Why should I choose a heat pump or CHP?
Transformative Energy Use – Heat and Chill
- Heat Pumps and Combined Heat & Power (CHP systems) transform how you use energy within your business. That is, they provide more efficient heating and can even provide cooling as a by-product of the process. The amount you gain from using a renewable solution to heat, rather than traditional methods such as gas, can provide up to five times the efficiency level. Add chilling, and this can push almost tenfold, with one unit of electricity delivering between 5 and 9 units of heating and chilling. Installing one of these systems creates an incredibly efficient way to power your business and a combination of renewables will enhance this even further.
Save money on energy costs
- Whether you are installing your heat pump as part of your CAPEX or have gained funding (there are many opportunities out there) you will benefit from instant savings on your energy outlay, which will increase your profits or allow you to re-invest the cash into other areas of your business. With energy process rises, it is an excellent way to mitigate against unpredictable costs. Your heat pump becomes the linchpin to future proofing your business.
Making Net Zero a Reality
- We all know how important this is, but we are all guilty of giving the subject lip service rather than taking action. Decarbonisation is now a priority, it has been well documented that if we don’t act now (and that’s every person, vehicle and building), we are going to do the planet irreparable damage. In place of a gas option, heat pumps can significantly reduce your direct emissions by as much as 85%. Heat pumps do not emit any direct emissions so it is a big tick for the decarbonisation agenda.
Meet Legislative Requirements
- Whether you are looking for legislative or other carbon zero accreditation, renewable systems will help on that journey. Even building regulations for new build are dependent on meeting certain carbon reduction criteria and could be the difference between successful development/expansion of your business and not.
The oldest new technology out there
- Despite having been around for decades, renewables still have a very small market share. The reality is that until we embrace this step change in powering our homes and businesses, decarbonisation is going to remain very slow. That’s why it is so important that each and every home and business in the UK embraces the new way so that we can meet the demand of carbon zero. It really is a joint effort…
Why use energy when you can create your own?
- Consumers of energy, especially high-level users, don’t always realise there is another way, which is particularly beneficial for consumers at this scale. Why just be an energy consumer when you can create your own? Microgeneration (CHP) as it’s called, is where you can use renewable energies to create your own, often in excess. Not only do you create your own power, you can also sell any excess back to the National Grid (NG). This is called grid-balancing and is a very clever way to make an extra income, whilst helping to decarbonise the NG at ground zero.
This is not an exhaustive list of benefits by any means, but it is our top 6 reasons to seriously consider the switch to renewable sources. There also a minefield of information out there, and that’s why we believe on looking at each client’s requirements on a case-by-case basis so that we can make recommendations for the best outcomes based on your circumstances.
Make every kWh count for your business!
Combined heat and power (CHP) is a good option if you want to eke out every last bit of energy. CHP technology ensures any excess energy (that is energy you are not using for your own purposes) will be reused to heat water or will go to the NG.
If you want to generate energy for heating and hot water, air source (next to building) or ground source (underground) heat pumps are the best option. Both of these extract naturally occurring heat from the outside air or from the warmth of the ground.
If you want to generate just water or just electricity, solar energy can be produced in several ways, so is really flexible. Photovoltaic panels capture the sun’s energy to create electricity, whilst solar tubes do the same for hot water. If you’re looking for energy to complement an existing generation source, this could be the option for you.
In order for us to assess the best options for you, we will conduct a full feasibility assessment based on your requirements. For more information, please contact [email protected].