So, you’re purchasing a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to run at its top performance, it’s vital to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning—complete your heat pump installation. You can also assist by doing a little preparation before we come to install your new heat pump.
First, be sure the space 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 check that any plants and brushes are trimmed away from the outdoor unit for proper operation and to allow for maintenance.
You can also perform some smaller home maintenance projects to help make sure you’ll get the most energy efficiency from your new heat pump. Take a look to confirm 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 could 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 house at your preferred temperatures 24/7. If you need or want a new thermostat installed throughout 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 any other concerns about what you will find as a result of 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 805-242-9638. We’re happy to answer your questions 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 routine maintenance.