This morning I went over my heat pump plans with my neighbor so that I could assure him that it would "probably" not be an eyesore and "probably" not be loud. Things went over well, and we decided that if it ends up being ugly, I can block it off with some plants that don't require direct sunlight. But, only the two of us will ever see it, so it's not too big of a deal. All of my neighbors are really nice, which is certainly a plus.
I'm pretty excited. It hasn't actually been warm this week, which has been nice, and I hope it stays cool throughout the weekend while I'm at home, but it will inevitably become warm soon, and having cool air will be excellent.