In industry and commerce, the requirements for heating and process heat are highly specific. Heat pumps can very often satisfy these needs. Thanks to their efficiency and short amortization period, they represent an environmentally compatible and economically attractive alternative to conventional heating systems.
A heat pump raises heat from its surroundings – air, ground water, or waste process
heat – from a lower temperature level to a higher. A crucial factor in the planning and
selection of a heat pump system is the type of intended application. If requirements
change from heating to cooling in accordance with the seasons – as is typically the
case in office buildings and greenhouses – a reversible heat pump can supplement the
conventional heating system in winter, or can even replace it. During the summer, the
hydraulic system of a heat pump is reversed to supply cooling instead of heat energy.