So, you’re buying a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to run at its optimal performance, it’s imperative to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Solar Air Inc. —complete your heat pump installation. You can also provide support by doing a little preparation before we arrive to install your new heat pump.
First, be sure the space by your outdoor compressor/condenser is cleared so the technicians can easily get where they need to be to replace it. If you don’t already have a heat pump, clear an area where the 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 perform some simple home maintenance projects to help ensure 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 frequently 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 may be the perfect 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 ensure peak comfort and keep your space at your chosen temperatures 24/7. If you need or want a new thermostat installed throughout your heat pump installation, you may also want to purchase touchup paint if it’s a different size or shape from your other thermostat to clean up your wall.
If you have additional concerns about what you will anticipate during your new heat pump installation, or if you are curious how long to anticipate your installation will last, give Solar Air Inc. a call at 954-320-7398. We’re happy to answer your questions and look forward to working with you! And don’t forget to give us a call when it’s time for your new heat pump’s routine maintenance.