What to Expect and How to Prepare for Heat Pump Installation

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Making the choice to install a heat pump in your home will make a huge difference to your home’s comfort and energy use. The installation of a heat pump should be conducted by an HVAC professional. However, there are steps you can take to prepare for this installation. Keep reading to learn more.

Home Preparation

Once you’ve connected with an HVAC company in your area for heat pump installation, you’ll schedule a time for the techs to come out and get your home ready for the installation. They will help advise you on the best location on your property for the exterior equipment that will be needed. This area needs to be cleared of debris, vegetation, and clutter. This will be your responsibility.

Indoor unit location will also need to be decided on. In preparation for the arrival of the HVAC crew, you should move furniture and clutter out of the way so that they have clear access to the area. It may be necessary also to provide a ladder if access will be difficult without one.

Check for Leaks

To optimize the efficiency of your new heat pump, you may also want to check the home for leaks and drafts. These will allow heat loss and gain which can complicate the efficiency of your new system. You should have these cracks and leaks sealed up beforehand. According to Ambient Edge, your home can be 30% more efficient by adding caulking around your windows.

What to Expect During Installation

When it’s time for your heat pump installation, you can expect the team to arrive and commence work. There will be a few different elements that will need installation. First, you will have a compressor installed. This will be installed outside your home in the designated area that was agreed upon earlier.

Next, ducts may need to be installed. This depends on the type of system you’re having done. You might have a ductless system installed in which case you wouldn’t need ducts. If you already have ducts installed in your home from a previous system, you might be able to use this system with your new heat pump. If you don’t want to go through the trouble of having ducts installed, then you might want to consider a ductless system.

Heat pumps are a great option for your HVAC needs. If you’re interested in learning more about heat pump installation, please contact us today. We look forward to working with you.