Commercial Boilers, Heating & Hot Water
Commercial Heat Pump
Commercial heat pumps are an effective method of heating a building and an alternative to boilers. They have many different applications, from simply warming a space for employee comfort to industrial, factory use where hot air is required.
Robinsons Facilities Services offer installation, maintenance, and repair for commercial heat pumps. Our expert engineers can advise you on the best heating system for your industrial or commercial premises.
Our Commercial Heat Pump services include:
Is a Commercial Heat Pump Suitable?
A commercial heat pump can both heat and cool a space by transferring heat from one place to another. If you have significant heating and cooling needs for your business, this is a potential solution.
A heat pump in commercial buildings can vary in size and capacity, but they are often used in large industrial spaces. Our team has experience of installing and maintaining systems in a variety of locations in the North of England.
Commercial heat pumps may be an option for premises such as:
- Schools and colleges
- Hotels and leisure centres
- Healthcare buildings
Types of Heat Pump
The most common type of commercial heat pump is an air source heat pump, which takes warmth from the air outside and pumps it into the building.
Other types of commercial heat pumps include ground source, which uses pipes buried underground, which are heated by the soil and are able to transfer heat upwards into your business premises.
Robinsons Facilities Services offer expert installation and maintenance for both of these types of heat pumps.
How Commercial Heat Pumps Work
The pump absorbs heat from the ground or from the air, even when it is cold outside.
The air is then converted to a liquid and further heated using a compressor. This is then distributed across the heating network in your commercial property.
Benefits of a Commercial Heat Pump
A lot of people are converting their business spaces and utilising heat pumps. There are several benefits of commercial heat pumps, including:
- Reduced energy bills – commercial heat pumps and heat recovery units are a more efficient way to heat a building than other methods such as boilers.
- Environmentally friendly – commercial heat pumps do not produce carbon emissions, making them a sustainable option.
- Low maintenance – commercial heat pumps require relatively little maintenance, our commercial heat pump services are a quick and efficient way to ensure your heating system is working at its full potential.
- Heat large spaces – commercial heat pumps can effectively heat large industrial or commercial spaces.
Every heating and cooling solution has its pros and cons, and while this is one of the more expensive methods in terms of installation costs, the reduction in energy bills can potentially help to offset this upfront cost.
If you think a commercial heat pump could be the right solution for your business, get in touch with Robinsons Facilities Services today. Our team of expert engineers are on hand to advise you on the best heating system for your commercial premises.
Are Commercial Heat Pumps Good For Cold Temperatures?
UK temperatures tend to be ideal for heat pump use. The pumps work by extracting heat from the surrounding air and transferring it to the indoor space, and they are designed to operate in a range of temperatures. However, when temperatures drop significantly below freezing, the efficiency of heat pumps can be reduced, and their performance may decline. Some commercial heat pumps are designed with features that enable them to operate effectively in cold temperatures, such as a defrost cycle that prevents ice buildup on the outdoor unit.
It’s important to consider the specific climate and heating needs of a commercial space before choosing a heat pump system, and consulting with a qualified HVAC professional can help ensure that the system is properly sized and optimized for cold weather conditions.
Servicing and Repairs
As with any heating system, commercial heat pumps require regular servicing to ensure they are running efficiently. We recommend servicing at least annually to ensure that your heat pump is working to its full potential, and to spot any potential issues early.
If you need emergency repairs or you expect that the heat pump isn’t functioning as it should be, our team of accredited engineers can ensure that problems are quickly diagnosed and repaired.
Our team offers commercial heat pump servicing and repairs across Yorkshire. We also offer a 24/hour emergency call-out service for commercial heat pump breakdowns.
For more information about our commercial heat pump services, get in touch with us today.
Working across Yorkshire, we cover North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and South Yorkshire and offer a fast, efficient response time to all breakdowns and repairs. Contact us today for all planned, reactive maintenance or emergency call out. Call 01423 226578 or get in touch today.
Commercial Heat Pump FAQs
There are very few downsides to heat pumps, but some air source heat pumps may experience icing on very cold days, meaning they require more electricity to achieve the same results.
Heat pumps are becoming more popular in the UK, and are already very popular in Europe, largely due to their lower energy prices. As heat pumps become even more efficient they are a viable option in the UK.
A heat pump system in a commercial building normally uses an energy source in the ground or air, with a heat pump concentrating the heat and increasing it before it transfers it to the heaters within the building.