What to Expect When You Get a Heat Pump Installed 09/29/2017So, you’re buying a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to run at its peak performance, it’s crucial to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc—conduct your heat pump installation. You can also help by doing a little bit of 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 did not 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 do 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 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 assist with peak comfort and keep your space at your preferred temperatures 24/7. If you need or opted for a new thermostat installed throughout 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 previous thermostat to clean up your wall. If you have additional concerns about what you will find during your new heat pump installation, or if you would like to understand how long your installation will last, give Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at 251-471-2674. We’re happy to provide more information and look forward to working with you! And be sure to give us a call or book an appointment with us online when it’s time for your new heat pump’s first preventive maintenance.