Furnace Installer

Install and regulate gas-burner units in building-heating furnaces.
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Very Good

Salary Range
$26,000 – $67,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Furnace Installers do?

Installs and regulates gas-burner units in building-heating furnaces to convert furnaces from wood, coal, or oil to gas: Directs helper to prepare furnace for installation of gas burner unit. Lays brick foundation [BRICKLAYER] in furnace ashpit and positions heating unit on foundation. Draws sketch of pipes and fittings required to connect gas burner to gas supply. Measures, cuts, threads, bends, and installs pipe between burner and gas supply with assistance of helper, using pipefitters’ tools. Installs thermostat in heated area and makes wiring connections between building terminal box, switchbox, burner motor, and thermostat [ELECTRICIAN]. Ignites gas burner and adjusts gas-flow and air-supply control valves until observation of gas flame indicates correct combustion.


Should I be a Furnace Installer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Blower Installer, Fan Installer, Furnace Converter, Furnace Erector, Furnace Fitter, Furnace Mechanic, Furnace Setter See More

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