heater, making connections, and testing the new heater. Here’s what you can expect from a standard heater replacement service.
Removing the old heater
The first step in your heating replacement service is to remove the old heater. Your HVAC contractor can shut off the water and power then remove the old unit, taking care not to damage it, its connections, or the site. If you don’t want to store the old heater, some HVAC contractors can dispose of the unit upon request. But if the old heater is too bulky and heavy for your HVAC Tasker to handle, you can always hire a waste collection service for this task.
Assessing the site
After removing the old heater, the HVAC technician checks the site. They can take measurements to ensure that the new heater will fit the space and its connections. As the old heater’s connections may not fit the new heater, your Tasker can check if modifications or extensions to its connections are necessary. In some cases, you may have to hire someone to add pipes or add new wiring for the replacement heater. Your local HVAC Tasker can also check for any worn-out components and do the necessary replacements, such as getting a new heater hose.
Before your local HVAC Tasker gets started on replacing your heater, they need permits. Restrictions and requirements for HVAC installation may vary per city. Find a licensed contractor on our platform and consult with them on permit and inspection processes in your area. A permit ensures that your heater replacement is up to code, saving you money by getting the job done correctly.
Setting up the heater
The HVAC installer makes sure to position the heater in a spot where it’s safe and easy to access all its components and functions. This step can include bolting the heater to the floor, or, in cases when your area is flood-prone, constructing and installing a simple elevated platform of concrete hollow blocks (CHBs).
Once the new heater is in the right position, your HVAC Tasker can connect the heater to the appropriate power or gas lines, water lines, and exhaust stack. They can also install the necessary temperature and pressure release valve, then solder all the connections to ensure a secure fit and prevent leaks.
Testing the heater
After finishing all the connections, the local HVAC technician tests the heater to see if it operates as expected. Your Tasker can check for any malfunctions during operation then troubleshoot and fix these issues. They can repeat this process until your new heater works without any problems. If there are areas in your home that aren’t getting enough heat, consider hiring a service to check your insulation.