For businesses operating in areas experiencing cold climates for most part of the year, heat pump installation and commercial heating solutions are no longer a luxury; it is an essential add-on that each business needs in order to create a favorable indoor climate.

However, with so many types of heat pumps being presented in the market as the real deal, it may be difficult for you to choose the most suitable unit for your commercial premises. Hence, you may be faced with the question: Which heat pump is best for business? To provide an appropriate answer to this question, it is imperative to know how to go about the selection process so that you can choose the right heat pump to install on your commercial buildings.

To help you make the right selection, here are some crucial things that an HVAC contractor will consider:

Size of space or rooms you need heated.

How much space or how many rooms do you plan to heat? This is a question that can only be effectively addressed once competent electricians have visited your commercial premises to measure the size of your commercial space. They will listen to how you intend to utilize each space or room and then recommend the correct pump sizing, be it for a ducted system, single-split units, multi-split units or a combination of different units or systems, to ensure reliable heating service.

Desired energy efficiency level.

Finding a correctly-sized heat pump is one thing, but ensuring that it works efficiently is a whole different matter. Wasteful use of energy not only harms the environment, but it can also increase energy bills significantly. Because of their construction, ducted systems usually have a bad reputation for losing energy, with significant amounts of the heat produced getting wasted via the duct work. Unless you are ready to inspect ductwork for energy loss on a frequent basis, you should perhaps opt for ductless heating systems such as mini-splits, which don't need ducts to supply heat throughout your commercial space and are without the same energy losses.

The truth is that all heat pumps are not equally efficient, with some heat pumps performing better than others. Always keep in mind that selecting the right heat pump is not just about making a decision on the up-front cost. It is also about saving big money on utility bills and repair costs in the long term while providing reliable indoor comfort year-through. Since the heat pump will be part of your entire HVAC system, you need to find an installer who can take full responsibility for the installation process.