Water-sourced/Geothermal Heat Pumps
Just like air-sourced heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps and water-sourced heat pumps can both heat or cool a structure. They work by using a refrigerant that pulls heat out of the air and pushes that heat either inside the structure (on a heating cycle) or outside of the structure (on a cooling cycle). Heat pumps are one of the more efficient methods for both heating and cooling. This is especially true over straight electric heating systems or in cases where fuels are not readily available. Geothermal heat pumps in particular have some of the highest efficiency ratings on the market because they use geothermal (ground heat energy) to displace or accept the heat in the system. The ground is able to absorb nearly half of the incoming solar energy and thus remains a near constant temperature year-round. According to ClimateMaster’s website, geothermals can save clients up to 80% of heating, cooling, and hot water costs! Water-sourced heat pumps (WSHP) systems are seen more often in cases where space or price is a concern since geothermal systems require space for drilling into the ground. WSHPs differ from geothermals in that the condenser is not underground, rather up high (typically on the roof) in a cooling tower. Another perk of geothermal/water-sourced heat pumps is that they typically have a longer life expectancy (about 20 years) versus air-sourced heat pumps (which have a life expectancy around 15 years).
Service and Repair
At BIMS, our team of highly trained service technicians is available 24/7 to ensure your heat pump is repaired quickly and correctly. We pride ourselves on giving quality service that is focused on ensuring longevity of the whole system, optimizing efficiency, and centering on the source of the problems versus only alleviating symptoms. Much like a doctor, we want to treat what’s causing the fever rather than only treat the fever.
We also understand how precious keeping a business in operation is. Thus, if something goes wrong, we will work with you to get the problem resolved so that “down-time” is kept to a minimum. If, worst case scenario, the heat pump needs replacing, our team will work diligently to ensure the process is as flawless and as quick as possible. For any issue, BIMS has access to a vast network of distributors for parts and equipment (including those hard to find).
Keep your heat pump system performing at its optimal level and help ensure its long life by having it properly maintained. This preventive maintenance keeps the heat pump operating at peak efficiency, minimizes unnecessary repairs and down-time, and helps keep energy costs low. This service keeps your system clean and in good working order. It also helps prevent smaller problems from becoming larger, more costly problems.
With preventive maintenance, we like to partner with our clients in order to provide options best for the situation and create custom solutions that fit your needs. We understand the importance and adverse effects of having an operation down in the commercial/industrial realm and will thus work on comprehensive, systemic solutions to keep you up and running.
Call us today at (214) 467-2653 if you have any questions about heat pumps and/or are having issues with your heat pump system.