So, you’re purchasing a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to run at its peak performance, it’s vital to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Connolly Electric & Mechanical—perform your heat pump installation. You can also help by doing a little bit of preparation before we arrive to install your new heat pump.
First, be sure the region 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 your 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 do some simple home maintenance projects to help be sure you’ll get the most energy efficiency from your new heat pump. Ensure that your attic is well-insulated. You should also assess 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 may need a new thermostat, depending on the model of your previous 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 home at your desired temperatures 24/7. If you need or opted for 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 other thermostat to clean up your wall.
If you have any other questions 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 Connolly Electric & Mechanical a call at 928-639-4251. We’re happy to address 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.