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 water supply.
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 heating alone.
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 footprint.
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 site design.
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.