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 work at its peak performance, it’s vital to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Cool Air Solutions—complete your heat pump installation. You can also provide support by doing a little preparation before we come to install your new heat pump. First, be sure the space 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 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 perform some smaller home maintenance projects to help ensure 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 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 you reach peak comfort and keep your house at your desired temperatures 24/7. If you need or would like 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 original thermostat to clean up your wall. If you have any other concerns about what you can expect as a result of your new heat pump installation, or if you want to know how long you can expect your specific installation time to last, give Cool Air Solutions a call at 951-676-2665. We’re happy to address your questions and look forward to working with you! And remember to give us a call or book an appointment with us online when it’s time for your new heat pump’s ongoing maintenance.