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 crucial to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Rim Country Mechanical, Inc.—conduct your heat pump installation. You can also assist by doing a little preparation before we arrive to install your new heat pump. First, be sure the region 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 your home’s 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 do some simple home maintenance projects to help make 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 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 home at your preferred temperatures 24/7. If you need or opted for a new thermostat installed during your heat pump installation, you may also want to purchase touchup paint if it’s a different size or shape from your other 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 want to know how long your installation will last, give Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. a call at 928-537-1803. We’re happy to answer your questions and look forward to working with you! And don’t forget to give us a call or arrange an appointment with us online when it’s time for your new heat pump’s routine maintenance.