Published on January 17th, 2017
If you’ve just moved into a new home or your old heater is reaching the end of its life, you may be wondering how long it will take to install a heater. Here are some time estimates as well as some of the deciding factors that go into an estimate when you talk to a contractor.
Heating installations can be fast, but that may mean they aren’t done well. “Do it once, do it the right way” instead of getting an improper installation that will cause problems down the road. Installing a heater takes the time of getting the system set-up and then running a series of checks to make sure it’s running properly. If you hire an experienced contractor, the technicians installing your heater know what they are doing and will use the time efficiently to install your heater correctly.
An easy answer, like six hours or two days would make things easier, but it wouldn’t be honest. Before giving an exact time frame, a contractor needs to know the details about the heater. When we know what we’re working with, we’ll be able to give you an estimate with the amount of time we need to do the job right. The factors for deciding are:
- The type of heater
- The size of the heater
- The configuration (placement and location of where we install it)
- Your home size and needs
- Your old heating system and removal (if applicable)
- The condition of ductwork in your home or other existing parts of the heating system that can be used
A big change of energy source will take the most time. For example, changing from a boiler and radiator system to a gas furnace, means a larger job adding ducts and vents around the home and removing the old system, where just replacing the boiler for the same type of system would be a one day job. If a new boiler needs many changes to the old system, it could take up to three days.
For furnaces and heat pumps, estimate around three to five days. If the new heat pump or furnace can connect to ductwork you already have, it will probably be closer to three days. When we look at your home, talk options, and see your goals, we can give you a more precise time and cost estimate.
Whatever route you decide to go with installing a new system, make sure you pick a contractor with good reviews, experience, and a professional approach. Blue Frost Heating & Cooling offers you the level of experience that means we can do the job with efficiency but also the commitment to our customers that we take the time to perform quality installation. Forty-four years in the business speaks to our commitment to our customers and our ability to balance affordability with high-quality work.
With over forty years of experience, we’re ready to help your family with heater installation services in Warrenville, IL. Call us today for a free estimate at 630-283-6401.