The installation of your heat pump is a critical step in ensuring the heat pump performs effectively, is located correctly and the warranty is honored by the manufacturer.
Many people opt for the cheapest install, trying to save on overall costs, but this is a decision that can easily be assisted by understanding that the cheapest option may lead to untold problems in the future.
Experienced and certified installers are a must. They understand how a heat pump system works and what effects location and position of both the indoor and outdoor units will have. They have the specialized equipment required to complete the installation and have attended manufacturer training courses on the correct installation and servicing of these systems.
Timeline & Costs
The time it takes to install various heat pump systems can be as short as 3-5 hours for a very simple back to back installation (indoor and outdoor units located on either side of the same wall), or up to an entire day for larger, more complicated installations. Multi or ducted systems may take a few days, depending on the number of units being connected.
Installation costs can be significant, so any quotes for extremely low installation costs should be investigated fully before signing on the dotted line. Make sure the cost of installation is included in your quote. Simple uncomplicated installations will obviously be cheaper than more involved installations.
• the size of the heat pump system being installed
• the length & difficulty of the pipe run connecting the indoor and outdoor units
• the length of line hide required to cover pipes to protect them from the elements
• outdoor units may need foundation brackets, stands or wall brackets
• does your outdoor unit need a roof installed to help protect it from dripping water from above
Heat pumps are very low maintenance when installed properly!
See tips below
How to Maintain your Heat Pump
Keep things clear around the outdoor unit. It is important to not restrict the air flow around the outdoor unit. If you’re familiar with how a heat pump works then you know that air must be able to pull air through the condenser to extract heat from the outdoors. In Maine this primarily means ensuring all leaves are cleared away in the fall, keeping weeds and grass trimmed, and not letting snow build up around it.
Filters should be checked and cleaned every month or so to ensure proper air flow and maximum efficiency. Your heat pump filters are reuseable and can be rinsed with water and reinstalled once they are dry.
Coils should be cleaned annually. The coil inside the outdoor unit can build up with dirt and outdoor elements overtime and this will reduce the efficiency and performance. The inside coils will also build up with dust and other allergens that will restrict the airflow. We advise that you contact us for annual cleanings.