Reducing your heating and cooling costs for your business may just be a pump away. Selecting an energy-efficient heat or air pump for your building can result in significant savings on your utility bill.

Considering heating and cooling costs can add up quickly — strategizing efficient ways to get your indoor space to the preferred temperature you want can be hugely beneficial to your business.

For this How To we are going to show you how pump systems can maximize your energy efficiency, keep you warm when the weather is cold and keep you cool when it’s hot outside.

Heat pump systems use electricity

An alternative to the furnace and the air-conditioner, the heat pump runs on electricity and rather than producing new heat — it actually moves heat from one space to another. This is especially ideal for moderate climates.

“Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the costs of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances,” says the Department of Energy.

According to the Department of Energy, electricity fueled air-sourced pumps can actually cut the amount of energy you’re using for heating by 30%-40%.

Of course, there is also the super advanced, sustainable and energy-efficient option — there are even solar heat pumps available.

Selecting the most efficient pump for your building is key

The wonderful world of heat pumps is constantly evolving — bringing more innovations, improving the quality and meeting new needs with time.

There are now heat pumps available for cooler climates and ENERGY STAR has even created a standard for them. In fact, according to Energywise, the most efficient heat pumps on the market have been awarded the ENERGY STAR mark — and could result in savings $150 more on running costs than unmarked models.

Before picking out your heat pump, consider these factors: the size of your space, your duct situation, climate and environment. This will matter when selecting the most efficient heat pump for your business.

For larger buildings, heat pumps are available with two-speed compressors, dual speed or variable-speed motors that make heating and cooling super efficient — allowing for excellent saving opportunities.

There are even heat pumps that recycles heat in efforts to better heat water

Heat pumps with a desuperheater addition can take the heat ready to be discarded from the cooling mode and actually use it to heat water 2 to 3 times more efficiently than the typical electric water heater, according to the Department of Energy.

For more information about how the desuperheater can improve heat transfer, check this out.

Of course, there’s always the geothermal heating option too

Though the heat pumps we talked about today are air-sourced, the ground-sourced geothermal option is always super energy-efficient. If this is of interest, we’ve covered Installing the benefits of geothermal heating.

We have a handy interactive online tool available for businesses interested in their energy use — the Energy Audit. Otherwise, we have incentives to get your business to max out on energy efficiency.


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