So, you’re purchasing a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to work at its optimal performance, it’s vital to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc—perform your heat pump installation. You can also assist by doing a little bit of preparation before we arrive to install your new heat pump.
First, be sure the region 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 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 smaller home maintenance projects to help ensure 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 look 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 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 you reach peak comfort and keep your space at your chosen temperatures 24/7. If you need or would like a new thermostat installed with your heat pump installation, you may also want to purchase touchup paint if it’s a different size or shape from your previous thermostat to clean up your wall.
If you have additional inquiries about what you will anticipate from your new heat pump installation, or if you are curious how long your installation will last, give Smyth Air Conditioning Inc a call at 561-533-6066 . We’re happy to address your questions and look forward to working with you! And be sure to give us a call when it’s time for your new heat pump’s first preventive maintenance.