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Commercial Heat Pumps

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Pure Thermal provides commercial heat pumps that are versatile HVAC systems designed to meet the heating and cooling needs of various commercial properties, including office buildings, retail spaces, hotels, restaurants, and more. These systems are known for their energy efficiency and the ability to provide year-round comfort.

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Introduction to Pure Thermal’s Commercial Heat Pumps

Commercial heat pumps are advanced HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems designed for use in commercial buildings and facilities. They provide efficient heating and cooling solutions tailored to the unique demands of commercial spaces.

Commercial heat pumps are versatile and energy-efficient HVAC systems that play a crucial role in providing heating and cooling solutions for various commercial applications. Their ability to enhance comfort, reduce operating costs, and support sustainability makes them a valuable choice for commercial property owners and managers.

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How Commercial Heat Pumps Work

Commercial heat pumps operate on the same basic principles as residential heat pumps but are scaled up to handle larger spaces. They use a refrigeration cycle to transfer heat between the indoor and outdoor environments. In heating mode, they extract heat from the outdoor air or ground and release it inside. In cooling mode, they reverse the process to remove heat from the indoor space and release it outside.

Types of Commercial Heat Pumps:

  • Air-Source Heat Pumps (ASHP): These systems extract heat from the outdoor air and are suitable for a wide range of commercial applications. They can be installed on rooftops or common spaces where cold air can be released into the atmosphere.
  • Water-Source Heat Pumps (WSHP): WSHPs use a water loop for heat exchange. They are particularly efficient in buildings with a dedicated water source, such as cooling towers or geothermal wells.
  • Ground-Source Heat Pumps (GSHP): GSHPs utilize the stable temperature of the ground or a water source for heat exchange. They are highly efficient but may require more extensive installation.

Benefits of Commercial Heat Pumps

  • Energy Efficiency: Pure Thermal’s commercial heat pumps are known for their energy efficiency, which can result in significant cost savings on energy bills.
  • Year-Round Comfort: These systems provide both heating and cooling, ensuring comfortable indoor temperatures throughout the year.
  • High Heating and Cooling Capacity: Pure Thermal’s commercial heat pumps are designed to handle the high heating and cooling demands of larger spaces, ensuring that they can maintain desired indoor temperatures even in extreme weather conditions.
  • Environmental Sustainability: Commercial heat pumps can reduce greenhouse gas emissions due to their energy-efficient operation and the use of eco-friendly refrigerants.
  • Zoning Capabilities: with a manager controller Pure Thermal’s heat pump systems offer zoning options, allowing precise control over temperature in different areas of a building, which can improve comfort and energy efficiency.
  • Long Lifespan: With proper maintenance, commercial heat pumps can have a long operational life, providing a reliable HVAC solution.
  • Lower Operating Costs: The high efficiency of these systems can lead to lower operating costs, making them a cost-effective choice for commercial properties.
  • Quiet Operation: Noise reduction features are often incorporated to ensure quiet operation, which is essential for maintaining a comfortable environment, particularly in commercial and industrial settings.
  • Remote Monitoring and Control: Our commercial heat pumps offer remote monitoring and control capabilities, allowing facility managers to monitor system performance and make adjustments remotely, enhancing system reliability and efficiency.

Commercial heat pump units

Commercial Heat Pumps

Commercial Heat Pumps

Performance range: 20kW to 3000kW+

Refrigerant: Natural refrigerant and HFOs

Medium temperature heating: +30C to +80C

Medium temperature cooling: -7C to +20C

Application limits: -20C to +38C external temperature when in heating mode

-10C to +45C external temperature when in cooling mode

Modes of operation: heating only, cooling only and Simultaneous 4-Pipe units to provide heating and cooling.

Applications of Commercial Heat Pumps

Heat Pump Applications

  • Retail Spaces: Commercial heat pumps are commonly used in retail stores and shopping malls to maintain comfortable temperatures for customers and merchandise.
  • Office Buildings: They provide heating and cooling for office spaces, improving employee productivity and comfort.
  • Hotels and Hospitality: Commercial heat pumps ensure guest comfort in hotels, reducing energy expenses while maintaining high-quality service.
  • Restaurants: These systems help maintain ideal temperatures in dining areas and kitchens, contributing to a pleasant dining experience.
  • Healthcare Facilities: Commercial heat pumps are used in hospitals and clinics to regulate temperatures for patients and medical equipment.
  • Leisure centres: heat pumps are valuable assets in leisure centres, providing efficient heating, cooling, and hot water solutions while contributing to cost savings and environmental sustainability.
  • Universities / educational institutions: Heat pumps are used to provide both heating and cooling to academic buildings, classrooms, administrative offices, and other facilities. They offer precise temperature control and can adapt to fluctuating occupancy levels and climate conditions.

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Pure Thermal is a specialist provider of natural refrigerant hydrocarbon heat pumps, dual output chiller hot water generators, natural refrigerant chillers, and integrated waste heat recycling and thermal storage systems.

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Proper installation, maintenance, and consideration of specific building requirements are essential to maximizing the commercial heat pump’s benefits. Below are some key considerations to be kept in mind while selecting a heat pump

  • Size and Capacity: Proper sizing and capacity calculations are crucial to ensure that the commercial heat pump system meets the specific needs of the building.
  • Maintenance: Regular maintenance is essential to keep the system running efficiently and extend its lifespan.
  • Refrigerant Choice: Consider eco-friendly refrigerant options that have low global warming potential (GWP) to reduce the environmental impact.
  • Local Regulations: Compliance with local building codes and regulations is essential when installing commercial heat pumps.


Pure Thermal’s design and application engineering team can guide its customers through every step to ensure the correct heat pump solution is offered. The team is also capable of delivering the entire solution with pumps, buffer vessels, sensors, piping, and accessories

Salient features of commercial heat pump units

  • Commercial units come with natural refrigerants and low GWP HFO options
  • Ultra-low noise unit
  • Unit capable of delivering up to 80C in heating mode at -5C external.
  • The unit does not require ATEX compliance
  • The unit with natural refrigerant can potentially provide up to 4 BREEAM points
  • Upto 50% more carbon footprint savings considering annual refrigerant leakage as per TM65
  • Compact footprint
  • Unit available with all common communication protocols Modbus, Profibus, Profinet and BACNet

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