So, you’re getting a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to work at its optimal performance, it’s imperative to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Speedy Air Conditioning—perform your heat pump installation. You can also provide support by doing a little bit of preparation before we arrive 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 your home’s 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 do some smaller home maintenance projects to help ensure 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 check for air leaks around your doors and windows. If you find any, they can frequently be repaired with weather stripping or caulking.
You should be aware that you might need a new thermostat, depending on the model of your older 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 assist with peak comfort and keep your space at your desired temperatures 24/7. If you need or want a new thermostat installed throughout your heat pump installation, you may also want to get some touchup paint if it’s a different size or shape from your previous thermostat to clean up your wall.
If you have more questions about what you will anticipate as a result of your new heat pump installation, or if you want to know how long your installation will last, give Speedy Air Conditioning a call at 239-244-3439. We’re happy to provide more information and look forward to working with you! And remember to give us a call when it’s time for your new heat pump’s ongoing maintenance.