So, you’re getting a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to operate at its optimal performance, it’s vital to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Ambient Air—complete your heat pump installation. You can also help by doing some preparation before we come 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 didn’t already have a heat pump, clear an area where your new heat pump will be installed outside. It’s also important to keep plants and bushes 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. 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 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 help ensure peak comfort and keep your house 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 make sure you have touchup paint if it’s a different size or shape from your previous thermostat to clean up your wall.
If you have additional questions about what you can expect as a result of your new heat pump installation, or if you want to know how long your installation will last, give Ambient Air a call at 520-201-3871. We’re happy to provide more information and look forward to working with you! And be sure to give us a call when it’s time for your new heat pump’s routine maintenance.