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How Long Do Heater Installations Normally Take?

When you’re researching heater installation for your home, you are probably looking at the different types of system options you have. But that’s not all you need to consider. You also need to think about how long the installation will take since you have to set aside time to have our team come out and install your new system.

The good news is that heater installations can usually be completed in a single day. The total number of hours needed depends on the complexity of the project. If you’re in need of heating installation in Boise, ID, our team can help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about what happens during a heater installation so you understand how long it will take. 

Most heater installations take between four and eight hours to complete on average. There are a lot of factors that go into this time estimation. Our team can offer a free assessment if you need a more exact estimate. Once you decide what type of heater you want to install, we can give you an idea of how long it will take based on your home’s layout and existing system. 

Removing Your Old Heater

The first step to installing your brand new heater is to remove your old system completely. We have to turn off gas lines or electricity to ensure that there is no power going to the system. Then we have to remove everything safely and carefully. After that, we can assess how to install your new heater. We may have to do some cleaning or replace the boards and bases for your new heater. We want to make sure that the foundations are level and sturdy so that you won’t have any problems in the future.

Setting Everything Up

Our next step is to begin getting everything ready for the installation. If you need new wiring or new gas lines, we can install those. If you need new ductwork and air vents, we can handle that too. Maybe you would prefer to have air vents in different locations based on your furniture placement. We want to help make your new heater as efficient as possible so we can help you maximize your new unit. 


Once everything is ready, we can install the unit itself. We hook everything up and make sure that the connections are correct. If your system needs to be pressurized, we do that. Then we turn on all of the systems and test your settings. It usually takes around an hour for us to fully test your new heater and make sure that it works correctly. We want to turn the temperature up and down and make sure that your heater turns on like it should and doesn’t make any unusual sounds.

Once we know that everything is working, we can give you tips for how to use your heater and maximize its efficiency. 

Here at Idaho Heating & Air, Your Comfort Is Our Priority! Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a new heater installation.

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