Feb 3, 2012
A heat pump is one of the most efficient cooling and heating systems you can choose for your home. You can expect to save quite a bit of money over the years. But you can boost your savings even more by getting your Longview home ready for that new heat pump. There are plenty of things that you should do in preparation for the installation. Here are some of the important things that you should not overlook when you’re prepping your home.
Getting a load calculation: This is an extremely essential step that helps you determine your heating and cooling needs. Your installer should use the industry standard Manual J method to determine your cooling load and the size of your new system. A system that’s too big or too small will undermine your energy savings.
Check your duct system: Your professional installer should check your duct system and seal any leaks. If your system is going into a home that you’re building, work with your contractor to ensure that the duct runs are as short and straight as possible. Your ducts shouldn’t run through any unconditioned spaces, either.
Your contractor should also help you determine the number of supply registers you need. Ideally, every room in your house should have a supply and return register. Remove any objects that may be blocking your registers.
To improve your home’s overall efficiency, it’s a good idea to get a handle on where you’re losing energy. A professional energy auditor will use equipment like the infrared scan and a blower door test to detect leaks in your home.
For expert heat pump installation and service, contact JD’s A/C. We’ve been helping homeowners in the Longview area for many years. Give us a call. We’re happy to help you, too.