What to Expect When You Get a Heat Pump Installed 09/29/2017So, you’re buying a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to operate at its peak performance, it’s vital to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Air Max HVAC Inc—conduct your heat pump installation. You can also provide support by doing a little bit of preparation before we achieve to install your new heat pump. First, be sure the area 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 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 ensure 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 typically be repaired with weather stripping or caulking. You should be aware that you may need a new thermostat, depending on the model of your older 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 help ensure peak comfort and keep your house at your preferred temperatures 24/7. If you need or want a new thermostat installed during 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 more concerns about what you can expect during your new heat pump installation, or if you are curious how long to anticipate your installation will last, give Air Max HVAC Inc a call at 805-217-8662. We’re happy to address your questions and look forward to working with you! And remember to give us a call or arrange an appointment with us online when it’s time for your new heat pump’s routine maintenance.