During frosty winter, when biting cold make you run for cover to find a cozy corner, everything else can wait. To make matter worse, recent storms that have swept across a large part of the US caused heavy snowfall, and the mercury dipped. South California may have been worst hit where even the lower elevations of the High Desert like Hesperia have already seen persistent rain and snowfall. When the weather is so grim, the best you can do is stay indoors and keep yourself warm. Did you check on your furnace to make sure it’s working fine? If not, contact an HVAC installer right away for furnace repair in Hesperia, CA.
If you have an old gas furnace, you need to hurry as it may stop working suddenly during this shivering winter. In this post, we will talk about some essential gas furnace installation requirements. Read on.
1. Tools and Parts
Your HVAC installer will assemble the required tools before installation. Check required tools and parts listed here.
- Non-corrosive leak check solution
- Pipe wrench
- Thread sealant
- Tape measure
- Test gauge
Number and types to be used will depend on fulfilling some other requirements such as the current gas supply, venting, and others.
An HVAC Installer can supply the following Parts:
- Flue pipe screen
- Inlet air restrictor plate
2. Installation Clearances
A minimum of 2-inch clearance is needed in front to have air openings into the combustion chamber. It will help your HVAC installer to do the groundwork when installing the furnace from the front. If you wish to install the furnace in a utility room or closet, make sure there is a minimum of 24-inch clearance in front if the door to the room is not in the same line with the front of the furnace.
3. Building Condition
If your building is still under-construction, it is advisable not to use the furnace as a heating unit. The condition inside an under construction home and sources such as varnish, cement or paint may cause damage to the furnace. Low return air temperature may trigger condensation in the furnace as well as other damage that can reduce the lifespan of your furnace.
4. Gas Supply Requirements
If the gas furnace that you are going to install is run by a specific type of gas (e.g., propane or natural gas), a conversion kit is required. Consult your service provider in advance for the conversion kit by checking the list of accessories they will prepare. The installation of gas supply piping is done according to the local codes and utility regulations. You need to consult the local gas supplier for fulfilling the requirements of adequate gas pipe size.
These are some of the major requirements when installing a gas furnace, though this is not an exhaustive list. To learn more about essentials for installing a furnace, consult a provider of furnace installation in Hesperia, CA and furnace service in Apple Valley. A reputable HVAC installer will make sure you spend the winter in a warm and comfortable temperature when staying indoors. Call us right now at 760-241-0441, and our specialists will assist you, shortly.