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How Long Does It Take to Install a New Heater?

If you need to get a new heater installed, either because your old one has finally reached the end of its years of service or because you’ve moved into a new house, one of the big questions on your mind probably is: “How long will it take to install a heater?

The good news: any heating installation can be done very quickly. The bad news: that’s only if the job is done poorly. Like any complex task that’s worth doing right, installing a new heater requires enough time to get it done so the new system will perform as it supposed to. However, if you hire experienced professionals to handle your heating installation, you can expect the technicians to use the time efficiently, and the end result will be a heater that will work for you for many years with few repair needs.

When you want an efficient and effective heating installation in Johnstown, CO, look to Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning. We have served northern Colorado since 1934.

It’s impossible to give an exact time frame for heater installation: it depends on the type of heater, its size, the configuration of the space it’s going into, your home’s requirements, and your previous heating system. Boilers, for example, if they are put in as a replacement for a previous boiler, can take as little as one day to get installed. If the new boiler requires additional alterations to the previous system, it might take up to 3 days to complete.

For other systems, such as furnaces and heat pumps, the work can take longer. A good ballpark figure for an average job is 3 to 5 days. The time will hover on the lower side of the spectrum if the replacement will hook up to existing ductwork. Expect longer if the replacement requires switching to a different energy source. Your installation professionals will be able to give you a more precise figure when they visit your home to begin planning the job.

Because you can expect to go without heat for at least a day, you should schedule heating installation during the fall, before the deep cold strikes. This will also make it easier to find a convenient time for the installers to work, because HVAC companies have fewer emergency calls to attend to before the mercury drops during winter.

If you hire Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning to perform your installation, you can rest easy. We will take as much time as necessary to give you the best heating installation in Johnstown, CO, possible. But we also have the experience and skill to keep the time to a minimum. Take advantage of the fall and schedule your heating maintenance with us today.

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