Use Heat Pumps to Help Control Costs

Adding a heat pump to your business’s HVAC setup provides a valuable hedge against rising utility costs. Air source heat pumps work by cycling hot air into and out of your property. When it’s warm outside, a heat pump draws hot air from your building, reducing the amount of work your A/C must perform. When it’s cold, the pump circulates hot air more efficiently, keeping your staff and customers more comfortable.

Heat pumps are highly versatile appliances and, in most cases, can be added without replacing your existing HVAC systems. A one-time investment in a new commercial heat pump can lead to long-term savings on your utility bills, and reduced wear on your furnace and A/C.

Key Benefits

Commercial heat pumps can offer a number of benefits for businesses of any size. With the right product, installed and configured to work correctly with your existing HVAC equipment, you can benefit from significantly lower overhead costs — both over the long run and on a month-to-month basis.

Air source heat pumps offset the amount of work your air conditioner or furnace needs to do to maintain a stable temperature. Because they rely on electricity rather than fossil fuels, they are more economical to run than either appliance.

As a result, with a commercial heat pump, your utility costs — and your carbon footprint — will shrink. Additionally, heat pumps reduce the amount of wear on your HVAC equipment, which means these expensive-to-replace appliances will last longer and require less maintenance over time.

For any business, these are important cost-saving advantages that can easily make your investment in a commercial heating pump worth it. For help running the numbers, get in touch with a Shipley Energy representative directly.

Choosing a Commercial Heat Pump

A typical commercial heat pump can be counted on for 25 years of service or more. Though they are expensive initially, their long lifespan, combined with the above benefits, deliver a strong return on your investment over time. However, not all commercial heat pumps are created equally. Any potential purchase must be sized correctly to ensure it reliably delivers the advantages you expect of it.

Other things to consider when selecting a commercial heat pump include the unit’s SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) and HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) numbers. These indicate the overall efficiency of the system. Higher-rated units will deliver more savings, but will often cost more to purchase outright.

Like many HVAC appliances, heat pumps are exposed to the elements all day long. Look for a unit with a heavy-duty cabinet that’s suitable for the environmental conditions encountered at your site.

Replacing an Aging Heat Pump

If you already run a heat pump in your business, you understand the positive impact they can have on your overhead. However, there are multiple reasons why you may wish to consider replacing a unit that’s over 10 years old.

Significant efficiency gains have been made with the current generation of commercial heat pumps, and many are now compliant with ENERGY STAR guidelines. They can even help you achieve LEED certification. Newer heat pumps also avoid the feeling of cold air on your skin by more precisely regulating temperatures. Optional dual mode units switch over to conventional heating when temperatures drop below 35 degrees.

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Shipley Energy Carries the Latest Heat Pumps

Not sure whether or not a heat pump is right for your business, or if it’s time to replace an aging unit? Shipley Energy can help. We can source commercial heat pumps from many of today’s leading manufacturers. Because we do not represent any single company, we can give you an honest assessment of your budget and your requirements to determine the best product for you.

When you contact Shipley Energy for any of your commercial heat pump needs, you’ll be working with a professional team of NATE-certified technicians in central PA and northern MD. That means we install your purchase right the first time and deliver exceptional service to keep it running its best for years to come.

Preventative Maintenance

A modern commercial heat pump has few regular maintenance requirements, but it’s important to ensure that any required maintenance is completed by trained professionals who understand your setup. Shipley Energy can create a preventative maintenance package that includes a thorough heat pump checkup to spot problems and correct them before they become an issue.

When you make us your partner for all commercial HVAC service, you’ll quickly find out why we have been trusted by businesses in Harrisburg, State College and beyond for more than 90 years. Contact our team today to get started.

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