What to Expect When You Get a Heat Pump Installed 09/29/2017So, you’re getting 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 Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning—complete your heat pump installation. You can also provide support by doing a little preparation before we arrive 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 didn’t already have a heat pump, clear an area where the 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 complete some smaller home maintenance projects to help be sure 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 assess 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 previous heat pump. Plus, now is a great 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 home at your desired temperatures 24/7. If you need or want a new thermostat installed throughout your heat pump installation, you may also want to get some touchup paint if it’s a different size or shape from your previous thermostat to clean up your wall. If you have any other inquiries about what you will anticipate from your new heat pump installation, or if you are curious how long your installation will last, give Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 909-982-5698. We’re happy to provide more information and look forward to working with you! And don’t forget to give us a call or book an appointment with us online when it’s time for your new heat pump’s first preventive maintenance.