What to Expect When Installing a Heat Pump

What to Expect When Installing a Heat Pump


If you’re investing in a heat pump system for your home, you may be wondering what goes into the installation process. A heat pump is unique from other types of heating and cooling systems because it works as an all-in-one air conditioner and heater. You don’t have to have two separate systems for heating and cooling when you invest in a heat pump.

If you’ve been thinking about a heat pump and are interested in heating installation in Columbus, OH, our team can help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the steps involved in installing a heat pump at your house.

Prior to Installation

Before we even begin the installation, there are some factors that we need to take into consideration. The first one is your home’s overall efficiency. We may need to add more insulation or fix any air leaks around your home before we install your heat pump.

We also want to make sure we get the correct heat pump size for your particular home. A properly sized heat pump ensures that you have optimal efficiency when it comes to heating and cooling. A heat pump that is too small will have to work too hard to heat and cool your home. If the heat pump is too large, it may lead to short cycling and will also struggle to heat and cool your home to your expectations.

Installation Process

A heat pump is not all that different from other types of HVAC systems. You will have an indoor and outdoor unit that each needs to be installed. Once the units are in place, the heat pump has to be connected to the electrical system in your home as a source of power. Then it gets connected to your existing air duct system for the heated or cooled air to channel through your home.

If you don’t have existing ductwork or your ducts aren’t in the greatest shape, there’s also the option of choosing a mini split system. This type of system consists of one outdoor unit and multiple indoor air handlers that are mounted to the walls of various rooms.

Of course, as part of the installation process, our team will also remove any old units and replace any components that need to be upgraded. Once everything is complete, we spend a couple of hours testing the system thoroughly to make sure that everything works the way it should.


Does running your heater create a screeching or squealing noise? This will be a noise that you may hear from a heat pump when its blower motor belt or motor bearings dries out. The noise is created when metal grinds against metal.


Running a heater is going to produce some sort of sound due to the air being passed through the system. This should sound strong though, rather than produce a hissing noise. Hissing is likely to denote something hindering airflow. It can also indicate that there is a crack in the heat exchanger allowing gas to escape the system or a leak in the refrigerant line allowing refrigerant to escape. Ultimately, a hissing noise should be dealt with promptly.

Throughout this testing process, we make tweaks as necessary and then walk you through how to efficiently use your heat pump for all seasons. We can also offer you tips to lower your energy usage and put less strain on the system so that it lasts longer.

The service guys in the purple trucks are ready to help! Reach out today to schedule your appointment for heat pump installation today!