What is a Heat Pump?
A heat pump takes heat from a colder source and makes it hotter. Both domestic and commercial heat pumps are available.
There are many different types of heat pumps including;
- Air source heat pumps
- Water source heat pumps
- Ground source heat pumps
- Hybrid heat pumps
Who Can Install a Commercial Heat Pump?
Any business or building owner can decide to install a heat pump.
Benefits of Commercial Heat Pumps
Reliable Energy with Minimal Maintenance
Heat pumps are an extremely reliable source of heating, which is essential for any business or commercial property. Being so reliable means that they require very little maintenance, so you won’t need to worry about a bunch of costly and ongoing repairs.
Heat pumps come with an average of 25 years of life with no loss of efficiency during this time. An average boiler will lose 2% efficiency every year and has a fairly limited lifespan of around 12 years.
As well as being extremely reliable, heat pumps are environmentally friendlier than traditional heating methods (such as gas and electric). This is due to the fact that they take heat from renewable sources.
When heat pumps are used in conjunction with other renewable energy sources, such as solar panels, they can create heating systems that are completely carbon neutral. This is ideal for businesses that must follow strict energy guidelines.
A benefit of heat pumps which is usually overlooked is that they are incredibly safe compared to traditional systems. In gas and electric systems, you are at a far higher risk of gas leak or fire. Heat pump systems do not get overly hot so there is no need to worry about employees getting scalded from burning hot water. This is essential due to the employer have a duty of care to employees.
Easy to Install
Heat pump installation causes minimum disruption and is usually a straightforward process when performed by a qualified and experienced installer.
Backed Up by a Warranty
As an added bonus, heat pumps are backed up with a warranty which generally covers 5 years for parts and labour as standard.
Where to Go If You’re Interested in Installing a Commercial Heat Pump
If you are a business owner or private landlord and are considering installing a commercial heat pump system, then don’t waste a moment! Commercial heat pumps are incredibly reliable and clean sources of energy that could save you money in the long run.
Some types of commercial heat pumps are covered by the government-funded Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. This gives people who install renewable energy systems, such as heat pumps, a financial incentive for many years to help cover the initial cost of installing a heat pump system.