Many businesses trying to reduce their carbon footprint and energy bills
are starting to consider commercial heat pumps as a long-term cost-effective
solution to heating busy offices.
How do Heat Pumps work?
An air source heat pump uses a small amount of electricity to transfer
ambient heat into the air outside your home and move it inside, where at higher
temperatures it can be used for floor heating, radiators or to maintain a hot
The Benefits of Heat Pumps for Businesses
1. Compared to using electricity, oil, solid fuel or liquefied gas to
heat your home, a heat pump system can save a lot on your fuel bills.
2. You will also be able to benefit from the Department of Energy and
Climate Change’s new Renewable Heat Incentive Program, which pays for every
kilowatt-hour of electricity generated.
3. Properly installed by a qualified supplier, the heat pump does not
require any regular maintenance and can be used for 10 to 25 years or more.
4. Heat pumps improve air quality, have low noise, low operating costs,
can be used as air conditioners, cool office environments when needed, and
provide a controlled climate.
Application of Commercial Heat Pumps:
Commercial Heat Pumps Large heat pumps are increasingly used in
commercial and other non-residential locations, including schools, sports
centers, shops and offices.
Heat Pump Efficiency:
Heat pumps provide about 4 kWh of energy for every 1 kWh of electricity
consumed, which means they are 300 to 400 percent more efficient than electric
Installation and use cost of heat pump:
Installing a commercial air source heat pump costs around £9-14,000, but
can save between £585 and £880 a year if used as an alternative to oil heating,
and can be even higher if used as an alternative to electric heating.
Lower your carbon emissions:
Not only can a well-designed commercial heat pump system meet all of a
business's heating needs, but in the long run, the revenue generated through
reduced energy bills and renewable thermal incentives represents value for
money, as well as helping a business site reduce all important carbon
Renewable heat incentives for commercial heat pumps:
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is an initiative of the Department of
Energy and Climate Change (DECC) that allows people who choose to install
renewable heat sources on their properties to receive payment per kilowatt-hour
(kWh) of heat produced.
Commercial Heat Pumps Models:
1. Fully integrated heat pump:
A fully integrated heat pump is an integrated system designed for
commercial use. It uses industry-leading heat pump technology to provide a more
efficient way to heat water with electricity. A fully integrated heat pump
operates with an industry-leading 4.2 coefficient of performance (COP) by
absorbing heat from the surrounding air and transferring it to the tank. An
integrated 119-gallon storage tank maximizes performance and energy savings
while reducing greenhouse gas emissions as an integral part of any all-electric
2. Split System Heat Pumps:
Moving heat is more efficient and less expensive than generating it.
Heat pumps can capture thermal energy from ambient air or available water
sources, saving 60% - 75% in energy costs compared to electric water heaters.
Split system heat pumps are designed to be an all-electric, energy-efficient,
zero-emission solution for your hot water needs. Models are available with
heating capacities from 60,000 to 2,000,000 BTU/h to cover a wide range of
commercial water heating applications.