What to Expect When You Get a Heat Pump Installed

September 29, 2017

So, you’re buying a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to run at its top performance, it’s vital to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Breathe Healthier Air—perform your heat pump installation. You can also help by doing some preparation before we achieve to install your new heat pump.

First, be sure the region surrounding your outdoor compressor/condenser is cleared so the technicians can easily get where they need to be to replace it. If you didn’t already have a heat pump, clear an area where your new heat pump will be installed outside. It’s also important to make sure bushes and plants are trimmed back from the outdoor unit for proper operation and to allow for maintenance.

You can also do some simple home maintenance projects to help be sure you’ll get the most energy efficiency from your new heat pump. Check to make sure that your attic is well-insulated. You should also assess for air leaks around your doors and windows. If you find any, they can usually be repaired with weather stripping or caulking.

You should be aware that you might need a new thermostat, depending on the model of your older heat pump. Plus, now is a great time to upgrade to a smart thermostat to take full advantage of all the benefits of a new heat pump. A smart thermostat can help you reach peak comfort and keep your home at your preferred temperatures 24/7. If you need or opted for a new thermostat installed with your heat pump installation, you may also want to make sure you have touchup paint if it’s a different size or shape from your original thermostat to clean up your wall.

If you have any other questions about what you can expect as a result of your new heat pump installation, or if you are curious how long you can expect your specific installation time to last, give Breathe Healthier Air a call at 772-600-7151. We’re happy to address your questions and look forward to working with you! And be sure to give us a call when it’s time for your new heat pump’s first preventive maintenance.