Commercial heating manufacturer and supplier Remeha Commercial recently announced the launch of a range of Gas Absorption Heat Pumps (GAHP), which are described by the company as perfect for space heating in commercial new build developments – either in conjunction with commercial condensing boilers or in cascade operations – as well as a great low-carbon alternative for space heating.
As the owner or developer of a commercial new-build (or of an existing property), you’ll be looking to cut costs but not at the expense of quality and capability. Remeha’s new range is a high efficiency, low-carbon, low-NOx alternative for low grade heating and hot water generation.
The GAHP range uses gas-fired heat pump technology and a low-NOx thermodynamic condensing heat generator to draw energy from the air, typically for low temperature hot water applications such as under-floor heating.
So, how does this translate in business terms?
When it’s cold (which happens a lot in England), natural gas performs better than electricity; it warms a room within minutes, and is thus cheaper and more effective long-term. By using gas rather than electricity to fire the heat pump, the Gas Absorption Heat Pumps are the cheaper option.
And here’s an FYI: natural gas is recognised as one of the most eco-friendly sources of energy available. It is the cleanest burning fuel available today, and because natural gas is so efficient, you end up lowering your overall energy usage, which leaves your home with a much smaller carbon footprint.
The GAHP range has been described by Mark Northcott, Managing Director of Remeha Commercial, as one of the best means of harnessing renewable energy for heating. But not to worry if you’re using a liquid-petroleum-gas operation (a more costly fuel variant); Remeha’s GAHP range is suitable for LPG as well as natural gas.
Depending on the scale of the new-build, the Remeha GAHP range is available as a single unit or in cascade operations of up to 48 units. It comes in two versions: a high temperature optimised and a low temperature optimised version for distribution systems. And if you’re looking to save space in your building, the GAHP comes in a weatherproof steel casing for outdoor installations.
The pumps have been hailed as easy to use and easy to install.