What to Expect When You Get a Heat Pump Installed 09/29/2017So, you’re buying a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to work at its optimal performance, it’s imperative to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning—complete your heat pump installation. You can also provide support by doing a little preparation before we achieve 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 did not have a heat pump, clear an area where your home’s 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 do some smaller 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 look 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 older 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 assist with peak comfort and keep your space 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 get some touchup paint if it’s a different size or shape from your other thermostat to clean up your wall. If you have any other concerns about what you will find from your new heat pump installation, or if you are curious how long to anticipate your installation will last, give Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 805-688-4018. We’re happy to address your questions and look forward to working with you! And don’t forget to give us a call or schedule an appointment with us online when it’s time for your new heat pump’s first preventive maintenance.