The installation of a mini-split heat pump is an exciting step toward greater energy efficiency. It adds cost savings, quiet operation, and, best of all, comfort to your home. But how do you decide on the best brand of heat pump, and what should you look for in a great installer? Thanks to our in-house team of talented estimators and licensed installers, here are a few ideas on what to look for while shopping for a mini-split heat pump, from a transparent estimation process to good communication about warranties and more. 

Never Pay For An Estimate

Most of us like options, and exploring those options shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, it shouldn’t cost you anything! If you are looking to upgrade your home’s energy efficiency, get all the information you need to make the right decision, free of charge. If you are looking to purchase or upgrade your HVAC system, it is a good idea to shop around on cost. In almost all cases, we recommend going with a professional installation of a mini-split heat pump as handling this process yourself can be costly and time-consuming.

Trust Only On-Site Estimates For Installation of Mini-Split Heat Pump

Getting an estimate is a good test of what the HVAC company will be like to work with and how communicative they are about the product. An honest estimator will educate you on what you are buying and talk you through each step. This is a large part of their job. They will provide multiple options at different price points, so there isn’t only one (which coincidentally happens to be the most expensive). 

The layout of your home and square footage considerations affect the size of the HVAC unit you’ll need. An expert HVAC estimator can make installation recommendations based on your space by seeing it in person. Buying the biggest unit is not always necessary for your space (and can cause it to overcycle). So always trust an on-site estimate versus one given to you over the phone. 

Get Referrals From Companies You Trust

Word of mouth is a big deal. It eliminates the guessing game of what a company is like and can answer your most pressing questions. In addition, a company that’s been around for a while will have many reference points back to them because of the number of customers they’ve served.

Want to know if an HVAC company’s project managers are communicative and on time? What about if they will maintain the installed equipment if it should ever break? These are important questions. And any company that installs a mini-split heat pump should have these all down to a science. 

In addition, a good company will communicate effectively about the schedule, the costs, and the final walk-through. During the installation phase of working with an HVAC company, no detail should go unnoticed. If you can’t get a clear answer from an HVAC company or feel confused about your purchase, it may reflect the company’s lack of expertise. Everything should feel good and clear to you before proceeding. 

Installation Should Include a Manufacturer Warranty

Explore popular mini-split products from our industry leading manufacturer, Carrier. With highly efficient SEER ratings, Carrier products offer an incredible energy efficiency return in a small package. Backed by Carrier’s incredible 10-year warranty on breakage or replacement, it’s worth it to invest in a new unit if installed by Bend Heating and Sheet Metal.

A warranty is essential to protecting your investment in a new HVAC system. Every Carrier product we install comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. That means if you are not completely satisfied with the product you have received, you get your money back!

Bend Heating and Sheet Metal Handles Installation of Mini-Split Heat Pumps

Knowledgeable, patient, and hard-working are all words we use to describe our talented team of HVAC professionals. Got questions? We have the answers and expertise to make the installation of a mini-split heat pump a breeze. Backed by Carrier’s installation warranty, over 50 years in the HVAC industry, and thousands of installations, we’ve got you covered every step of the way. 

Contact us for an installation quote or to service your mini-split of any make or model. Our service department can help keep your home cool in the summer and warm all winter. Let us know how we can help!