Heat Pump Configuration And Installation Tips

Choosing the most suitable heat pump and installing it in an accurate way is extremely important to ensure the safety of the house members and for maximum convenience and comfort. Therefore, on must be certain of the type of heat pump they have to opt for and of its various functions.

Configuration:

There are several configuration options available. One must choose the heat pump, which suits their needs, the most.

Types:

The split air is used to serve a single space or unit and cannot operate in several others. It is installed outdoors where there is plenty of ventilations and heat multi split unit is beneficial as it can provide heating or cooling to several indoor areas. It is not limited to a small space or location. This unit is also installed outdoor. Ducted heat pumps are put within the buildings and are installed in an open and ventilated space such as the roof or ceiling. It is connected with several ducts. The ducts are important, as they are able to supply the heating or cooling to several parts of the indoor area and are not limited for a few. Ducts have to be installed for this purpose and the installation of this is a more complicated task.

Systems installed within:

Some heat pumps have an inverter system and some have fixed sped system. The inverter designed maintains a more constant temperature but there are certain differences in temperature while the fixed speed system will maintain a constant temperature throughout. However, inverter system are extremely efficient as they save 30 to 50 percent electricity and their speed varies with the changes temperatures therefore they are more convenient. They are intelligent devices which know when the temperature outdoors drops they have to stop accelerating and save energy. They save the cost of paying bills for large amounts of units consumed.

Installation:

For the installation of the heat pump one has to ensure that the area where it is placed is cemented well with concrete and the concrete area is leveled. The area must be covered by gravel and the pump must be placed inched away from the unit to secure it from the vibrations caused by the pump. The outside surface of the pump must be placed 10 inches away from the wall.

The inside tube needs to be connected with the outside with insulated copper wires and for that purpose the installation of two handlers is important.

For an indoor system if the pump is a heating system it must be placed on the floor area while a pump connected with dusts must be preferably placed on the ceiling. If placed on the ceiling there should be ceiling cassettes as they help with the exchange of air from the bottom with the air above. The pump can be installed easily as it does not take much space even if it is a 5-ton heat pump.

Precautions:

One must take precautions that the pump has access for the ventilation of air. If air ventilation is not provided the device could burn out, moreover the copper wires must be placed in doors so that they are not exposed to moisture as moisture can spoil the copper wires.