Fundamentals of Installing an Air Heat Pump

Most home owners are gradually moving from the use of centralised air conditioners and customary furnace. The main reason for this shift is the ability of air heat pumps to effectively provide a dual function of these two devices. The equipment is designed to provide enough cooling during the summer season and warmth during the cold seasons. Apart from its dual purpose nature, here are few things you should know about installing air heat pumps.

General Operation

Air heat pumps work by generating heat and making use of the outdoor air. Therefore, installing a strong fan box on the outside space of your yard is quite necessary. They nature of heat pump you select is also an important factor. The split system pumps have an added advantage of present hot water due to the system's use of heat from the refrigerant system. It also has the ability of providing separate heat for different areas of your premises.

The major concern with the split system type of heat pumps is that they can be somehow pricey. However, they offer a self-contained pump system that is compact enough for the whole unit to be installed and fit perfectly in your home. There are other models of the same kind with the ability to even heat single rooms, and is a preferred option for those who have just started out.

Professional Help

Even though split system pumps are not that complicated when it comes to installing, it does not mean that you can handle all the tasks without help. You will need qualified and experienced personnel to install the air heat pump for it to function efficiently.  

Duct Work Installations

Heating and cooling of air source heat pumps is provided through a duct work system. However, some homes may not have pre-existing duct work systems. You will need to confirm and clarify with your manufacturer before the installation process begins. They price may be higher if you don't have a proper duct work in your home.

The Physical Set-Up

Setting up the split system pumps requires one system installed in your house, and the other outside section, which is the fan and the box unit. The two system units are connected together using strong copper tubing. To allow the heat pump to cool your home, you will need to place a refrigerant system in the copper tubing.

Make sure the fan is located next to power sockets with a strongly founded concrete slab as its base to offer enough stability for the fan and the box.