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How Long Does it Take to Install a Furnace?

Written by Chris

The furnace is, without a doubt, one of the most popular heating methods used in North America. Are you still hesitating to get one? Installing a furnace can keep you warm throughout the cold North American winters, and its installation is simple and quick. Please keep reading to learn more about the types of furnaces, how long it takes to install a furnace, the pros and cons of different types of furnaces, and what you can do to make your furnace’s installation time shorter.

To install a furnace, it is always advised to get at least two well-trained furnace installation technicians. There are many things to know, and many parts needed to install a furnace properly.

How Long Does It Take to Install a Furnace

You must be wondering how much time it takes to install a furnace. The installation of a furnace on average takes about four to six hours. The time of installation can increase depending on the size of the furnace, the area of the house, and the make of the furnace.

Factors that Might Affect Installation Time

To speed up installation time, you should make sure that the area it will be installed in is clean, empty, and well-lit. Make sure there will be no kids near there for the installation duration and that your technicians are well-experienced and know precisely what they are doing!

Types of Furnaces available to install

What are the types of furnaces and their advantages?

Furnaces available on the market are powered by four different energy sources with their advantages and disadvantages.

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Furnaces

The choice of a furnace model depends significantly on the type of energy available in your home:

Each type of furnace has its pros and cons. The most efficient systems will run on fuel.

A furnace is a central unit that can heat your entire home. It mainly comes in two types:

The furnace for the forced-air system

A forced-air system distributes the air heated by the furnace through a network of ducts and hatches, thus heating the air in your home. With the addition of filters and humidifiers, this system allows reasonable control of the air quality in your home.

The furnace for the hot water system

The heat is distributed by the passage of hot water heated by the furnace in a system of pipes and radiators which run through the house. As heat is propagated by radiation rather than hot air, the result is an increased heating quality that does not dry out the air.

Already have a hot water system that you want to keep, but would like to improve its energy efficiency? Choose a high-quality furnace model.

The advantages of the electric furnace

These clean, quiet, and efficient devices provide electrically controlled comfort for a cottage, home, or office. That’s because they are supplied with an “ultra-quiet” multiple-speed fan and side or bottom access to the mixing box. You can also purchase a hard-wired kit for 120 or 240-volt power, air filters, and humidifiers. It can be mounted virtually anywhere: in a basement, closet, crawl space, nook, or alcove. A hard-wired kit is also CSA-approved for use as a built-in unit. It is not necessary to leave a free space between the furnace and combustible surfaces.

Versatility and more

Add an air conditioner, electric humidifier, or electronic air filter to get the comfort you want. Multi-speed motor… Versatile and practical standard equipment.


To find the furnace model that will meet your needs, ask for an estimate from Smile HVAC’s professionals. Considering your budget, they will take into account the following characteristics before giving you suitable recommendations:

Call Smile HVAC for Furnace Installation

Did you know that with proper maintenance and use, a furnace’s average lifespan ranges from 15 to 20 years? At Smile HVAC, our inventory contains brands known for their durability. Besides, for high energy efficiency, most of our models are ENERGY STAR qualified. Choosing this symbol means choosing savings!

Located in the GTA region, Smile HVAC serves clients in Toronto, Mississauga, Barrie, and more. For the repair, purchase, or installation of the furnace that will keep you warm in cold weather, Smile HVAC is your reference.

We don’t just sell the best furnaces. We make sure they are operating at peak efficiency through quality installation and regular maintenance. And if something goes wrong, we will do our absolute best to give you the best service on the market. Call us!