An AC heat pump is an air conditioning system that is much more than just a cooling system for your home. When updating your home with a new air conditioner, an AC heat pump can be the perfect solution for the efficiency of your household heating and cooling systems. Here are some of the things that you will want to know before an AC installation for your cooling and heating needs:
- Choosing the right size system for the air-conditioned space—The air-conditioned space in your home is measured by the cubic air space and tonnage of air capacity in the space. Therefore, you want to make sure that the heat pump you have installed is large enough or slightly larger to provide the heating and cooling you need for this space.
- Updating the ductwork and air handler for a heat pump AC—The ductwork of your HVAC system may also need to be updated when an AC heat pump is installed. This is because a single air conditioner unit is going to be used for the heating and cooling needs of your home. Therefore, you are not going to need the furnace equipment, and the air handler will need to be updated for your new energy-efficient heat pump HVAC design.
- Considering the options for zoned HVAC design and controls—There are also options for zoned HVAC design for heating and cooling with an AC heat pump system. These systems heat and cool different areas of your home separately, which improves efficiency. The zoned system is going to have the main control panel, and can also have separate thermostat controls for some of the different areas.
- Location of AC heat pump installation and caring for the unit—The location of your AC heat pump unit is also important. These systems tend to make less noise, which will give you more options for where the unit is installed. You will want to have it installed in an area where it is protected from the weather and vegetation like trees. You may also want to build a small privacy fence enclosure to hide the unit and provide more protection from the weather, debris, and pests that can damage your new AC.
These are things that you will want to know about installing a new heat pump air conditioner for your home. If you are ready to update the heating and cooling system in your home, contact an air conditioner installation service and ask them about a heat pump system.