So, you’re buying a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to operate at its optimal performance, it’s imperative to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at YES R&M Inc.—conduct your heat pump installation. You can also help by doing a little bit of 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 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 be sure you’ll get the most energy efficiency from your new heat pump. Ensure that your attic is well-insulated. You should also look 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 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 home at your desired 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 previous thermostat to clean up your wall.
If you have any other concerns about what you will find as a result of your new heat pump installation, or if you want to know how long to anticipate your installation will last, give YES R&M Inc. a call at 562-286-6624. We’re happy to address your questions and look forward to working with you! And don’t forget to give us a call when it’s time for your new heat pump’s routine maintenance.