Chillicothe, Ohio

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.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Lenox Heating & Cooling
3 Tips for Selecting an HVAC System for a New Home, Chillicothe, Ohio
Building a new home is an exciting milestone. One of the main advantages is being able to customize the living space according to the needs of you and your family. When it comes more
4 HVAC Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners, Chillicothe, Ohio
Owning a home is a significant milestone for most people. However, homeownership also has the responsibility of maintaining household fixtures and appliances like a more
3 Benefits of AC Maintenance in the Spring, Chillicothe, Ohio
As the temperature begins to rise, your household will likely become increasingly reliant on your air conditioner for comfort. That’s why you need to make sure it’s in excellent more
What You Need to Know About Heat Pumps, Chillicothe, Ohio
Heat pumps are essential for helping HVAC systems effectively distribute warm air. Understanding how they work and the signs of a failing heat pump can help you seek out necessary more
3 Tips to Improve the Efficiency of Your HVAC System in the Winter , Chillicothe, Ohio
As the temperatures drop, you’re more inclined to raise the temperature setting on the thermostat. In turn, this also drives up your heating bills. While your indoor comfort is a more