Commercial Water Heating
Restaurants, hotels, laundries, dormitories, and similar buildings require lots of hot water to keep their clientele satisfied. SMTI's thermally-driven heat pumps can reduce the energy costs associated with providing hot water by 30-50%. Best economics are achieved when the heat pump is base loaded, allowing a conventional water heater to handle peak demands for those building uses which have sharper peak periods.
In these settings, it can also be very economical for GAHPs to provide hot water AND ancillary space-cooling at the same time, further reducing air-conditioning utility costs. For example, a full-service restaurant using lots of hot water can also gain "free" air conditioning to help with a hot kitchen, or other appropriate loads. SMTI's approach to GAHPs is "heat first". This means cooling loads are not required to provide high-efficiency heating. If cooling is not required at the same time as hot water is needed, SMTI's heat pump will still normally provide for all hot-water needs at its normal high-efficiency rating.
Even if it is really cold outside!