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Running your air source heat pump more efficiently

Air source heat pumps for heating and cooling are designed to redistribute thermal energy efficiently, thereby enabling you to control the temperature of your office or business premises in a highly cost-effective way. As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, air source heat pumps are much more affordable to run than conventional heating systems. However, you’ll have to use your heating system a lot over the cold winter months. Even with a low-cost heating system, you may find that your expenditure on heating starts to climb. Because we want you to get the most out of your air source heat pumps, we’ve decided to give you some tips that will help you to use them more efficiently and get your heating costs back under control.

1. Keep internal doors closed

It might seem obvious, but many business owners and employees forget to close internal doors in their offices. After all, people are constantly moving from one room to another in most business premises, so it’s easy to leave a door open by mistake. However, closing doors (and making sure your employees do the same) will trap heat. As a result, you won’t have to run your air source heat pump for such long stretches of time or at such high temperatures, thereby saving yourself a great deal of cash.

2. Remove items that might block your heat outputs

Air source heat pumps transmit thermal energy into a room through specific heat output points (such as wall-mounted units), just like conventional heating systems transmits it through radiators. These outputs can provide a lot of heat, but they’ll be a lot less effective if they are blocked by something. This is because the item blocking the unit can absorb a lot of its thermal energy, therefore preventing it from reaching the rest of the room. If there’s something blocking your air source heat pump’s output, you’ll end up having to run it at higher temperatures for longer to achieve an acceptable level of warmth. Saving yourself money might be as simple as removing any large items that might be in the way of your heat outputs.

3. Keep the temperature stable

Regardless of what type of heating system you use, it’s always more efficient to keep the heating turned on for longer but at lower temperatures than to use the system for short bursts at very high temperatures. It also uses more energy to heat a cold room than maintain the temperature in a warm one. Ergo, turning a heating system on very high, then turning it off again, then repeating when the area cools down wastes a lot of energy. Remember to keep your air source heat pump on and turned to a reasonable temperature whenever there’s anybody in your office-space or business premises in order to save money.

If you don’t have an air source heat pump for heating and cooling your workplace, we at I-HT can help. Get in touch today and don’t forget to follow these tips once your heat pump is installed.

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