So, you’re purchasing a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to run at its top performance, it’s imperative to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc.—complete your heat pump installation. You can also assist by doing some preparation before we achieve to install your new heat pump.
First, be sure the region around your outdoor compressor/condenser is cleared so the technicians can easily get where they need to be to replace it. If you did not 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 simple home maintenance projects to help make sure you’ll get the most energy efficiency from your new heat pump. Ensure 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 might need a new thermostat, depending on the model of your older heat pump. Plus, now would be an ideal 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 home at your chosen temperatures 24/7. If you need or want a new thermostat installed during 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 other 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 would like to understand how long your installation will last, give Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. a call at 918-682-8238. 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.