Commercial heat pumps can be used to heat office spaces, hospitals, schools or just about any commercial space. There are a number of different commercial heat pumps that the market has to offer, including;
- Ground source heat pumps
- Air source heat pumps
There are many benefits of switching to commercial heat pumps rather than conventional heating methods, these include;
One of the things that heat pumps are most known for is their environmentally friendly qualities. Even though they still use electricity, they have the efficiency to produce up to 3 times as much energy as they use. This can help reduce your carbon footprint and is especially good for businesses that have a quota to keep their energy consumption to a certain level.
Heat pumps are extremely reliable and require minimum maintenance after installation. Very few people have any problems with their heat pumps and they can last for up to 10 years without losing any efficiency. This compared to traditional methods that can lose 3% efficiency per year.
The safety of heat pumps is often overlooked. Compared to traditional methods such as gas and electric heating, heat pumps offer a level of safety that is unmatched. You are at no risk of gas leak and at next to no risk of a fire occurring due to heat pump system.
Generally, heat pump systems use water or air to heat the property. The heat pumps do not produce a lot of heat, but rather a consistent level of heat which works better when large radiators or underfloor heating is put in place. This means you won’t need to worry about employees hurting themselves on scalding hot radiators.
Comes with a Warranty
As well as being reliable, most commercial heat pumps come with a warranty (normally about 5 years) which will cover parts and labour as standard. So you won’t need to worry about a problem occurring within this time.
In most type of commercial heat pump systems that you can install, you will have the option to use a government financial incentive scheme. The Renewable Energy Incentive (RHI) Scheme is just one of the options that you can choose. This scheme will reward commercial properties who install the system and begin to produce more energy than they use. There are different tariffs depending on the system and how much energy you are making. This scheme can help you pay off the cost of installing the heat pump far quicker and is available for most types of ground and air source heat pumps. Ask your installer for more information.
Interested in Installing a Commercial Heat Pump System?
If you are interested in installing a commercial heat pump system, then you have plenty of options available. Ensure that the installer that you choose is accepted by the RHI Scheme if you wish to receive funding. The government only select trusted and reliable companies to be a part of the scheme so you know you will be in good hands.