You might be thinking of installing your own furnace to save some money. The installation process is actually quite complex. Faulty installation can lead to a variety of problems in the future. These include inefficient operation and high utility bills. Some of the more dangerous side-effects are an increased risk of fire due to gas leaks, and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Both gas and electric furnaces require safe installation by a licensed professional. Faulty installation can lead to injury, illness, or even death.
Permits and inspections ensure the furnace is installed safely. They also confirm that the contractor follows all the rules and requirements.
So, is it legal to install your own furnace? In short, no, you need a permit and a licensed plumber. Unsafe installation is a big hazard to you and your neighbors.
If you still don’t think installing your own furnace is a big deal,…