Upgrading your furnace reduces your energy costs and improves the comfort of your home. However, if you’ve never scheduled a furnace installation before, you may be wondering how to best prepare for the appointment. As with any major appliance installation, the better prepared you are, the faster the work will be completed. Here are a few tips to help make your installation as easy as possible.

4 Tips to Prepare Your Home for a Furnace Installation

1. Clear a Path

Furnaces are rarely in an easy-to-reach spot. Therefore, the more you can clear the area, the better. Remove any furniture, throw rugs, other hazards that could get in the installation team’s way as they move through your house. They’ll need a clear walkway to remove the old unit and bring in the new system. If the crew is not worried about tripping or stumbling over obstacles, they’ll be able to get to work faster and with less risk of injury.

2. Remove Boxes and Other Storage From the Installation Site

Furnace InstallationSince furnaces are often in basements or closets, it’s easy for the surrounding area to become cluttered with items. Before the crew arrives, take the time to remove any boxes that are directly in front of the old furnace. Also, sweep out the space to remove the dust and debris that may have collected over the years. Though the installation team will lay down drop cloths to protect the floor, it never hurts to give the space a good cleaning.

3. Clear Your Schedule

Appointments can take several hours, even when the installation is simple. While it’s not a requirement for you to be home during this time, it helps if you can be there. Try to clear your schedule on installation day, so you’re available to answer any questions the technicians may have.


If you’re ready to upgrade your home’s heating system, contact the team at Pointon Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Their dedicated furnace installation team is proud to have helped residents in Portage and Baraboo, WI, keep their systems running year after year. With over 200 years of combined experience, there’s no furnace repair issue they can’t handle. Learn more about their services online and call (608) 356-4177 for their Baraboo location and (608) 745-4616 for their Portage office.