Save money on your commercial heating costs this winter with a Heat Pump system.
Heat pumps are truly a good investment. Being in South Africa, you have your choices as to which companies to purchase from but really, do you know what the benefits are to going with a commercial heat pump?
When searching around, there are certain things you want to check out. Here’s a few to get you started.
How efficient is it?
The higher the efficiency, the less you’ll spend overall. The unit will not have to cycle on as often and when it does turn on, it will make the most use of its time on by performing up to a standard way above the older machines. Less operation time equals more efficient use of that time. This equals money saved.
How reliable are the components in the heat pump?
As you know, South Africa has its challenges when trying to stock parts for all kinds of equipment. Sometimes the part you “have to have” just isn’t available and when it’s ordered, the lead time may be way outside of the range you’re comfortable with. If you are replacing the components for a unit located in a hospital or hotel, you may really be pressed for time. This is why having quality components from the start is of utmost importance. You need to do your research and make sure you go with a company that has proven component reliability.
Will it Run in ALL Weather?
We know it’s not always sunny and 35 in South Africa. For those who run or work within a factory, you are especially aware of how important it is that the heat pump you choose operates in all weather. Amazingly, there are units that have degree limits. They just won’t operate well if outside that degree range. Getting the right unit the first time will save you frustration Be sure to double-check with the manufacturer to be sure the heat pump can run year-round.
What about safety features?
If your heat pump overheats, will it automatically turn off? Will it sound an alarm so that someone knows there’s a problem? Built-in safety features helps to save money on commercial heat pumps, especially, because they buy you time and halt any further damage by shutting down the system. A unit allowed to continue to run when it’s not operating safely can cause all kinds of undo damage. Not only to the unit but also to the people in the building. Having a smoldering heat pump, with lots of smoke rolling throughout the building, can cause some serious panic!
Monitoring- manual or Microcomputer Control System?
While many facilities within South Africa still utilize the services of technicians to manual check the control system of their heat pumps, the units that come with Microcomputer Control Systems, provide more accurate feedback. Instead of having a well-meaning technician trouble-shoot something incorrectly the first time, the Microcomputer System will show the technician exactly what the problem is. No guessing involved. How’s this for fast turnaround? The automatic fault diagnosis components make for a flawless repair. If this doesn’t spell saving money, I don’t know what does! Technology helps to make better, more informed decisions.
Auto defrost is a must.
Imagine trying to remember to defrost a heat pump! Even if you have the best in-house preventative maintenance plan in place, you can understand how easily you can get side-tracked when some other “emergency” comes up and the maintenance of your heat pump gets put to the side. If there’s one easy way to make defrosting an easy process, make it an automatic process. Many units still do not offer this option so this is something else you want to watch for.
With all of the concern with keeping everything environmentally friendly, it’s surprising that some manufacturers still do not take this concern to heart. Of course we want to have our land here for our children and grandchildren and it’s become common knowledge that to do so, we need to be more responsible with natural resources. High efficiency heat pumps are extremely environmentally friendly. Since they run less, that in itself is a huge plus. There are other factors that should be researched also. Is the manufacturer committed to making their products as “green” as possible? Is there evidence of their practices being environmentally friendly?
The research has already been done for you! All of the topics listed above have already been considered and implemented with the South African heat pumps sold by GMC Heat Pumps. They’ve done the research. They stand by their products and truly stand way above their competition. They want to be sure the product you have, is the product you need and want. While they will listen and take all of your concerns to heart, they also stand behind all of their products and are genuinely concerned with making sure you have the right equipment for your facility.
GMC Thermal Solutions has been in the business for over 18 years and have 1000s of satisfied customers. Their track record speaks volumes.
To get an idea of some of their products, here’s an excerpt from their website:
“An Electric element geyser consumes one unit of Electrical Energy to produce one unit of Thermal Energy. A heat pump can TRIPLE this output and converts one unit of electrical energy into approximately three units of thermal energy. There are a few factors involved but dependent on the ambient temperature conditions, the installation, and the use of a time you could be making a cost saving of up to 67%”.
This is a huge savings! Imagine how quickly the product will pay for itself? When it comes to cost savings for facilities such as hospitals or factories, you need to be especially mindful to make allowances for cuts in the budget, where able. Purchasing a heat pump from a great company with proven results, will help you shed extra operational costs without you having to do much!
If you are interested in learning more about what GMC Thermal Solutions has to offer, visit their website.