Switching to a heat pump from a central HVAC unit could be a good choice. You can install a ductless heat pump for better energy efficiency and have just one unit that controls both heating and cooling. Here are some points to consider when it comes to a heat pump installation.
The Number Of Blowers For Your Home
If the heat pump will heat and cool your entire home, you'll need to decide how many blowers you want to mount inside. This depends on the size of your house and if you want independent controls in one area, such as your bedroom. A heat pump dealer can help you choose the right size for the condenser and the right number of blowers so your entire home has conditioned air.
The Positioning Of The Blowers
Whether you have one, two, or three blowers in your house, positioning them in the right place is important. You'll probably need the advice of a heat pump installation professional to make sure the conditioned air is distributed evenly.
You may also want to consider appearance since the blowers will be visible on the wall. Blowers are often mounted a few feet from the ceiling and away from electronic equipment. If you're getting a single blower, you might want it mounted opposite the wall from the condenser for simple installation.
The Position Of The Condenser
If you already have a pad outdoors for a current AC condenser, the installer may want to use that for the heat pump condenser. All of your old equipment is removed, including the ducts, furnace, and air conditioner, before the heat pump is installed.
If you have a large heat pump, the installer may place it on the old pad with feet for support and elevation. If the condenser is a smaller unit, you can have it mounted on the side of your house so it is out of the way.
If you're installing a condenser for the first time, or if you want to change the location from where your old condenser was, then you'll need to find a place where the condenser will have adequate airflow on all sides and preferably where it won't be in direct sunlight all day.
When the heat pump installation is underway, the contractor drills a hole in your wall so lines from the condenser can pass through to the blower or blowers inside. These lines include the refrigerant coils, condensation drain, and electrical cables. Installation of a heat pump is less complex than installing a full central HVAC system, but you'll get just as effective cooling that's even more energy-efficient due to lack of ducts.
For more information, reach out to a heat pump installation service today.