So, you’re purchasing a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to operate at its optimal performance, it’s vital to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning—perform your heat pump installation. You can also help by doing some preparation before we arrive 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 home’s 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 easy 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 check 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 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 home at your desired temperatures 24/7. If you need or opted for 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 original thermostat to clean up your wall.
If you have more concerns about what you will anticipate during your new heat pump installation, or if you would like to understand how long your installation will last, give Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 402-509-5940. 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 first preventive maintenance.