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Commercial Air Source Heat Pumps:
North East & Northumberland

EcoFuture is a leading commercial air source heat pump installer in the North East and Northumberland. We offer bespoke system designs to cater to businesses that are looking to reduce energy bills and their carbon footprint.

EcoFuture: Commercial Heat Pump Installers

As rising energy bills take a toll on businesses across our region, air source heat pumps are quickly becoming a viable alternative to gas and oil heating systems. We’re able to provide large-scale systems that cope with the increased demand that commercial buildings require compared with residential ones.

We only use the best products on the market which allows us to daisy chain the heat pumps to produce the power that is needed commercially. We’re also leading installers of other renewable energy solutions, such as solar PV panels, which can be used in conjunction with heat pumps to move your business entirely off-grid.

If you’d like to learn more about our commercial air source heat pump installations across the North East and Northumberland, contact our trained technicians on 0191 490 3308 or send us a message via our contact page.

Commercial Heat Pump Design

Heat Pump Unit

The heat pump absorbs heat from the air outside into a fluid called a refrigerant. They can work in temperature's as low as -15c! 

Heating

As the refrigerant circulates inside the heat pump, it is compressed which increases the temperature. This then provides heating for your home. 

Hot Water

Heat pumps don't produce hot water on demand, they need to store hot water in a cylinder. These vary depending on the household demand, but can generally be fitted inside a 80x80cm cupboard. 

Why Choose EcoFuture For Your Commercial Heat Pump Installation?

EcoFuture has over 30 years of combined experience in the renewable energy sector and have completed multiple air source heat pump installations for businesses across the North East and Northumberland. The team is highly skilled and we’re able to create bespoke systems suitable for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

We’ve invested a lot of time and money into ensuring that our practices are the best they can be by completing a range of accreditations, as outlined below.

MCS

MCS certified

MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) is a quality assurance scheme that certifies microgeneration technologies, such as renewable energy systems, such as solar photovoltaic panels and wind turbines.

HEIS

HIES Accredited Installer

HIES (Home Insulation and Energy Systems) is an accreditation scheme in the United Kingdom that provides accreditation to companies that install home insulation and renewable energy systems.

Trustmark

Trustmark

Trustmark is a UK government-backed scheme that provides accreditation to tradespeople and service providers who meet the required standards for quality, customer service, and technical competence. It is designed to help consumers find reliable and trustworthy traders who can deliver quality work.

CHAS

CHAS accredited heat pumo installer

CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) is a health and safety accreditation scheme in the United Kingdom. A renewable energy company that is CHAS accredited has demonstrated its commitment to maintaining high standards of health and safety in the workplace.

What Does our Commercial Air Source Heat Pump Installation Process Look Like?

We realise that disruption to your working environment is less than ideal, which is why we work closely with clients to keep this to a minimum. Our initial site survey can be used to discuss a start time for work to commence, but also times that you would like us to avoid. Ideally, once we’ve started, the fewer restrictions we have, the quicker we can carry out the work.

The commercial air source heat pump installation process typically involves the following steps:

We start with a Heat Loss survey which is carried out to assess the suitability of the building for a heat pump system, including the size and layout of the building, the climate (obviously on the colder side in the North East of England), and the availability of suitable outdoor space for the outdoor unit.

Based on the results of the heat loss survey, a design and specification for the heat pump system is created. This will include details of the type of heat pump to be installed, the size of the system, the location of the outdoor and indoor units, and any other relevant details.

Preparation work may be required to prepare the building for the installation of the heat pump system. This may include installing ductwork, making electrical connections, and making any necessary structural changes to the building.

The installation of the heat pump system typically involves installing the outdoor unit, and the indoor unit, and connecting the two units. The system is then connected to the building’s existing heating and hot water systems.

Once the commercial installation is complete, the system is tested and commissioned to ensure it is operating correctly and providing the desired heating and hot water level.

The heat pump system is handed over to the building owner, and any necessary maintenance or warranty work is carried out. Ongoing maintenance and servicing is also available to ensure the system continues to operate efficiently and effectively.

How do Commercial Air Source Heat Pumps Work?

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How do they work?

Heat PumpCommercial air source heat pumps work by extracting heat from the outside air and using it to heat a building. This technology is an efficient and cost-effective way to heat commercial buildings and provides a clean, renewable source of energy.

An air source heat pump system consists of an outdoor unit and an indoor unit. The outdoor unit contains a compressor and a heat exchanger that extracts heat from the outside air. The extracted heat is then transferred to a refrigerant, which is compressed and circulated to the indoor unit. The indoor unit contains a heat exchanger that transfers the heat from the refrigerant to the building’s heating system.

One of the key benefits of commercial air source heat pumps is that they emit low levels of greenhouse gases, making them an environmentally friendly heating solution. They also have a low operating cost, as they use electricity rather than natural gas, which is typically more expensive.

Additionally, commercial air source heat pumps can provide both heating and cooling for a building, making them a versatile solution for year-round comfort. This is because the heat pump can be easily reversed in the summer to cool the building, making it a cost-effective alternative to traditional air conditioning systems.

One of the ways that we adjust systems to cater to commercial buildings over residential ones is by using industrial-sized heat pumps, creating much larger energy outputs. Our systems are fully bespoke and we’re able to add multiple heat pumps into one system to heat larger commercial spaces.

Is Your Building Suitable for a Commercial Heat Pump?

To determine if your building is suitable for a commercial heat pump, there are several factors you should consider, including:

If you feel that your commercial property is not designed to get the most from a heat pump, then we can work with you to ensure it is. Our team is highly skilled in both converting existing sites to make them more efficient and working with projects from the ground up. We are specialists at installing air source systems across the North East and Northumberland where climates are cold and heating demands high.

It’s worth noting that if the heat pump is not able to provide 100% coverage for your site, you can still make huge savings on energy bills with a hybrid system that draws energy from the pump and the main heating supply.

Key Benefits: Commercial Air Source Heat Pumps

Heat pumps will allow you to either limit the amount of energy you need to use with gas or oil, or at least offset a significant amount. The power they use is much lower than standard fossil fuel rates, meaning you can save huge amounts on your energy bills.

Heat pumps use air and electricity for power. The heat that’s generated is much more environmentally friendly and can massively reduce the carbon usage of your business, creating a greener, more sustainable energy source.

Heat pumps come with a Coefficient of Performance (CoP) rating which highlights how much energy it produces for each unit of energy used. The products we use can generate up to 5 units of heat for every 1 unit of electricity, making them incredibly efficient.

Unlike solar energy, heat pumps can draw air in all conditions. They work to temperatures of -20c, but it’s worth noting that as the temperature drops to extreme measures, the efficiency of the machine reduces.

As the heat pump needs electricity to create energy from the air, it lends itself perfectly to be linked with solar panels. The electricity that is generated from the solar panels can be used to power the heat pump. If you can generate enough power from the solar panel setup, then you can remove all heating bills.

Given that commercial buildings generally use more energy than residential, the timeframe to break even on installation costs is vastly reduced.

More customers than ever are choosing to spend their money with businesses that are being proactive in reducing their carbon emissions. Highlighting that you’re taking active steps to do just this with an air source heat pump can lead to an increase in revenue for your business.

Installing a commercial air source heat pump system can help improve the EPC rating of your building which is more essential than ever before thanks to new government requirements on spaces used for business.

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All our commercial air source heat pump installs are different but regardless of your building size and heating demands we’re confident we can come up with a solution which will fit your needs and help you achieve your goals.

PLEASE NOTE:

As all commercial installs are bespoke designs the best way to get the ball rolling is to get in touch with us and arrange a site visit and heat loss survey.

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FAQ

How much energy can a commercial air source heat pump create?

A commercial air source heat pump can produce up to five times more heat energy than the electrical energy it consumes. The exact amount of energy generated will depend on factors such as the size of the heat pump, the temperature of the outside air, and the insulation of the building.

How big of a building can an air source heat?

Air source heat pumps can be used for both small and large commercial buildings. The size of the heat pump system required will depend on the size of the building, the amount of heating and hot water required, and the climate. Larger commercial buildings may require multiple heat pumps to meet their heating and hot water needs, while smaller buildings may only require a single unit.

How much does a commercial heat pump installation cost?

The cost of a commercial heat pump installation can vary greatly depending on factors such as the size of the building, the type of heat pump system, and the complexity of the installation. On average, a commercial heat pump installation can cost anywhere from £10,000 to £100,000 or more. The cost of the installation can be offset over time by the energy savings achieved using the heat pump system.

What areas do you cover for commercial air source heat pump installations?

EcoFuture is located in Newcastle, but we install commercial air source heat pumps across all of the North East and Northumberland. If your business is based outside of this area, then get in touch, as we are able to travel and have the infastructure to provide installations UK wide.

Can you work with us to improve our EPC?

Yes, the fundamentals of EcoFuture are all about renewable energy solutions, which include improving companies’ EPC rating. We can work with both electrical and insulation upgrades, which are all highlighted as part of our extensive heat loss survey.