American Services commercial heating and cooling installation service knows that business owners in geographic areas with moderate heating and cooling needs, are turning to heat pumps as an energy efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioning.
Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space into a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer just like your refrigerator. During the heating season the pump moves heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house, during the cooling season heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors.
Because they move heat rather than generate heat, pumps can provide up to four times the amount of energy they consume. Many commercial customers are choosing this option because of energy savings.
The most common type of heat pump is the air-source heat pump, this transfers heat between the buildings and the outside air. If you’re heating with electricity a heat pump can trim the amount of energy you use for heating by as much as 30-40 percent. High-efficiency heat pumps can also dehumidify better than standard central AC which results in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in the summer months.
One drawback is that the efficiency of most air source heat pumps when used as a heat source drops dramatically at low outside temperatures. Most generally this makes “air source” heat pumps unsuitable for colder climates, but new technology is currently breaking ground to overcome the problem.
To learn more about new commercial heating systems in Illinois or Missouri, contact your local Missouri heating professional, American Services, located in St. Louis MO today, you won’t be disappointed!