Heat Pump Installation Guide – How Long Will It Take?
When installing a heat pump, there are some factors that you need to bear in mind if you want the unit to work efficiently. You will need to consider things such as the type of building you want to want to install the heat pump in, the climatic conditions of the place it is installed as well as the conditions of usage.
If you are installing an electric heat pump in a residential building, the best place will be in the boiler room or in the basement. When you install it that way, the noise as well as the condensation will not cause problems. If you are installing a gas pump in residential buildings, you can install it in the open without adding extra protection to it. This will avoid the use of internal space as well as the risk of transmitting noise to the entire house.
When installing whether an electric or gas heat pump in a tertiary as well as industrial buildings, the output requirements usually make it necessary to have the heat pump installed on the outside of the building. These heat pumps need to have air as a cold source as well as a supplementary boiler for them to work efficiently. The supplementary boiler may not be required in gas pumps though.
The conditions of usage will also influence the type of heat pump to install. This is so because the heating power of heat pumps varies according to temperature changes of the cold source as well as the hot source. The bigger the difference between the temperature of the cold source and the hot source, the greater the heating reduction.
Though heat pumps have currently attained high levels of reliability, they still require correct installation as well as good maintenance for it to be able to achieve good performance in the long run. The size of the heat pump is also important to consider. You will need to choose the size of the heat pump based on correct heating requirements in your home. If you overestimate the requirements, you are going to spend heavily on systems costs. You also won’t derive good economic benefits from its use if you overestimate the requirements. If you find it hard determining the right heating requirements in your home, you should look for a qualified technician to help you estimate the appropriate dimensions.
When installing a heat pump, it is also important to make sure that you prevent that formation of condensation by the use of adequate insulation in pipes that carry cold fluids. A thermostat is a component that regulates the operation of the heat pump. It does this directly or indirectly and it is sensitive to room temperature with the on and off cycles. In order to reduce the number of cycles so as to prolong the life of the heat pump, it is recommended that you install an inertial tank system. You should also make sure that the condensation that forms upon the evaporator has adequate drainage.