It’s not unusual for homeowners to undertake do-it-yourself projects around the home. Whether you’re putting a new picket fence around the perimeter of your yard or doing some light remodeling in the guest bathroom, it can feel good to adopt the role of the handyman as a respite from your day job. If you work in the trades already, then there’s no greater pleasure than taking care of your own household.
But certain aspects of your household require a specialist’s expertise. It’s not without good reason that technicians train rigorously to become specialists in the HVAC industry, and the installation of a new heat pump is something that you wouldn’t want to tackle by yourself. There are several reasons for this:
- Matching the system to the space. It’s essential that you hire a professional to install your new heat pump because installation itself begins with system selection. You need to make sure not only that you select a make and model that matches your budgetary requirements (itself a predominant factor in new HVAC installations), but also that you select a system whose heating and cooling capacity matches the size and layout of your home. With a detailed load calculation, an experienced tech can make sure that your new heat pump works just as it should.
- The importance of air ducts. Whether you currently have air ducts or not, it’s imperative that your ductwork match your heat pump and that they are professionally installed. It won’t matter how amazing your heat pump is if the ducts are too large or small for the job, or if they are leaky or otherwise faulty. A professional can make sure that your air ducts maintain the system’s efficiency rather than detracting from it.
- Integration must be seamless. All of your system components, including both indoor and outdoor units, as well as the ductwork, thermostats, etc., must be integrated into your home in such a way that they are reliable and powerful. You don’t want to have to worry about the new system that you have paid for. You just want it to be there, whenever you need to keep your family comfortable.
For excellent heat pump installation, call Cliffs Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. We provide heat pump installation services throughout Port Charlotte, FL.