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Sustainable Heating Systems: What’s an Air Source Heat Pump?

Businesses and consumers alike nowadays are much more concerned with how their spending and operating habits can have an impact on the environment, which is why everyone is striving to do their bit to reduce their carbon footprint. As a business, one of the key ways this can be done is by reducing your operating emissions, such as adopting more sustainable heating systems.

One such greener solution is to install an air source heat pump. These are an efficient and environmentally friendly way to keep your building warm – or cold in the summer! Read on below to learn more about how air source heat pumps work and how they can help your business reduce its carbon footprint.

What is an Air Source Heat Pump?

Air source heat pumps generally consist of an outdoor unit and an indoor unit (or sometimes a single outdoor unit) that are connected to your central heating system.

They work by taking heat from the outside air and absorbing it into a fluid, then passing this fluid through a heat exchanger into a heat pump. The heat pump will then raise the temperature of this before transferring the heat to water. This water is then what flows through your central heating system in order to heat up your radiators, underfloor heating and/or provide you with hot water.

Just as this process works to heat up your building, the process can also work to cool down the fluid, as opposed to heating it up, in order to provide you with cool air during the summer months.

Why Choose an Air Source Heat Pump?

So, what makes air source heat pumps a sustainable choice? Well, since they source heat from the air, they are considered a renewable source of energy as the air is not a finite resource. Furthermore, they also produce less CO2 than other traditional heating systems.

Not only that, but a well-designed heat pump system can transfer approximately three to four times more energy (in the form of heat) than it uses to extract it, making it incredibly efficient. By using an air source heat pump, not only will you be heating your commercial premises efficiently, but you could be cutting your business’s carbon emissions by up to 40% compared to your traditional commercial boiler.

Though they can be an expensive investment, if properly installed in a thermally efficient building, then heat pumps can also be cheaper to run than a traditional gas boiler, which is another advantage to consider.

Heating Specialists in Gloucester

If you’re strongly considering the positive impact air source heat pumps could have on your business, then reach out to us here at Mitchell’s.

We understand the importance for local commercial enterprises to do what they can to lower their emissions and reduce their carbon footprint, which is why we supply air source heat pumps that can be expertly installed by our heating engineers in and around Gloucester. We’re here to help your commercial premises operate more efficiently whilst working towards a greener future.

If you’d like to learn more or discuss the solutions we can offer you, then don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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