You’re finally getting that new heat pump. All your homework is done and you’ve settled on a unit that’s best for you and your family. While you can now rest assured you’re getting a system that will save you energy and money, your work’s not quite done. Making sure your home is prepped and ready for a heat pump is a big part of the equation.
Following are some tips that will guide you to make sure your home’s ready for your new system. Avoid the most prevalent performance and comfort problems by using these guidelines.
- Make your home as energy efficient as you can.
- Install ductwork inside your home’s air barrier and insulation. If this isn’t possible, insulate the ductwork. Used curved-grill blades on ductwork.
- The new heat pump should be located on the north side of your dwelling or, if that’s not possible, in a shady spot with no obstructions within 10 feet of openings.
- Airflow leakage should be less than 10 percent.
- Return registers should be used in every room.
- Check ductwork after the job’s completed to make sure all is fastened and sealed as it should be.
Your new heat pump will be a big step up for your home as far as energy savings is concerned. The unit will perform better and should give you better overall home comfort. Don’t forget to check on possible tax credits you may be due when installing new equipment.
If you’re considering a new heat pump for your home, contact Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. We’ve proudly serve the 495/128 area of Massachusetts since 1928.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about heat pumps and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Solutions Guide.
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