Pepperell, MA Furnace Replacement

Pepperell, MA Furnace Replacement

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MillTown Plumbing Furnace Replacement in Pepperell, MA

Pepperell’s furnace replacement season is upon us. By this time of year in Pepperell Massachusetts, you have likely turned the heat on to combat those chilly mornings. If you notice your heat isn’t coming on, it could be a sign you need either a furnace repair or furnace replacement. That’s what this customer called MillTown for initially. Shortly thereafter, MillTown Plumbing’s licensed heating contractors were on their way.

Furnace Repair Troubleshooting and Inspection

After inspecting the furnace, technicians noticed that the gas valve was broken. Considering the involvement of replacing the part against the entire furnace, the client opted to refresh the entire heating system. This meant a Rheem gas furnace replacement considering the age of the rest of the components. You should have your furnace inspected once a year in the fall.

You should have your furnace inspected immediately if you notice any symptoms of a failing furnace such as:

  • Abnormal smells
  • Non-start
  • Little or no heat
  • Constant thermostat adjustments
  • Uneven heating between rooms
  • Strange sounds
  • Triggered carbon monoxide detector
  • Corrosion around fittings and associated components

It should be noted the benefits of having your furnace replaced:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Improved airflow
  • Lower repair costs
  • Less frequent repair costs
  • Quieter function
  • Peace of mind
Faulty Bryant furnace being removed in Pepperell
Faulty Bryant furnace before being removed

How-To Replace a Furnace

MillTown’s qualified and licensed technicians began by removing this Pepperell client’s old furnace. Before removal, they safely disconnected the gas lines, intake and exhaust flues, electrical connections, and condensate pump. Because the furnace was going to the scrapyard to be recycled for its metal contents, the technicians were able to quickly remove the old furnace without regard for future usability.

How-To Install a Furnace

Once the old furnace was removed, preparation for the new furnace began. The interior intake ductwork had to be cut and modified to accept the new filter style since the new Rheem furnace uses a different filter type. The existing intake and exhaust flues were noted to be out of code, so those were removed in anticipation of installing to-spec piping. Preparation of the new furnace itself included cutting a hole in the side for the intake ductwork and installing feet to keep the furnace off the ground.

Furnace intake duct modification in Pepperell
Furnace intake duct modification to accept install new, larger filter
Cutting furnace intake duct port in Pepperell
Cutting furnace intake duct port

Furnace Installation

Once everything was removed and prepared, MillTown Plumbing’s technicians were ready to begin the installation process of the new Rheem furnace and brought it to its final location. To begin the furnace replacement, the new furnace air filter housing was fastened to the tabs cut out from the modified intake ductwork and the new furnace. On the exhaust side, the top of the furnace, a foundation for a necessary transition joins the furnace with the exhaust ductwork. Foil tape sealed the intake and exhaust ducting to ensure there were no air leaks while air was circulating through the system.

Furnace Intake & Plumbing Exhaust

MillTown’s contractors installed new intake and exhaust flues made out of PVC and polypropylene, respectively. Purple primer and PVC cement were applied to securely fasten and prevent leaks on the intake PVC pipes. The exhaust pipes utilized clamps and interior gaskets to completely seal themselves off.

Installing these pipes at a slight angle down towards the furnace allows condensation to drain into the condensate pump. Securing the flues are clamps that are fastened to the ductwork or studs. Labeling these pipes “Intake” and “Exhaust” are mandatory to meet code now, so the technicians installed three highly visible graphics on each pipe.

Hanging intake and exhaust flue plumbing in Pepperell
Hanging intake and exhaust flue plumbing

Furnace Condensate Pump and Furnace Wiring

A MillTown licensed electrician joined the install technicians and rerouted an existing outlet to improve overall functionality. One of MillTown’s licensed electricians added a GFCI outlet next to the condensate pump along with a service switch for the furnace to separate the wiring for the furnace and hot water heater. He also wired up the connection for the thermostat. While this was being done, one of the install technicians installed the new plumbing for the condensate pump to begin wrapping up this Pepperell furnace replacement.

Electrical outlet relocation and condensate pump in Pepperell
Electrical outlet relocation and condensate pump plumbing

Furnace Gas Line Installation

The gas line was rerouted for ease of installation and service of additional components. Thread sealant on the threads of the gas line prevents harmful gas from escaping into the client’s home. Excess air was bled from the gas pipe after the main gas line was turned back on. After bleeding the air out, the furnace was ready for use.

Pepperell Furnace Replacement Contractor Doing it Right

Completed Rheem furnace replacement in Pepperell
Completed Rheem furnace replacement and plumbing

Along with this furnace install, MillTown offers a carbon monoxide detector and a new thermostat. This client already had their AC unit replaced by MillTown so they had already received a new thermostat, but took advantage of the included carbon monoxide detector, installing it near his staircase.

Costs to replace your furnace vary greatly depending on the furnace price, furnace location, replacement of the associated components, and more.

Pepperell Furnace Replacement Contractor

Here at MillTown, we provide cost-effective, permanent solutions to keep your home in tip-top shape. We commit to your satisfaction and offer high-quality, same-day service. Our technicians are clean, courteous, and respectful of your home. It is why Massachusetts and New Hampshire homeowners have trusted us for over 35 years. Contact us today if you are a local Pepperell homeowner interested in furnace replacement, repair, or maintenance!


Furnace Replacement Reviews

Timothy M. CoyTimothy M. Coy
14:57 20 Sep 22
My review is more for Pedro my tech, than Milltown. Pedro was amazing! He took the time to walk me through not only my issue, but also just general utility care I should know as a homeowner. He was personable, and really took the time. And it was greatly appreciated! I’d have him back for all my plumbing needs! I think nearly $600 was a little steep to replace a hose spigot… But I was willing to pay it because of the service Pedro provided.
Jan YoungJan Young
19:23 09 Aug 22
Less than eight hours after I first called Milltown with a dead water heater and no hot water, I now have a brand new unit working perfectly. The technician, Jonathan, and the supervisor with him were wonderful. I am so grateful that I didn’t have to wait several days, and that these folks were so nice to work with. And the dispatcher, Ralph, was very helpful as well. I am very happy right now!
Lisa SilvaLisa Silva
11:43 25 Jun 22
Our shower started leaking the week before I was having surgery. Milltown sent Darrin out to assess our situation . Darrin recommended we completely replace our shower unit . We agreed. He was able to get things expedited and was in our home working on it two days after my surgery. He was kind, knowledgeable, worked cleanly, and efficiently. His partner James was also very good. Thank you Milltown for sending such a good crew.
J S DoaneJ S Doane
14:18 24 Mar 22
I was already a Milltown customer for both plumbing and water heater services, so I didn’t hesitate to contact them for some needed electrical work at my 100+ year old house. Based on my experience with this company, I expected good service. The service I received from the Electrical Team was OUTSTANDING!. Matthew H was so helpful during the estimating process, and in his recommendations, and patiently answered all of my questions. On the scheduled work days, Matthew and his team always arrived on time, and were as professional and courteous as they could possibly be. This is a two-family home, and the amount of work that they have completed on time, as promised, has been amazing. So organized, and informative every step of the way, and I’m thrilled with the results. The peace-of-mind I now have in knowing that the work was done correctly by licensed professionals like Matthew and his team is so important, especially for electrical services. I highly recommend Matthew H and the whole Milltown electrical crew!March 23rd: For the last package of work, Matt and Dan came back to install all of the new ceiling light fixtures, all NINE of them. Each new fixture was replacing a really old one that was not LED compatible. The installation was fast, and perfect, and they even cleaned up each area as they went!. Service doesn’t get any better than this. Milltown is the best!!
Nicole FoxNicole Fox
22:25 17 Mar 22
Customer service was good. They set up an appointment for the day after my call, even though it was not an emergency request. Technicians Pedro and James were friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful in explaining the repair and costs. I decided not to wait on getting another quote, since the price was within the range I expected. They had their tools right there. After struggling to fix the clog myself for months, the drain finally flows again! I definitely recommend this company for their professional team and quick response.

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