Heat Pumps

It is essential that commercial and industrial buildings be properly heated in the winter and cooled in the summer and that indoor air quality be maintained. To that end, the HVAC system must adequately address each of these functions. A heat pump can provide efficient heating and cooling over some ambient ranges and offers the opportunity to maintain desired conditions with a single system or piece of equipment.

What is A Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a piece of equipment that uses the heat generated in a vapor compression refrigeration cycle for heating a building zone. This heat is directed to an indoor heat exchanger and a supply air fan. A reversing valve installed in the refrigerant piping, changes the direction of the refrigerant flow to switch the function of the system heat exchangers. For locations with milder winter conditions, heat pumps are an efficient method of heating and can also provide efficient cooling during the summer months.

We therefore often recommend heat pumps for moderate climate applications. If your application is in an environment where temperatures are below freezing for long periods of time, a heat pump may not be the best solution to your heating and cooling needs. However, if you live in an area with less severe changes in weather, then a heat pump is a good choice to heat and cool your building.

Addison's Heat Pumps

Utilizing the heat of rejection generated during a vapor compression cycle has long been a challenging but rewarding focus for both mechanical engineers and electrical utilities. By reversing the flow of refrigerant, a single system can be used to cool in the summer and heat in the winter. Since the energy source in both modes is electricity, electrical utilities have aggressively supported heat pump development. Designing large unitary heat pumps remains a difficult proposition and only the most experienced companies chosen to offer this kind of product. At Addison, we are confident in offering you a full line of light commercial and commercial heat pumps specifically designed to meet your project requirements.

In the broadest sense, we offer two different configurations to our customers: a packaged air source heat pump and a packaged water source heat pump. The only difference between these products is that the heat is rejected or captured from either the outside air or a water source, like a well, a ground source loop or a pond.

At Addison, we are dedicated to providing our customers with solutions that exceed project requirements. Our experts can work with you to find the specific heat pump type and size, with options for your new construction or renovation projects. We've been in this business since the 1950s, so we've been meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers for over 65 years. To request a competitive quote price or to speak to one of our experience Addison experts, please contact us at  (407) 292-4400.