Air source heating is an alternative to ground source with no digging or drilling, using a high efficiency air source heat pump you can retrieve energy directly from the air and it offers a cheaper alternative to ground source.
Air source heat pumps absorb and scavenge heat from the outside air. This heat is then used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, or warm air convectors throughout a site.
A well-designed system will be capable of meeting 100% of the demand for commercial heating and hot water, even on a large site.
Benefits of commercial air source heating
- Low running costs, especially vs. electric heating
- Potential for RHI incentive payments
- Reduced carbon emissions
- Low maintenance
- Both space and water heating
- Easy installation
An air source heat pump has an outdoor coil, the evaporator, while the indoor is a condenser. The refrigerant flowing from the evaporator carries the thermal energy from outside air indoors after the fluid's temperature has been augmented by compressing it. The indoor coil then transfers thermal energy to the indoor air. This heated air is then transported around the building by means of a ventilation system or the thermal load can be transferred into water for a radiator or underfloor heating system.