What to Expect When You Get a Heat Pump Installed 09/29/2017So, you’re purchasing a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to operate at its top performance, it’s vital to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Energy Upgrades, Inc.—perform your heat pump installation. You can also provide support by doing a little bit of preparation before we come to install your new heat pump. First, be sure the area surrounding 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 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 check 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 might 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 help you reach 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 purchase 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 will anticipate as a result of your new heat pump installation, or if you are curious how long to anticipate your installation will last, give Energy Upgrades, Inc. a call at 626-478-2922. We’re happy to address your questions and look forward to working with you! And remember to give us a call or schedule an appointment with us online when it’s time for your new heat pump’s ongoing maintenance.