So, you’re purchasing a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to work at its top performance, it’s imperative to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co.—conduct your heat pump installation. You can also help by doing a little preparation before we arrive to install your new heat pump.
First, be sure the region by your outdoor compressor/condenser is cleared so the technicians can easily get where they need to be to replace it. If you did not have a heat pump, clear an area where your new heat pump will be installed outside. It’s also important to keep plants and bushes trimmed away from the outdoor unit for proper operation and to allow for maintenance.
You can also perform some smaller home maintenance projects to help make 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 look 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 may 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 assist with peak comfort and keep your house 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 purchase touchup paint if it’s a different size or shape from your previous thermostat to clean up your wall.
If you have more concerns about what you will anticipate from your new heat pump installation, or if you would like to understand how long you can expect your specific installation time to last, give Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. a call at 863-216-2923. 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 first preventive maintenance.