If you are interested in investing in a heat pump for your house, or perhaps replacing an existing heat pump, now is a great time to do so. But you don’t want to try and DIY a heat pump replacement, even if you have some experience in the industry. You may even have a well-meaning friend or family member who is offering to help.
But no amount of searching online or following step-by-step instructions will make you qualified to install a heat pump unless you have the proper certifications. Instead, you should leave it to the experts of heat pump installation in Clovis. (Hint: it’s us!) Keep reading to learn more about why it is so important to have a certified professional install a new heat pump in your home instead of taking the DIY route.
When you purchase a new heat pump system, you also get a manufacturer’s warranty that usually covers your product for many years or in the case of any defects. But there are some stipulations to this manufacturer’s warranty. And one of those stipulations is that it be professionally installed by a licensed and insured HVAC contractor.
Skipping out on having a certified expert install your heat pump can cost you in the long run. You have a greater chance of making a mistake during installation that can cause problems down the road. And when problems do arise, the manufacturer’s warranty will be voided. You will be left footing the bill for repairing your heat pump yourself.
Choosing the Right Unit
You want to be sure and pick a heat pump that fits your home size and family’s needs. If your heat pump is a little too big or a little too small, it can cause a lot of problems. That’s why professional installation is so important. You want a certified expert to help you do the calculations for what size heat pump you need.
You have to take into account your home’s overall square footage. But you also have to consider the climate zone that you live in. Here in California, we can face some pretty hot days during the summer. You definitely want a heat pump that can keep up with cooling your home no matter how hot it gets outside.
Another consideration is the heat pump’s energy efficiency. Each heat pump will have a SEER2 rating for how energy efficient it is. The higher the number, the less energy your heat pump has to use to produce results. This means that you can save money on your energy bills every month.
But, there’s another benefit, too. You’re also lessening the wear and tear on your heat pump because it doesn’t have to work as hard to produce results. Your heat pump will have a longer lifespan with less wear and tear.
Where comfort and technology come together. The team at California Indoor Comfort is here for all of your heating and cooling needs. Schedule an appointment today for heat pump service or installation.