What to Expect When You Get a Heat Pump Installed 09/29/2017So, you’re purchasing a new heat pump. In order for your heat pump to work at its peak performance, it’s imperative to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Farnell Mechanical, Inc.—complete 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 region around your outdoor compressor/condenser is cleared so the technicians can easily get where they need to be to replace it. If you don’t already have a heat pump, clear an area where the 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 easy home maintenance projects to help ensure 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 may need a new thermostat, depending on the model of your former 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 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 get some touchup paint if it’s a different size or shape from your previous thermostat to clean up your wall. If you have more inquiries about what you will anticipate during your new heat pump installation, or if you want to know how long your installation will last, give Farnell Mechanical, Inc. a call at 334-524-2458. We’re happy to address your questions and look forward to working with you! And remember to give us a call or schedule an appointment with us online when it’s time for your new heat pump’s first preventive maintenance.