Heat pumps for retail

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If you are specifying and installing electric heating and air products for the retail sector, it is important to understand the specific challenges. Heating for retail environments must be sustainable yet cost-effective to run, and able to work alongside other technologies to deliver a suitable climate for shoppers at all times.

As businesses look to expand into new premises the restrictions imposed by local planning and building regulations, as well as potential cost savings make heat pumps an increasingly viable option. Dimplex offers vast experience of specifying heat pumps for commercial buildings. We combine a wide range of products with the added value services you need to meet the objectives of your retail customers.

For existing buildings with oil, LPG or electric heating air source heat pumps are a popular choice due to their speed of installation and low capital costs which can quickly reduce running costs. Ground source heat pumps are more suited to new build or major refurbishment projects due to the significant ground works required.

Dimplex has ranges of Air source or Ground source heat pumps which offer heating and/or cooling. The heat pumps are of mono-bloc construction which uses water as a transfer medium. This gives an advantage over VRF systems for properties such shops that have relatively small plant rooms which would limit the size of the VRF refrigeration loops due to the practical limit in the event of a refrigerant leak.

For larger buildings that require more than one heat pump, Dimplex offers the Master controller. The master controller not only manages the heat pumps within the system, it also ensures even compressor run times, ensuring longevity of the heat pump. 

At Dimplex, we recognise that designers of heat pump systems want all the information available easily accessible. To assist the design process, the technical team are on hand to point you in the right direction. Whether it is to discuss the feasibility of the installation or select the most suitable product the technical team are just a call away. If you submit plans or know the heat loss the technical team can also specify the correct components for an efficient system.

For more information, contact pre-sales