Pumping heat into space is way more efficient than creating it. That is why many people are installing heat pumps to have a better heating system during the cold months of the year. Heat pumps move heat from cool areas to warm ones, which makes a warm space warmer than it already is. If you are considering an energy-efficient solution, here are some tips on how to install the units of a heat pump:
Prepare your tools
Start planning ahead for the things that you will need to get this job done. For any heat pump installation, you will need certain tools. These tools could be some regular ones, like a wrench, a screwdriver, and a drill to screw things to the wall. In addition to these tools, you will also need a tube cutter, flare nuts, pliers, hammer, hole saw, wire stripper, and some tape. Once you get your toolset ready, you can get started.
Install the condenser
The condenser is the unit responsible for converting and transferring heat into your space. It must be installed outside. It can be either mounted or resting on the ground, but you have to make sure that it is at least 4 inches away from the wall. Additionally, you need to make sure that it has a free space of clear air 20 inches from its front and top.
Set the air handler mount
The second unit is the air handler, which is the unit that releases the heat into your space. Unlike the condenser, the air handler is installed inside the room. This step would be very relevant to mounting a TV. You simply mount the air handler at least 2 inches away from the ceiling and 30 inches away from the condenser.
Connect the condenser to the air handler
Once you have both units installed inside and out, you will be ready to connect them to each other. Snake the wires through the walls to the outside hole. Then, connect the control wire from the condenser to the air handler. After that, take the refrigerant lines and connect them to the condenser. If you feel that you need to tighten the final connections, you can use some flare nuts.
Cover up any lines and make sure you’re all set
Heat pump wires can be as ugly as tv wires. To avoid such an issue, you can add a plastic covering on your siding. After finishing up everything, make some checkups to know that you’re all set. These checkups will help you detect any leaks and make sure that the pressure inside the unit is safe.
Installing a heat pump will be a helpful decision to take. It will allow you to get more heat into your space than you did before. As it was previously mentioned, it is energy efficient than other forms of heating. In other words, they make sure you get the heat that you need and pay less. Installing it by yourself can seem like a challenging task, but if you follow these tips you will find it very easy and fun.