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 operate at its peak performance, it’s crucial to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Comfort Zone Inc—conduct your heat pump installation. You can also assist by doing some preparation before we arrive to install your new heat pump.

First, be sure the area 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 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 do 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 assess 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 may need a new thermostat, depending on the model of your former heat pump. Plus, now is a great 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 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 original thermostat to clean up your wall.

If you have any other concerns about what you can expect as a result of your new heat pump installation, or if you would like to understand how long your installation will last, give Comfort Zone Inc a call at 239-214-0411. We’re happy to provide more information 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 routine maintenance.