What to Expect When You Get a Heat Pump Installed

September 29, 2017

So, you’re purchasing a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to run at its optimal performance, it’s crucial to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating —conduct your heat pump installation. You can also provide support by doing a little preparation before we achieve to install your new heat pump.

First, be sure the area 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 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 make sure you’ll get the most energy efficiency from your new heat pump. Take a look to confirm 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 could need a new thermostat, depending on the model of your former 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 home at your chosen temperatures 24/7. If you need or opted for a new thermostat installed throughout 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 additional inquiries about what you can expect during your new heat pump installation, or if you want to know how long your installation will last, give Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 949-525-9119. We’re happy to answer your questions and look forward to working with you! And remember to give us a call when it’s time for your new heat pump’s routine maintenance.