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 operate at its top performance, it’s imperative to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Langford Cooling—complete your heat pump installation. You can also provide support by doing some preparation before we achieve 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 don’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 easy 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 look 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 previous heat pump. Plus, now would be an ideal 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 house at your chosen 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 other 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 would like to understand how long you can expect your specific installation time to last, give Langford Cooling a call at 813-898-9553. We’re happy to answer your questions and look forward to working with you! And be sure to give us a call or book an appointment with us online when it’s time for your new heat pump’s ongoing maintenance.