What Can go Wrong During an Amateur Heat Pump Installation?

12 October 2022 Agboakiosime Imoudu


Sometimes, to save costs or to get the thrill of a DIY project, people will install their heat pumps themselves. While it is technically possible to do so, there are several things that can go wrong if you don’t know what you’re doing. Here are four reasons why you should think again before opting for an amateur heat pump installation. 

Four Reasons to Avoid Amateur Heat Pump Installation

Fire Risk

First and foremost, if you don’t properly connect the electrical wiring, you could cause a fire. It’s also important to make sure that all the gas lines are properly connected and sealed. If there’s a gas leak, it could lead to an explosion.

Poor Functionality

Another problem with amateur heat pump installation is that it might not work as well as it should. This could be due to incorrect placement of the outdoor unit, incorrect wiring, or even just poor workmanship. 


Voids Your Warranty

Most manufacturers void the warranty if the heat pump is not installed by a professional. So, if something goes wrong, you won’t be able to get it fixed for free. This can be a very costly mistake.

System Component Failure

When the heat pump or the duct system is wrongly sized or not installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions, it can cause system component failure. This means that you’ll have to replace parts or even the entire system, which can be very expensive.

It’s Just Not Worth It

When you weigh the risks and costs of a DIY heat pump installation, it’s just not worth it. It’s always best to hire a professional to do the job right the first time. They have the experience and expertise to do the job in the best way, so you can avoid any problems.

If you need help with your heat pump installation, call Amalo. They have years of experience dealing with all types of heat pump issues.

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