What to Expect When You Get a Heat Pump Installed 09/29/2017So, you’re getting a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to run at its peak performance, it’s crucial to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Ocean Air Conditioning—perform your heat pump installation. You can also provide support by doing some preparation before we come to install your new heat pump. First, be sure the area surrounding 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 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 complete some easy home maintenance projects to help be sure you’ll get the most energy efficiency from your new heat pump. Ensure that your attic is well-insulated. You should also assess for air leaks around your doors and windows. If you find any, they can typically be repaired with weather stripping or caulking. You should be aware that you may need a new thermostat, depending on the model of your previous 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 chosen temperatures 24/7. If you need or opted for a new thermostat installed with your heat pump installation, you may also want to get some touchup paint if it’s a different size or shape from your other thermostat to clean up your wall. If you have additional inquiries about what you can expect as a result of your new heat pump installation, or if you are curious how long your installation will last, give Ocean Air Conditioning a call at 949-525-9119. We’re happy to answer your questions and look forward to working with you! And don’t forget to give us a call or book an appointment with us online when it’s time for your new heat pump’s ongoing maintenance.