How To Install a Central Heating System in Your Home

Central heating system

This process is much easier than what you think it would be and just think how much money you will be saving in doing this yourself. Here's how to install a heating system in your house.

  1. The first step is to figure out where you want your duct work to come in to the house in every room. Then you can go under the house and see if everything is going to work out the way you want it too.
  2. The second step is to disconnect the electricity from your home. This is very important to do so you do not get shocked or forget to do this later.
  3. The next step is to install the air handler part of your central system. Wherever you purchased these should have gave you detailed instructions to follow or there should be instructions in your box. If you do not have any instructions you will need to contact the manufacturer to get some because you will want to make sure this is installed correctly. If something happens inside your home and this is not installed correctly your insurance may not cover it. So, be cautious and make sure you do this by the book.
  4. The compressor is the next thing on your list to take care of. Take into consideration where you are placing this and make sure it is at least 18 inches away from shrubs, trees and your house foundation. Like it mentions on your instructions, you will need to drill two holes, one for the refrigeration tube and the other for the electrical tube.
  5. Next you will want to connect the compressor and air handler to the breaker that you have marked for your central heating system.
  6. After installing the thermostat wall panel, connect the thermostat to the wall and then run the electrical line for that to your breaker in your breaker box. Ensure you have everything connected correctly in your breaker box and when you are finished you can turn your power back on to your home. Go to your system and make sure everything looks and sounds alright.

Take your instruction manual and make sure you have everything connected the way it says just to double check your work that you have just finished. Now you are ready to try out your unit to make sure it works. You may have a slight smell in the beginning but that will go away but when you turn the unit on go around to the unit and to every room in your home to make sure there are no problems. After about 10 to 15 minutes you should start feeling warm air from your vents. If you do not, go back and check all your connections and make sure everything is connected and in working order.


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