Commercial buildings are slowly making the change from using fossil fuels for heating to more sustainable and renewable sources of energy and, in so doing, they are reaping the rewards in terms of energy-savings and lower emissions. The push to convert commercial heating systems from fossil fuels to electric power has meant that more facilities are looking at heat pumps as viable sources of commercial heating. So, how do heat pumps measure up against traditional gas heating for commercial boiler systems and heating systems? Our commercial HVAC contractors share some insights.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

A heat pump uses similar technology to that used in fridges and freezers. It utilizes a refrigerant, a reversing valve (so that it operates for both heating and cooling), a coil, evaporator, compressor, condenser, expansion device and ventilation system. A heat pump is an electrically-powered device that uses a relatively small amount of energy to move heat from one location to another. Typically, it pulls heat from the ground or air to be pumped into a building to warm it in winter, and it pumps excess heat out of a building into the outdoors in summer.

One of the most significant benefits of a heat pump is that it combines heating and cooling into one single system. Another benefit is that it is positioned to help facilities reach emission and cost-saving goals. This is because electricity can be provided not only from on-site and sustainable sources (through solar panels, for example), but also from off-site sustainable sources as many power stations are starting to draw from renewable energy sources themselves. This means that it burns no fossil fuels for heat production or cooling.

Heat Pumps as an Effective, Cost-Saving Alternative to Gas Commercial Boiler Systems in NJ 

Heat pumps are quickly growing in popularity in the USA, and especially in New Jersey, where there are strong commercial incentives and rebate programs designed to support facilities in moving off fossil fuels over to more energy-efficient and renewable energy systems. New York State is also offering similar incentive programs, including rebates for heat pumps.

Another incentive for installing a commercial heat pump for your boiler systems is the continuing reduction in installation costs and systems costs as the technology becomes more popular and affordable to manufacture, and installation skills increase in availability.

In large commercial buildings, the preferred route is to install variable refrigerant (VRF) heat pumps, while smaller commercial facilities are choosing to utilize air source heat pumps similar to those used in residential applications.

Make the Move to Energy-Efficient HVAC With Leading NJ Commercial HVAC Contractors 

Tri-Tech Energy is a dedicated commercial boiler system and HVAC service company in New Jersey. It has a stellar reputation for excellence as well as comprehensive, high-quality services – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With over 30 years of experience in repairs, maintenance, and installation, Tri-Tech Energy commercial HVAC contractors have the experience, knowledge, and skills it takes to deliver the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning solution your business needs. 

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