Poor Furnace Installation: Five Problems It Can Cause

Posted: December 23, 2019

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A big-box hardware store will often sell you on an oil-fired furnace by telling you about its vaunted 90+ AFUE (fuel efficiency) rating.

What they don’t tell you is that you’ll never achieve that efficiency in the real world without proper professional installation of your heating equipment.

Because today’s home furnaces are advanced pieces of equipment that integrate in complex and important ways with the rest of your heating system, they should always be installed by trained, certified professionals so they can operate as they were designed to.

What can go wrong from poor installation?

Many problems can occur if your furnace isn’t installed correctly. Here are five issues that can result from poor furnace installation in your RI home.

  1. Fuel leaks – A poor connection to your heating system’s fuel lines could lead to heating oil leaks, which create safety risks (see #5 below), poor heating system performance and diminished efficiency (see #4 below).
  2. Electrical problems – An improperly installed furnace can overload and trip the circuit breaker that controls it, interrupting your heating service.
  3. Duct issues – Poorly executed duct designs and ill-fitted connections can cost you hundreds of dollars in lost heated air over the course of a year.
  4. Inefficiency – An incorrectly installed heating system will work harder than it should to heat your home; among other things, this overwork will cause your equipment to use more energy to do the same job.
  5. Safety hazards – Besides the previously mentioned fuel leaks, an improperly installed furnace can also develop exhaust ventilation problems – a dangerous and potentially even deadly risk to your family.

The bottom line: When it comes to installing an oil-fired heating system in Rhode Island, don’t risk a DIY – call the licensed, bonded pros at Vaughn Oil. By working with a trained heating expert from start to finish, you’ll know that your furnace is installed and working correctly from the first time you turn it on.

For expert furnace installations and furnace service in Rhode Island, trust the pros at Vaughn Oil. Contact us today to learn more!