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 crucial to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing—complete your heat pump installation. You can also help by doing a little bit of preparation before we achieve to install your new heat pump. First, be sure the region by 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 keep plants and bushes trimmed away from the outdoor unit for proper operation and to allow for maintenance. You can also do some easy home maintenance projects to help make sure 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 usually 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 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 space at your chosen 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 other thermostat to clean up your wall. If you have additional inquiries about what you will find as a result of your new heat pump installation, or if you are curious how long to anticipate your installation will last, give Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 661-437-3499. We’re happy to answer your questions and look forward to working with you! And remember to give us a call or arrange an appointment with us online when it’s time for your new heat pump’s ongoing maintenance.