A heat pump system effectiveness and efficiency rely upon a good design and installation. You need to understand the significance of the right sizing considering your local environment, ambient conditions, size of the room and how to install the unit correctly. Your primary goal is to enjoy the usefulness of the heat pump for a long time while saving as much money as possible. Note a few things you need to do before installing your heat pump, and also learn about the different types.

Before Installation

The heat pump should achieve its job to keep a room hot, and it is, therefore, essential to carry out measures that will try as much as possible to retain the heat in a room. You might require to add some layers of insulation on your ceiling and underfloor and also weather stripping to windows and doors.

If there are draughts, you may want to draught-proof your house as they let in too much cold air and thus waste the heat.

A Qualified Person Should Handle the Installation

A qualified person will ensure they have installed the unit correctly, and through his or her experience will be able to inform you of the right choice of heat pump for your house.

They will need to hold a licence to indicate they can carry out electrical work and a no-loss certificate as well to handle refrigerants. Additionally, qualified heat pump installation professionals have the essential toolkit to perform the installation work swiftly and correctly.

Both you and your qualified installer should be aware of all the standards and regulations on the installation of heat pumps. There are building codes that give regulations on various structures, external moisture and electricity. You should also be aware of the Australian Wiring Rules and electrical codes of practice. Refrigerant operation also has a code of practice and regulations.

As a customer, you should be aware of the Consumer Guarantees Act that holds the qualified installer liable for installing the most suitable heat pump system for your home needs.

Different Types of Heat Pump Systems

The first type of heat pump system is the air-to-air single- split system, which consists of a single outdoor unit and an outdoor unit. The indoor unit is connected to pipework or a coil that contains the refrigerant.

The second type is the multi-split system, which comprises of one outdoor unit that supplies multiple indoor units.

The third type of heat pump system is the ducted system, comprising of an outdoor unit and compressor. The compressor and outdoor unit can either be located in the roof or outside, and they are connected to multiple air supply outlets. They usually supply air to selected rooms in your house.