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 work at its top performance, it’s imperative to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Paso Robles Heating and Air—conduct your heat pump installation. You can also assist by doing a little preparation before we come to install your new heat pump. First, be sure the region by your outdoor compressor/condenser is cleared so the technicians can easily get where they need to be to replace it. If you didn’t already 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 perform some simple 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 assess 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 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 you reach peak comfort and keep your house at your chosen temperatures 24/7. If you need or want 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 more 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 Paso Robles Heating and Air a call at 805-238-7553. 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 routine maintenance.