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 operate at its optimal performance, it’s vital to have a skilled technician—like one of ours at Desert Suns Heating & Cooling—complete your heat pump installation. You can also assist by doing a little preparation before we achieve 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 don’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 perform some simple home maintenance projects to help be 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 usually 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 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 assist with peak comfort and keep your home at your desired temperatures 24/7. If you need or would like a new thermostat installed during your heat pump installation, you may also want to make sure you have 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 can expect during your new heat pump installation, or if you would like to understand how long to anticipate your installation will last, give Desert Suns Heating & Cooling a call at 505-994-9176. 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 first preventive maintenance.