A commercial heat pump is the most advanced and efficient heating and cooling system available today. The technologically advanced heat pump keeps your business warm in the winter and cool in the summer – with one amazing piece of equipment. It’s also a wise energy investment that can result in savings on monthly energy bills for many business owners.
A good investment in durability – You can’t beat a heat pump for durability. In fact, heat pumps last an average of 20 years in the Southeastern United States.
Added flexibility when building a business facility – A heat pump gives a business owner more design flexibility when building a new business facility. Since there are no flames or fumes, you won’t have to add flues or vent pipes that waste valuable closet and storage space. And because there are no flues, you’ll have more choices in where to locate the indoor part of your heat pump system.
Choose the best heat pump for your business - Heat pumps come in a variety of types. We can help you determine the type of heat pump and size that fits your business operation so you’ll be comfortable season after season.
The air source heat pump is the most common electric heat pump. It uses an outdoor unit and outside air to transfer the heat.
A geothermal heat pump uses the near-constant temperature of the earth for its heat source. It uses special water piping and the earth to transfer heat. Choose a geothermal heat pump and you won’t have a unit sitting outside your business.
A dual-fuel (piggyback) heat pump may be a better choice than simply replacing an old air conditioner if you have a relatively new gas or propane furnace. The furnace provides the heat on the colder winter days.
Ask for more information about installing a heat pump at your business from your local Commercial Heating and Cooling Dealer.
Duct System A properly installed duct system helps you work comfortably while using energy efficiently. The control and distribution of heated and cooled air in your business is carried out by the duct system. Significant amounts of heated and cooled air can be lost through leaks in ductwork. A properly installed duct system helps you work comfortably while using energy efficiently.
The facts Locating ductwork during construction in conditioned versus unconditioned areas of your business can result in savings of more than 20% in heating and cooling costs.
Repairing duct leaks in existing business facilities can result in heating and cooling savings of as much as 30%. That’s a big savings for a problem that’s inexpensive to locate and repair.
Installing a duct system The duct system should be designed by an accredited professional using industry-recognized procedures. Contact one of our participating Commercial HVAC Dealers for design-related information and guidance.
Upgrading an aging duct system
Look for ductwork leaks in the air-handling unit and between the following components:
- individual sections of ductwork
- ductwork and boots
- ductwork and plenums
- ductwork and return-air chamber
- air-handling unit and plenums
- support platform and return-air chamber