Installing an air source heat pump for heating and cooling is a cost-effective option that helps cut energy usage and ensures employees are warm throughout the winter months and retain their cool during summer.

How do heat pumps work?

The main principle on which heat pumps operate is that the refrigerant inside the unit will absorb energy in one place and release it into another place. In effect, during summer the warmth that builds up inside your business premises will be absorbed by the heat pump and expelled to the exterior, where a fan blows the warm air over a heat exchanging coil which is filled with cold refrigerant – this causes the production of cold air which is then returned to the business interior. In winter the reverse will happen and cold air will be blown over the heat exchanging coil to create warm air which is then used to create warmth inside your business.

What will I need?

All that’s required is a unit for indoors, an outdoor unit and copper piping connecting both units together. Inverter technology is used to maintain heating or cooling at the selected comfort settings. Some heat pumps use a fixed speed split system, which operates in a manner similar to the thermostat on an electric heater and will turn off when required temperatures are reached and come back on when the temperature falls or rises. It’s wise to opt for an inverter system when possible, as they tend to be up to 30% more efficient than fixed speed systems.

There are a variety of options available for indoor units. These include high wall mounted units which are great as they don’t take up any floor space; ceiling cassettes, which are a good choice for industrial or office use; ducted ceiling concealed units, which are virtually invisible so can be ideal in modern offices, and ceiling suspended units, which are useful in large commercial operations.

I-HT are ISO 9001:2008 accredited installers of air source heat pumps for business use. We are based in Colchester and operate throughout most of East Anglia and south-east England. We install and maintain heat pumps which can be purchased outright or fitted on rental. Contact us for more details.

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James Martin
James Martin
2024-05-29
I can unconditionally recommend Inn-House Technology Ltd as a thoroughly excellent provider of all aspects of domestic air conditioning from initial contact, design development, through detailed site work to contract administration and on to maintenance. I speak as a hard-bitten Chartered Engineer and project manager who has probably seen it all; but Inn-House Technology has restored my faith that there is a British company which does it right to time, cost and quality. The initial site visit was by an experienced technician who has turned his hand to sales and was followed up by a further detailed visit with a staff specialist because the 4-unit multi-split installation is in a high-quality residence so that pipe concealment and silence in operation are crucial – and achieved. The two-man team left home at 0555 to arrive exactly on time for 3 consecutive days fully supplied with all the tools and plant required from their preferred but not exclusive partner supplier – Fujitsu. All indoor debris from numerous drillings was cleaned up as soon as it arose causing negligible dust- even embroidered curtains were kept in place. No shoes were worn indoors. The quality and fit of the pipework, cabling and trunking was exemplary and the indoor units were positioned exactly as specified. Outside, the wall penetrations and resealing of this Passivhaus were accurate and the heat pump connections neatly concealed by a black trunking beside a downpipe. The two installers, Jim and Sam, were professional, knowledgeable, personable, strong, agile and 100% committed to my job – not once stopping for lunch. The back-office handling of the sales, contract, procurement, invoicing and maintenance were each impeccable and the team are clearly loyal to their company which has strong systems to give quick response and confidence to the customer. The whole installation experience was an exemplar of how to run a company well and I have no hesitation at all in recommending Inn-House Technology.
Zoe Duffy
Zoe Duffy
2024-05-12
The whole process from quoting to installation was fantastic. Friendly and approachable team, very knowledgeable and installation itself was neat and well thought through. Very grateful!
Richard P
Richard P
2024-04-12
Excellent and Faultless Experience with our Air Con Install. We reached out to I-HT among other Installers in the area, within a couple of hours they had made contact and arranged to visit to provide a quote within the same day. The quote was sent quickly and competitively priced. Lee who visited was very friendly and helpful and provided a good insight into what could be done and how with regards to our property. On install day we had 2 of their team pop out to complete the install and I can't explain enough how polite, friendly and considerate they were. Not only this but they were also very tidy and cleaned up behind them at every step. The day after I also had a follow up call from the office to make sure we were happy. overall 10/10 and can't believe how simple and perfect the install went. Thank you so much and look forward to recommending them to everyone in the future!
Robin Searles
Robin Searles
2023-12-08
Very happy with the service supplied by I-HT, from the initial survey with Lee and the install completed by Sam would and will highly recommend
Karl Chapman
Karl Chapman
2023-10-30
Top notch service, the guys turned up on time did a splendid job cleaned up and showed me how the system worked, super impressed .
Keith Young
Keith Young
2023-10-22
Fast, clean installation. Fully explained simple operation before departing.
terry colvill
terry colvill
2023-10-19
excellent swift service and the installation team installed the new unit quickly and professionally. Very happy with the service.
UK PRADO
UK PRADO
2023-09-27
I would just like to say that the service was great throughout - fast and efficient. The installation was the same. Your fitters were polite, thorough and knowledgeable and they did a very neat job and left no mess.
Claire Reeves
Claire Reeves
2023-09-27
A really easy, professional installation - from the initial request, through to installation and a call afterwards to check everything was working as it should. Highly recommended.
Gold7272
Gold7272
2023-09-12
Great service, lovely staff and quick to resolve any issues