What to Expect When You Get a Heat Pump Installed

September 29, 2017

So, you’re getting a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to run at its optimal performance, it’s vital to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Gordon Air Conditioning—perform your heat pump installation. You can also provide support by doing some 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 don’t already 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 complete some easy home maintenance projects to help be 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 assess for air leaks around your doors and windows. If you find any, they can typically 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 preferred temperatures 24/7. If you need or want a new thermostat installed with your heat pump installation, you may also want to purchase touchup paint if it’s a different size or shape from your previous thermostat to clean up your wall.

If you have more questions about what you will anticipate as a result of your new heat pump installation, or if you would like to understand how long you can expect your specific installation time to last, give Gordon Air Conditioning a call at 850-250-0335. 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 ongoing maintenance.