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Could an air source heat pump save you money?

The upfront cost of buying an air source heat pump can seem quite significant, especially compared to the cost of buying older, less advanced heating and air conditioning systems. However, air source heat pumps can help buyers save a great deal of money in the long run. Are you having trouble deciding if it’s worth investing in an air source heat pump for heating and cooling your office or premises? If so, it might help to consider the ways in which heat pumps help businesses save money and whether any of them apply to you. In today’s blog, we’ll look at how air source heat pumps can reduce heating and cooling overhead costs. This should help you make an informed choice about whether an air source heat pump is a sound investment for your business.

1. Negating the need for separate heating and cooling systems

Air source heat pumps don’t work by creating heat or simply blowing cold air into a space. As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, they use coolants to move thermal energy from one area to another, meaning that they can draw thermal energy from the air outside a building to heat it up, or transfer thermal energy out of a building to cool it down. Investing in an air source heat pump means that you won’t have to purchase and maintain separate heating and cooling systems. This can help you save a substantial amount of money if your premises requires both heating and cooling at different times of the year. Of course, if you only require an air con or a heating system (rather than both), investing in a heat pump may be a false economy. However, most business premises do require both heating and air conditioning.

2. Reducing running costs

Air source heat pumps use much less electricity than alternative systems, meaning that they have much lower running costs. If you only need to run your heating or air con system for short periods of time in order to maintain a pleasant temperature in your building, you probably won’t spend much money regardless of what type of system you use. The difference between an air source heat pump and a more traditional system would be negligible in this case. On the other hand, if you need to run your heating system or air con for long stretches of time in order to maintain an acceptable temperature, it’s obviously worth investing in a system with reduced running costs. This is the case for most businesses.

3. Limiting maintenance costs

Air source heat pumps have fewer breakable mechanical parts than older heating systems and air cons. As a result, they often don’t require as much maintenance and have lower maintenance costs. If you intend to keep your next heating or air con system for a long time, you’ll need to maintain it properly. In this case, it’s worth opting for an air source heat pump instead of a more easily damaged alternative.

Here at I-HT, we offer a wide range of different air source heat pump systems. If an air source heat pump could help you save money in the long run, click through to our product pages. If you’d like more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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