Previously we gave an overview of electrification and the boundless opportunities for savings and efficiency. Now, we’re going a little more in depth on a few technologies to consider as you plan for the future of your business. Let’s take a look.
Heat Pump Technology
Heat pump technology is the most efficient and sustainable heating and cooling option available. They can provide all of the heating and cooling needs for businesses for several reasons, including the energy-efficiency benefits of transferring heat instead of making it. By simply changing the flow of refrigerant, a heat pump can either heat or cool a business.
Since heat pump systems can heat or cool using the same equipment, it creates the potential for improved individual zone control and comfort. This is great for businesses looking to have greater control over individual zones throughout their facilities. Additionally, these systems maximize efficiency with minimal utility operating costs and require no onsite combustion of carbon fuels.
Heat Pump Water Heaters
Electric heat pumps pull energy from the air around it to heat water – making them one of the most energy-efficient water heaters on the market. They heat water for less than natural gas water heaters and qualify for a $300 federal tax credit.
Heat pump water heaters can be a smart choice for a home or business, and often show less than a two year payback.
If you’re thinking about upgrading your business to more energy-efficient equipment, see if your business could qualify for a PSO rebate.