So, you’re purchasing 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 AZ Air Conditioning and Heating—complete 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 area 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 perform some simple home maintenance projects to help make 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 assess 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 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 help ensure peak comfort and keep your house at your chosen temperatures 24/7. If you need or would like a new thermostat installed during your heat pump installation, you may also want to get some touchup paint if it’s a different size or shape from your original thermostat to clean up your wall.
If you have more questions about what you will anticipate from your new heat pump installation, or if you want to know how long your installation will last, give AZ Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 800-296-5088. We’re happy to provide more information 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 ongoing maintenance.