So, you’re buying a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to operate at its peak performance, it’s crucial to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at B&D Air Conditioning—complete your heat pump installation. You can also provide support by doing a little bit of preparation before we come to install your new heat pump.
First, be sure the area around 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 your home’s 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 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 check 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 may need a new thermostat, depending on the model of your previous 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 house at your desired temperatures 24/7. If you need or opted for 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 previous thermostat to clean up your wall.
If you have more concerns about what you can expect from your new heat pump installation, or if you would like to understand how long your installation will last, give B&D Air Conditioning a call at 928-432-6018. We’re happy to address your questions 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.