How to Replace Your Wall Furnace How to Replace Your Wall Furnace

Replacing a wall furnace every few years is recommended in order to be able to keep up with the changing technologies and requirements of modern times. Every few years a new model is launched into the market that is more fuel effective, cost effective and environmentally friendly than the previous models before it. By replacing the wall furnace in one’s house one can not only save on power and money but also meet the warming needs of the house without compromising on ecological factors. Learning how to replace the wall furnace in the house involves studying a few easy step-by-step instructions.

Materials Required

The follow materials are needed in order to be able to successfully remove an old wall furnace and replace it with a new furnace:

  • The new wall furnace
  • Duct tape
  • Assorted screwdrivers
  • Bolts and nuts
  • Multipurpose knife

Preparing for the Replacement Process

Removing the current furnace mounted in the wall is an easy process but one might require professional help. If one is unsure about possible risks or damaging the wiring or framework of the wall it is advisable to ask a professional to remove the furnace. Most furnaces come with instruction manuals on how to unscrew the nuts and bolts and detach the furnace from its wall mounting. The preparation process also involves purchasing a new furnace. While shopping it is important to buy a new model that meets the heating requirements of the house while also being environmentally friendly and reasonably priced. Once the existing furnace has been removed from the wall positioning and the new one has been purchased, follow the following steps to put in the new furnace:  

Step 1: Positioning the New Furnace

The new furnace should be fitted into the wall according to the guidelines specified in the instruction manual. It is important to leave some space between the edges of the furnace and the wall. The furnace has to be fixed onto a metal plate that is joined to the wall.

Step 2: Fitting in the New Furnace

Furnaces are typically attached to exterior walls to keep them in a safe and secure placement in the electrical and other network systems of the house. The furnace has to be mounted tightly between the studs of the metal plate. It is important to fix the new furnace into the inner side of an exterior wall correctly so that the vent cap of the furnace lies flush to the exterior wall. This should be done by ensuring that the wall hollow for placing the furnace heater is at level with the vent of the furnace. This hollow portion of the wall should be protected from damage on the outside- rain, snow, heavy winds and other elements of nature should not be able to reach and damage the furnace.

Step 3: Hooking the Furnace Up

This part of the process can be done correctly only by a professional technician. Connecting the gas pipes is a dangerous task that a layman should not undertake himself. Call in the services of a professional to have your wall furnace connected to the gas lines system of the house.

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