So, you’re getting a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to run at its peak performance, it’s vital to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at I-Deal HVAC—complete 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 space 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 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 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 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 might need a new thermostat, depending on the model of your older 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 assist with peak comfort and keep your house at your chosen 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 original thermostat to clean up your wall.
If you have more inquiries about what you can expect as a result of your new heat pump installation, or if you are curious how long your installation will last, give I-Deal HVAC a call at 505-445-1250. We’re happy to answer 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.