So, you’ve decided to outfit your home with a high-efficiency heat pump—great decision! The next step, as you might have guessed, is the installation process. When you lease a new unit with Simply Green Home Services, you can rest assured that your installation, which won’t cost you anything, will be done by a trusted professional. Here’s what you can expect on the big day.
Preparing Your Home
Before installation, your Simply Green Home Services expert technician will work with you to select ideal locations for the indoor and outdoor units (more on this later). In preparation for your installation, it would be wise to ensure that the chosen outdoor location is clear and free of clutter and outdoor furniture. As for the indoor units, consider that a ladder may be needed to access ducts or install high wall-mounted devices. As such, this would be a good time to rearrange any furniture that may be in the way of where the technician will need access.
Consider also taking the time to maximize the energy efficiency of your new device by checking your home for leaks and drafts, and then sealing them up with caulk or having a professional come and resolve them. Your high-efficiency heat pump will have the most noticeable impact on your energy bills (and will be able to keep your home most comfortable) if it isn’t competing with drafts.
Installing the Compressor
The first task of your heat pump installation will be to install the compressor in an appropriate location outside of the home. It is a sizeable unit, so ensure that windows, doors and walkways are kept clear. It also requires consistent air flow in order to effectively draw heat from the air during the cooler months. Your installer will also consider ease of servicing and maintenance when discussing where to locate the compressor, and will ensure that the system does not receive roof run-off during rain or other inclement weather. You may require foundation brackets to keep the device well out of reach of potential snow or flooding.
Ducts or Ductless?
Depending on what system you have selected with your Simply Green Home Services expert, your high-efficiency heat pump installation will either be ducted or ductless. If you already have ducts in your home from a previous furnace and/or central air system, your heat pump can make use of these and be installed directly into the existing system. If your home did not already have ducts, or if you are having a new house built, a ductless system may be the way to go.
Location, Location, Location
When you have a ductless heat pump system, you can select the type of unit that best serves your home, but the most popular by far is a wall-mounted model that is placed high up, near the ceiling. This allows the unit to heat or cool a larger area than models mounted closer to the ground, which could be blocked by furniture. You also want to take advantage of whatever existing electrical and thermostat structures are already in place in the home, to minimize the need for long or awkward wiring. Your heat pump can work with your existing thermostat, but it is also a sensible time to consider upgrading to a smart thermostat system that can more efficiently serve your whole home.
No matter which system you choose for your home, you can always expect quality service from the experts at Simply Green Home Services. That includes both our sales and financing specialists, who will help you make the best choice for your home, and our technicians and installation experts, who will ensure you have the smoothest possible delivery and install possible. Plus, if you have chosen Simply Green Home Service’s lease-to-own financing option, there’s no additional cost to you for any technical help or servicing, now or in the future. Contact the experts at Simply Green Home Services today to find out more about your options for energy-efficient, whole-home heating and cooling systems.