So, you’re buying a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to operate at its peak performance, it’s imperative to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Kilbourne Heating & AC—conduct your heat pump installation. You can also help by doing a little 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 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 perform some smaller home maintenance projects to help be sure 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 usually be repaired with weather stripping or caulking.
You should be aware that you could need a new thermostat, depending on the model of your previous 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 home at your desired temperatures 24/7. If you need or would like a new thermostat installed throughout your heat pump installation, you may also want to get some touchup paint if it’s a different size or shape from your previous thermostat to clean up your wall.
If you have additional inquiries about what you will find during your new heat pump installation, or if you are curious how long to anticipate your installation will last, give Kilbourne Heating & AC a call at 561-287-7071. We’re happy to provide more information and look forward to working with you! And remember to give us a call when it’s time for your new heat pump’s routine maintenance.