What to Expect When You Get a Heat Pump Installed 09/29/2017So, you’re purchasing a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to operate at its peak performance, it’s vital to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at B&D Air Conditioning—complete your heat pump installation. You can also help by doing a little preparation before we come 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 did not have a heat pump, clear an area where the 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 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 assess 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 might need a new thermostat, depending on the model of your previous heat pump. Plus, now is a great 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 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 additional inquiries about what you can expect during your new heat pump installation, or if you are curious how long your installation will last, give B&D Air Conditioning a call at 928-432-6018. We’re happy to provide more information and look forward to working with you! And be sure to give us a call or arrange an appointment with us online when it’s time for your new heat pump’s first preventive maintenance.