Whether you’re running a popular hotel, a spa centre or a state of the art training facility for swimmers, having an efficient, professional water heating system can make all the difference in the world for your business success. With a quality commercial heater, you can make sure that illustrious hotel guest going for a late-night swim in the hotel’s pool or that Olympic medallist training hard at your swimming club are getting the best service you can offer.
Even better, with the right equipment, you can end up saving thousands of dollars in the long run, while also opting for an energy efficient, environmentally- friendly solution.
If you’re looking for a reliable system that meets these conditions and can help your business provide quality, cost effective services, you might consider investing in heat pumps for commercial use. Here are some things to look for when picking the best water heating system for your business, and how much money you can save.
Testing for Local Climate
Australian weather can be pretty harsh for outside equipment, especially for pool heating pumps. If you’re not buying something manufactured locally, make sure the system was thoroughly tested for the local weather conditions. This way you’ll avoid any possible unpleasant surprises, such as your heating system failing as soon as the winter cold hits.
Make sure to check the ambient air and water operating conditions of the equipment, to determine if it’s the right fit for your business and climate. Some of the most efficient commercial heat pumps on the market can operate successfully at air temperatures between -7° and 40°+ Celsius, and can deliver water temperatures of 8° or 10° to more than 35° Celsius.
Before you decide to invest, ask the manufacturer or vendor for documentation detailing these specs and confirming that the equipment has been tested for your climate.
Cost Efficiency – How Much Can You Save?
Compared to gas based or traditional electric heating systems, professional heat pumps typically come with lower running expenses by using less energy and offering additional cost saving functions.
Systems with advanced defrost systems can have up to 15% lower running costs, leading to significant yearly savings for your business. For instance, by using such a system for a large swimming pool kept constantly at an average temperature of 27°C, you can save more than $40,000 per year, largely in gas and electric bills.
Other pool heating units are provided with timer settings that can help make significant savings in operating costs by scheduling pump operations based on the most competitive local power rates.
Most heat pumps have automatic settings that allow you to keep the pool water at any desired temperature regardless of the season and outside air temperatures, which can further help your business reduce operating costs. These systems also generally have lower carbon emissions and are an ideal choice for any environment-conscious business.
When shopping for the right pool heating system, always look for the most comprehensive warranty that extends beyond possible damage to the unit itself. Most manufacturers and vendors offer an extended anti-corrosion warranty of more than 10 years, with shorter warranties for parts and even on-site labour if an intervention is necessary.