Moving a heat pump to a new house?


Old 03-29-06, 03:02 AM
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Question Moving a heat pump to a new house?

I really wanted an air conditioning system for this summer for a single room and I was introduced to heat pump systems. I ordered a 12000BTU R410A heat pump system and it arrived today. I was hoping to install it this weekend, possibly before.

However I'm going to be moving house either later this year or early next year. I did not take into account the problems I might encounter when moving house - removing the heat pump system from my current house and re-installing it in the new house.

My main concerns are:
- Do I need a vacuum pump?
- Will I need to re-fill the system with R410A?
- Will the uninstallation and reinstallation cause the system to be less efficient and/or cause slight damage?
- How long do I need to keep the unit turned off before uninstalling it?
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Old 03-29-06, 04:01 AM
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If this is a split system unit, it is NOT a DIY project. I imagine you are in the UK so I'm not sure about refrigerant handling laws there but 410A's oil is very hygroscopic and very high pressure. Without the proper training you'll ruin the system.

If it's just 1 room and 12,000 btu's will take care of it can you just use a window unit ??
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