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 operate at its peak performance, it’s crucial to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc—conduct your heat pump installation. You can also provide support by doing a little bit of preparation before we achieve to install your new heat pump. First, be sure the area around 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 do some smaller home maintenance projects to help ensure you’ll get the most energy efficiency from your new heat pump. Ensure 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 former heat pump. Plus, now would be an ideal 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 house at your desired temperatures 24/7. If you need or want 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 more inquiries about what you will anticipate from your new heat pump installation, or if you are curious how long you can expect your specific installation time to last, give Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc a call at 727-398-5515. We’re happy to provide more information and look forward to working with you! And don’t forget to give us a call or schedule an appointment with us online when it’s time for your new heat pump’s first preventive maintenance.