Heat pump for business

Information about air source heat pump

These days, it is no longer necessary to base heating and cooling techniques on fossil fuels. An air source heat pump can provide efficient heating and cooling solutions for a business, especially in warmer climates. Importantly, air source heat pumps depend on renewable energy sources, and thus help reduce carbon emissions, which would not be possible with traditional technologies. This is possible, however, because an air source heat pump transfers heat rather than converting it from fuel like combustion heating systems.

Air source heat pumps are also affordable, and since the energy source is air, such technology seems to have more advantages than disadvantages. Air source heat pumps are becoming increasingly popular among companies, as well as in the industrial sector.

If you're curious about what an air-source heat pump is and how it works, the following article will provide answers to these questions and much more useful information.

What is an air source heat pump?

Air-source heat pumps are systems that use renewable energy sources and contribute to lower carbon emissions by using a generally available source such as air. Such a pump absorbs heat from outside and converts it into heat for the home. Such heat can then be used to heat, for example, floor systems, radiators or to provide hot water.

An air-source heat pump absorbs heat from the outside air, just as a refrigerator does to get rid of heat from inside. Air heat pumps are considered more effective in warmer climates, but that doesn't mean they aren't viable in colder climates. Heat from the air can be used even when the outside temperature drops below 10 degrees Celsius.

Some argue that pumps can have a bad impact on the environment because they require electricity to run. However, it should be noted that heat from the air is constantly renewing itself naturally, making the pumps environmentally friendly. 

infrared heating system
infrared heating system

Photos are from the official Galmet manufacturer's website

infrared heating system

How do air source heat pumps work? 

As mentioned above, air source heat pumps work much like a refrigerator. Heat from the air is collected and absorbed into a liquid, which then passes through a compressor, where it is heated further and transported to the home's heating and hot water systems.

Pluses of an air source heat pump

Investing in air-to-air heat pumps is definitely beneficial. Heat pumps have many advantages, among which we can mention:

  • Air source heat pumps are the key to lowering bills and fees for conventional electric heating;
  • These systems are eligible for subsidy programs, so you can reduce your initial investment costs. You can learn more about subsidy programs on our website;
  • Air source heat pumps are an energy source that contributes to lowering carbon emissions;
  • Do not require a contract with suppliers, the owner of the heat pump is completely independent of other energy sources;
  • They provide the farm with hot water and heating;
  • They are easy to maintain - air source heat pumps are also called "install and forget."
  • When replacing the heating system with electricity or coal, we are guaranteed that the investment in an air source heat pump will pay off much faster.

Unlike traditional oil and gas boilers, an air heat pump can provide heat at lower temperatures for a much longer period of time. In addition, you'll also notice that radiators heated with an air heat pump don't get as hot as when using a gas or oil boiler.

Is installing an air source heat pump something for me?

Some basic questions about the installation and operation of pumps we must consider when thinking about investing in heat pumps. We need to answer some basic questions:

Do I have enough space to install an air source heat pump?

Air heat pumps need some space outside, the unit can be mounted on the wall or placed directly on the ground. What is important is that we need to leave some free space around the installation, in order to achieve good airflow. Therefore, placing the pump on a sunny wall would be ideal.

Is your business sufficiently sealed and insulated?

To achieve the highest efficiency, it is essential that the house or building is well insulated and sealed.

With which types of heating systems does the pump work most effectively?

An air heat pump can work more efficiently if you connect it to an underfloor heating system or warm air heating system, due to the demand for lower water temperatures.

The cost of investing in air source heat pumps

Investing in heat pump systems can cost from several to tens of thousands of zlotys. The cost of installation is difficult to predict, and it will vary depending on many factors, such as the size of the house, the insulation and insulation of the house, and the temperature we intend to achieve.

A heat pump may be the most beneficial solution for your home. If you are considering such an investment, contact us for an energy audit.