If you decide to handle a heating upgrade on your own, get an appliance that is easier to install. A lot of people try to save currency anywhere they can. The upgrade of a Heating & A/C appliance seems like a relaxing thing… However, you can certainly destroy an appliance installing it wrong. A cooling appliance will never be the same if you mess up the amount of refrigerant on the initial setup. A gas furnace is entirely challenging to install. You must have gas hookups & a flue plan installed in the dwelling. Are you capable of doing that? I definitely know I am not. A heat pump appliance is a little more difficult since you are connecting an indoor & outdoor device with one another… What I find especially difficult is focusing on heating appliances. The best plan to install on your own is actually heated flooring. Hydronic heating is not for the faint of heart however. This requires the boiler in the basement to have piping linked to it. The piping then extends into the floor boards & sizzling water flows through the pipe for heating. This is not easy & is especially lavish. It is better to leave this to the HVAC professionals. The electric version of this heated floor appliance is way nicer to install though. You simply put electric heated mats right under the boards. It requires ripping up the floor, however that is not so difficult. Anyone with the right tools can handle it. You save on the overall cost & you actually know the heating appliance upgrade is done right & carefully.