You must be careful to hire a good installer to put in your new heat pump because errors can lead to equipment issues as well as early failure. Make sure that the company you hire has valid licensing and insurance. Investing in a good product and experienced technician will help you save on costly repairs.
Here a heating and air conditioning service provider shares some of the most common heat pump installation mistakes to avoid.
Low Refrigerant or Using the Wrong Blend
Installers must put in enough refrigerant and use the right blend when installing a heat pump. Poor installation can result in leaks around the seals where the refrigerant lines meet other system parts. Refrigerant loss can lead to more problems, such as ice on the coils and poor overall unit performance, which can cause energy loss.
Leaky Connections Between the Indoor Cabinet and the Ductwork
To prevent air pressure from plummeting, the ducts must be tightly sealed to the cabinet. If the connections between the indoor cabinet and ductwork leak, the ducts will need to be sealed and repaired. In some cases, the ducts require rebuilding around the heat pump so they fit correctly. Make sure to contact a professional for heat pump inspection and repair if you start experiencing issues with your unit.
Faulty Connections from the Heat Pump to the Power Supply
Another common mistake inexperienced installers make is creating faulty connections from the heat pump to the electrical supply and thermostat. When not addressed, this can cause circuit breakers to trip. Committing this mistake can also result in uneven temperatures or prevent the heat pump from running when it should. This problem requires extensive repairs.
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