So, you’re purchasing a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to work at its optimal performance, it’s crucial to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc—perform your heat pump installation. You can also assist by doing a little preparation before we arrive to install your new heat pump.
First, be sure the space around 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 check that any plants and brushes are 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. Check to make sure that your attic is well-insulated. You should also check 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 older 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 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 more concerns about what you will find as a result of your new heat pump installation, or if you are curious how long to anticipate your installation will last, give Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc a call at 727-369-6195. 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.