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 run at its top performance, it’s crucial to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Paso Robles Heating and Air—complete your heat pump installation. You can also assist by doing a little preparation before we achieve 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 make sure bushes and plants are trimmed back from the outdoor unit for proper operation and to allow for maintenance.

You can also perform some simple 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 look 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 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 preferred temperatures 24/7. If you need or would like a new thermostat installed with 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 inquiries about what you will find 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 805-203-8667. We’re happy to provide more information 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 ongoing maintenance.