Commercial Heat Pumps
Commercial heat pumps can heat and cool for significantly less cost (upto 60%) than furnaces and boilers and other systems, as they “move” heat rather than generate it. If offsite monitoring is important there are now wifi versions available now such that heating and cooling can be monitored on or offsite via a smartphone or tablet.
The commercial heat pump cycle is fully reversible, providing heat in the winter and cool dehumidifying air in the summer, and therefore can provide efficient year-round climate control.
Because the air outside and the ground always contain some heat, a heat pump can supply heat to a property even on cold winter days. Oddly, air at –15°C still contains about 80 percent of the heat it had at 20°C.
3 Types of Commercial Heat Pumps
There are three main types of commercial heat pumps— geothermal, air source and split system ductless. All heat pumps including commercial systems should be installed by a professional HVAC (heating and cooling) technician who can evaluate and deliver the right product for the size of your building. This is very important, as the wrong kind of unit for the size of the facility can generate a plethora of large scale problems.
1. Commercial Air-Source Heat Pumps
- Commercial Air-source Heat Pump systems are the most commonly installed heating unit.
- This system has two parts: both an indoor unit AHU (air handling unit) and an outdoor unit (heat pump or RTU if enclosed on a roof top).
- A refrigerant, which circulates between the two units through tubing, absorbs and releases heat as it moves back and forth through the heat exchanger, much like a refrigerator, in summer and in reverse for the winter creating heat. It doesn’t sound efficient but compared to a furnace, it can have substantial savings.
2. Commercial Split-Ductless Heat Pumps
- Split-ductless commercial heat pumps have two units: an outdoor unit which houses the compressor/condenser and an indoor AHU (air handlers), usually wall mounted by the ceiling or baseboard.
- The newer versions are quiet indoor units are operated by either remote control or hard wired thermostat. Also called mini splits, these systems use tubing that connects the indoor and outdoor units.
3. Environmentally Friendly Commercial Geothermal Heat Pumps
- Commercial Geothermal heat pumps move heat through a series of pipes buried either horizontally or vertically or in loops outdoors (also known as ground and water source heating cooling units).
- The pipes contain a solution, usually water, which is warmed by the constant temperature of the ground, pond or well, below the frost level, and is circulated both into and out of your building space.
- This system is extremely cost effective once installed and running. It eliminates any fuel bills that were generated by previous systems.
- A generalization estimate of savings is 30 to 60% on heating and 20 to 50 % on cooling costs over conventional HVAC systems (traditional forced air etc systems whether oil or gas).
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Types of Buildings Our Commercial HVAC Professionals Service:
-Offices: high rise, low rise and ground floor
-Retail stores & Grocery stores
-Medical buildings & Hospitals
-Schools; Elementary, Secondary, Public, Private; Day-cares
-Seniors homes, long term care facilities, retirement homes
-Real estate buildings & holdings, high rises, rental properties
-Townhouses, walk-ups, low rise, homes, condos, lofts
Call us if your building isn’t listed above, we can make arrangements.
Our Commercial Heat Pump Service Area Includes: Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Georgetown, Milton, Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke, Islington, Rexdale, Weston, The Beaches, East York, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Schomberg, Beeton, Bradford, Bolton, Aurora, Innisfil, Markham, Stouffville, Uxbridge, Unionville, Aurora, Newmarket, Vaughan, Concord, Woodbridge, King City, Bolton, Caledon, Pickering, Bowmanville, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa and more.