Caution if you intend to hide your PAC
Before rushing headlong to hide your heat pump under the first blanket you come across, read these lines!
To operate, a heat pump needs perfect ventilation of the air around it. This allows it to effectively regulate its temperature. So avoid at all costs solutions that prevent air from circulating around the heat pump and evacuating as this would affect its performance and efficiency.
- A HEAT PUMP COVER ADAPTED TO OUTDOOR CONDITIONS
If you are looking to hide the outdoor unit of your heat pump, naturally also choose a cover capable of withstanding the vagaries of the weather for a lasting solution (sun, wind, rain, snow, salty air if you live by the sea…)
Also be aware that you must prevent leaves or branches from entering the device as they could cause malfunctions or even breakdowns in the heat pump.
- MAINTAIN EASY ACCESS TO THE HEAT PUMP
A heat pump is a device that requires regular maintenance and it must be possible to access the device to carry out its maintenance or carry out repairs if necessary. Your cache system must therefore be mobile, not too heavy to handle, or at least provide access from one side.
- A SOLUTION ADAPTED TO YOUR CONFIGURATION
Depending on the size of your installation, its location (house, building, garden, swimming pool, seaside, etc.), depending on your budget or your DIY skills, certain solutions will be more or less appropriate for you. Be pragmatic, the good solution of the neighbor is not necessarily the best for you!
A special heat pump cover
To be sure not to make a mistake, the most practical and compact solution is of course to buy heat pump casing from a specialist manufacturer.
A good heat pump box should have shutters to hide the view of the heat pump while allowing air to circulate through the large openings.
On the other hand, avoid chests that are only pierced with holes. Less expensive to produce, these openings do not allow sufficient air circulation around the device, which may affect its performance and lifespan.
In addition to elegantly covering the outdoor unit of the heat pump, these casings also reduce the noise pollution generated by the device, and protect it to increase the life of your heat pump.