This is a compilation of my experience installing furnaces for 20 years, and it is designed to accomplish two things:
#1 Give you an understanding of how furnaces are installed, and let you decide if you can accomplish the task yourself,
#2 Information is power – When you know the how’s and why’s of furnace installations you can deal with contractors on a level playing field and not get ripped off.
I was a contractor for over 20 years, so I understand the ins and outs of the heating and air conditioning business. Contractors will give you free estimates. I highly recommend you get a few just to see how much you would normally have to pay to have a furnace replaced. (See comments from customers at the end of this article).
In fact, here is a little nugget of truth from this book, call Sears Inc and get a free estimate. The price they give you will be twice (yes, double) the price a contractor will give you, and they will hire a licensed contractor from your area to install the furnace in your home. Thanks Sears for your customer dedication. PS this also goes for their roofing, siding, or anything else they are doing in peoples’ homes department.
Now you should know that contractors will also have to double the price of everything, not to rip people off, but to cover the numerous taxes, fees, etc from the government and local county they work in. It’s not their fault. It’s just the truth, and the honest cost of doing business. I have been in his shoes.
So why should you have to pay double for everything? Truth is you don’t have to! How? Just install the furnace yourself!
I have taught thousands to do it… at the time of this writing, I have sold over 3,500 of these installation guides. With a Step-by-Step guide it’s not difficult at all. However if you’re not going to do your own furnace, but just want to understand the process, then read on. With this book you will know exactly how much a new furnace is so you don’t get ripped off or taken advantage of.
I cannot take all the credit for the furnace installation guide though. After writing the book I handed it over to my wife to edit. My wife does not know anything about installing furnaces so she was the perfect candidate to edit the book. I figured if she got done with it and felt confident about installing a furnace my job was done! She soon found a “problem” with my writing though. She said I was writing as if everyone would just know what I was talking about.
So after a month of detailed explanations and diagrams (I even made some duct-work out of paper so she could understand how it fit together!), she handed me the finished draft. She smiled and said, “This is a really good book, Babe. I would feel pretty good about installing a furnace with this!” MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Take a look at what you’re going to get:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents
a- Tool List
b- Assessing your home
1-Assessing Your Homes’ Heating and Cooling System
2- Materials List – Ductwork
3- Materials List – Electrical Hookup
4- Materials List – Gas Line
5- Materials List – Miscellaneous
6- Materials list – 80% efficient furnace
7- Materials list – 90% efficient furnace
8 -Finding Local Suppliers To Work With
9- Removing Power and Fuel Supply
10- Securing Existing Ductwork
11- Removing the Old Equipment
12- Putting It All Back Together
13- Aligning the Furnace
14- Attaching Return and Boot To Furnace
15- The Transition – Connecting the Plenum To the Furnace
16- Connecting the Gas Line
17- Exhausting the Flue Gases
18- Installing the Thermostat and Wiring
19- Starting Up Your New Equipment
20- Tutorial – Putting Duct-work Together
It’s your hard earned money. Installing your own furnace will help you keep most of it in your pocket! However, if you still don’t feel up to the challenge that’s okay! Chapter 8 alone – Finding Local Suppliers To Work With – will save you thousands of dollars, even if you hire a contractor to do the job!
Enough of me trying to pry the price of two coffees out of your pocket …. take a look at what a few of the thousands of customers that have bought the book have said:
Here are some emails from customers
“Tony I got the furnace in, thanks for the super price on the furnace. I would have never attempted it without your guide , but it was super easy. Thanks for the email help” – Chad
email@example.com—-Submitted on 2010/10/26 at 6:18 pm
I planned to install furnaces in my rental properties and my home this year. In January one died in the cold dead days of winter, so in a pinch and a hurry I had a contractor replace it…for $2600! Now I’ve purchased the book, along with THREE furnaces (one high efficient for my home) for just $2300. I put one in so far (the others in the next 2 weeks), and it was SOOOO easy. I followed the manufacturer’s instructions and the book, did all my checks, and it’s done. The same type of unit that cost me $2600 in January (with installation) cost just $600 for me to do on a Saturday afternoon! THANKS!
MY reply to ATRANK above.
Glad to hear it all worked out for you. Thats a considerable savings. Email if you need to discuss anything.
PS thanks for buying the furnaces from us as well…….;}
submitted on 2010/09/12 at 2:00 pm
Submitted on 2010/09/12 at 12:23 pm
I recently purchased your E-book and as a HVAC student at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, I found it to be incredibly useful for my course program and studies. My question is: By any chance do you have any other manuals or E-books relating to the HVAC field that is for purchase? Information of air conditioners and refrigeration would be very useful to me.
My Response – Just to let readers know. Johnathan Sent me an email with the above comments in the email. I asked him if he would post them here and he agreed. I even bribed him a little and promised a free Air Conditioning book when I got to getting one ready for sale.