Heat Pump Replacement & Installation
Heat Pump Installation & Replacement Services
Many homes in Charleston today have a heat pump. These systems pump warm air from inside the house during the summer months. During the winter, the same system draws warm air inside to heat the home. Residents appreciate needing only one system to both heat and cool the home. However, when the system doesn’t work as intended, you want the unit fixed immediately. Doing so allows you and your family to stay comfortable, safe, and productive in your home.
When the system needs replacement, turn to a qualified professional like Smoak’s Comfort Control for help. Since 1972, we have assisted homeowners and business owners in Charleston and the surrounding areas with “Comfort for Life.” When your home or business requires a Heat Pump Installation, our team of professionals are here ready to help. The same is true when a heat pump repair is necessary.
Don’t hesitate to call Smoak’s Comfort Control, as every home and business should remain at a comfortable temperature year-round. With the help of our team of HVAC professionals, we can assist you with finding the right heat pump for your property.
Heat Pump Installation
All electrical components must be unplugged after temporarily shutting off the power source. The outdoor unit must also be disconnected and discarded. However, the refrigerant lines may be reused, depending on their condition.
The heating and air conditioning technicians then position the new unit and install the necessary components, such as the pad on which the unit rests. The technicians must empty the refrigerant lines before connecting the thermostat wiring. Once this is in place, the technician can connect the unit to a power source. However, there is still much work to be done.
Additional Heat Pump Installation Steps
The team moves to the filter drier and the high-pressure line before brazing them. While one technician is handling this task, another team member will size the indoor unit. They must make sure it lines up with the supply and return ductwork. New units tend to be bigger than the units they are replacing, so this step increases in importance. Modifications may be needed to allow for the new system.
High pressure and suction must be brazed before the coolant lines are evacuated. When the lines reach the desired pressure level, the refrigerant will be pumped into the unit. Next, they will connect the drain and emergency shut-off before powering up and testing the unit. When this process is complete, the new unit is moved into place.
When the work is complete and the system powers on, the unit will begin working to restore the home to a comfortable temperature, one the occupants of the residence can enjoy. It’s easy to overlook a step in this process, so it is best to leave the heat pump installation to the professionals.
Heat Pump Replacement
Many things can go wrong with a heat pump. Regardless of what is going wrong with the system, a trained HVAC technician can help. They will come out and diagnose the problem before recommending the appropriate solution. In certain situations, such as when the unit is more than 10-15 years old, they might recommend replacing the existing unit with a new one. Homeowners rarely want to encounter this significant expense, but thanks to technological advances, they may find they save on their energy bills each month. Discuss the options with a highly trained HVAC technician to determine the best options for your property and budget.
Heat pump replacements are recommended when the cost of the repair is high. A technician makes this decision using one of many methods. For example, they may take the cost of the repair and multiply it by the age of the unit. If the resulting figure exceeds the price of a heat pump replacement, they will recommend a new system.
In addition, if the homeowner has two costly repairs within a single season, they will suggest it is time for a heat pump replacement. Rising utility bills and loud noises that a repair won’t eliminate are two additional reasons to consider replacing the heat pump sooner rather than later. We recommend talking with a professional to learn the options for repairing or replacing the unit.
Reduce the need for heat pump repair or replacement with the help of regular maintenance. This involves more than changing the air filter regularly. We recommend having routine preventative maintenance on your system twice a year, once in the fall/winter and one time in the spring/summer. As the technician completes this inspection, they look for parts that are in danger of failing and will recommend replacing them before this happens. In addition, they make recommendations on ways to make the system more efficient.
Call us at (843) 556-9550 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today! Learn how your system is operating, so the home remains comfortable and energy bills stay low