Wednesday, 12 June 2013

A heat pump is electrical equipment that gathers heat from various external sources and transfers the gathered heat uniformly throughout the area of the room inside. Conversely, in the warm countries, a heat pump can also serve as a cooler by sucking the heat from the rooms and transfer it outside therefore bringing down the temperature of the room. It’s solely the user’s discretion whether to use it as a heater or cooler but whichever way you go, these units are rated to be one of the most efficient ways of temperature conditioning. So, if you still do not have one installed in your household, it's time you get one installed not only to make your house comfortable but in the process bring down your monthly power expenses at least by thirty to forty percent. Here’s a step by step heat pump installation guide that should hopefully help you through the installation process:

     1- Select a proper place where the heat pump is going to get installed and try to leave at least ten inch gap from the exterior walls of your room. Next, stand facing the heat pump and leave minimum eighteen inch space at the rear end of the unit for service access. Try to leave near about 35-40 inches vacant space at the top to ensure that nothing manages to choke the air vents.

      2- Position the heat pump carefully on a thick four inch concrete slab making sure that the slab is not directly connected to the house. Focus on making a uniform slab level and get it surrounded with gravel thereby eliminating the fears of drainage related problems from the pump. Keep a three inch clearance from the pump coil at the bottom for uninterrupted drainage of the frost buildup.

      3- Mount the air handler inside the house. In case you prefer to install the pump and handler in two places separated by fifteen feet or more, remember not to lift the suction lines and coolant too high.

      4- Get the vapor gas channel of the heat pump properly insulated using a .5 inch thick insulation cover throughout the body of the tubing. After the insulation process is over, remember to cover either ends of the tubing so that any impurities or debris does not manage to get past into the tubing.

      5- Join the outdoor unit of the heat pump to the internal unit. Open the valve cap using an Allen wrench, slowly insert the Cu-tubing and get the valve cap replaced. Finally, affix the cap tightly and slowly seal in back into place ensuring the tubing does not get twisted or folded.

      6- Allow a uniform dissipation of pressure from the coil indoor while perforating the copper caps. Connect this tubing to the internal unit to ensure that coil stays dry devoid of any moisture.


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