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How Are Heat Pumps Installed? January 31, 2017

Chillicothe, Ross
How Are Heat Pumps Installed?, Chillicothe, Ohio

If you’re looking for an efficient way to maintain the temperature in your home, Lenox Heating & Cooling recommends having a heat pump installed. For many homes, a heat pump can provide a more convenient and energy-efficient solution than central air conditioning and a furnace.

But what does it take to install a heat pump? As the leading heat pump specialists of Londonderry, OH, Lenox Heating & Cooling hears this question a lot. And while many consumers find it’s much easier to hire an HVAC professional to install a heat pump, it can be done as a do-it-yourself operation.

How you install a heat pump will depend on the exact specifications of your home and the type of equipment you are using. However, you will usually start by installing the condenser outside. This piece of equipment converts hot air into cold air—or vice versa—and transfers it into and out of the home.

To install the condenser, make sure you have enough space outside your home and that it’s clear of brush and debris. This step will also involve connecting refrigerant lines to the condenser.

heatNext, mount an air handler inside your home. Essentially, the air handler works to deliver cold air or heat. The air handler should be connected to a control wire, refrigerant lines, and a condensate hose.

These components will have to go through the wall to the exterior and be connected to the condenser. To detect leaks and dry out the refrigerant lines, attach a gauge manifold and vacuum pump to the refrigerant lines.

After all the proper connections are made, you can attach the covers to the condenser and air handler. It’s also recommended you cover the wires and lines.

Generally speaking, installing a heat pump by yourself is not recommended unless you already have experience with electrical installation and a solid knowledge of HVAC products. Instead, it’s best to reach out to the professionals at Lenox Heating & Cooling at (740) 702-2665. These experts offer complete HVAC services in Ross County and can ensure your heat pump is safely and correctly installed. To learn more, visit their website.

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