Furnace Installation Manual

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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

Introduction

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

21- Disclaimer

22- Index

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

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atrank@verizon.net—-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!

admin

MY reply to ATRANK above.

Hey Andy:

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…….;}

Tony

submitted on 2010/09/12 at 2:00 pm

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johnathanta ——johnathan.ta@hotmail.com

Submitted on 2010/09/12 at 12:23 pm

Hello,

Mr. Tony

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.

Thank you,

Johnathan Ta

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.

Tony

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14 thoughts on “Furnace Installation Manual”

  1. Hi I found your book and bought it however I have not received a link for the download yet. What is the turnaround for the link?
    Thanks, Joe

    1. Hey Joe …. it is usually instant. However we have been having programming problems. To answer your question though as soon as we get notified of a purchase we send the book out that day or the next day, and depending where you are it will take 2 to 7 days. Hope that helps

  2. Message Body:
    My wife and I just bought a home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Our house is 120 years old with no FAU and is currently heated with two free standing propane stoves which are inadequate when temps drop below 0. Plus the fuel cost is around 500.00 a month. We would like to know what size furnace to install in our 2500sf home. Also we plan to add on another 1000-1800sf in the future. We are also planning to install an outdoor wood furnace (boiler type) to the system. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jerry

    1. Hey Jerry thats a lot of thought going on for that one. Lets take them one at a time.
      For furnace size i would call one of the following and ask for a free estimate (as i cannot actually teach you how to do it from my arm chair quarterback position here) Sears, Home Depot, and or Lowes. That will get you the right size and a price that would be about double what a regular contractor would charge you. I would guess to say around 115,000 btu’s.

      For the edition i would think about a separate unit in the attic and separate ducting. You might even consider a mini split.

      An outdoor wood burning stove is an excellent choice if you are there most all the time. It requires attention most every day, and will save you tons on a heating bill.

      I am also found of making a “rocket mass heater” style wood burning stove and running a copper coil to use as radient heat. A rocket stove uses about 1/8th the wood of a conventional wood stove. email me if you are interested in plans for that setup.
      Hope that helps
      Tony

  3. Hey Jerry …. Glad to hear from you….

    Would you please sign up for the blog on http://www.furnacebook.com – copy and paste this question to the comments section at the bottom of the blog?

    That way i can share the answer with everbody who comes to the site…

    Regards
    Tony

    TONY GATTO
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    On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 4:03 PM, Jerry Dayton wrote:
    From: Jerry Dayton
    Subject: New furnace

    Message Body:
    My wife and I just bought a home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Our house is 120 years old with no FAU and is currently heated with two free standing propane stoves which are inadequate when temps drop below 0. Plus the fuel cost is around 500.00 a month. We would like to know what size furnace to install in our 2500sf home. Also we plan to add on another 1000-1800sf in the future. We are also planning to install an outdoor wood furnace (boiler type) to the system. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jerry


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  4. What is your opinion of the Goodman brand of furnaces? I have an old lennox propane furnace now that I would like to replace…
    Thank You
    Ron Qualley

  5. 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!

    1. Hey Andy

      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…….;}

      Tony

  6. Thanks Johnathan Ta

    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.

    Tony

  7. Hello,
    Mr. Smart

    I recently purchased your Furnace Installation 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.

    Thank you,
    Johnathan Ta

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