When it comes to heating systems on commercial premises, gas boilers remain the go-to option for businesses of all sizes and industries. These appliances offer the perfect balance of power, performance, reliability, and efficiency, while also allowing for bespoke adjustments based on environmental considerations.
But as the impact of climate change becomes more apparent and businesses look to bolster their green credentials, are gas-powered boilers the answer to long-term commercial heating needs? And, if not, what alternatives are available?
Gas boilers: Robust, efficient, and ready for anything
It’s not difficult to see why gas boilers remain the number one solution for commercial heating systems in the UK. Durable, efficient and powerful, they meet the demands of most small, medium, and large businesses, with bespoke capacity and output making them suitable for any application.
One of the key benefits of commercial gas boilers, particularly from a business perspective, is just how easy these appliances are to install, service and maintain. Even with continuous daily use, a premium commercial gas boiler can last for well over a decade – meaning one less thing to worry about for businesses with a long list of other priorities.
What’s more, in recent years, technological advancements have meant commercial gas boilers have become much more efficient than they once were. From intelligent weather compensation features to remote fault diagnostics – new industrial gas boilers are built for the demands of modern enterprise, with efficiency-boosting technologies central to what they can offer.
At JLA, our commercial boiler range includes wall-mounted and freestanding units, with variable capacity options to suit businesses of all sizes and energy demands.
Hybrid and heat pump boilers: The future of commercial heating systems?
While gas-powered boilers remain a go-to for most businesses, some organisations are looking at other options as a means of future-proofing their operations and reducing their carbon footprint. So, what other commercial heating solutions provide a viable alternative to standard gas boilers?
One of the best options for eco-conscious businesses looking to reduce their energy-related overheads are hybrid heating systems. These next-generation appliances combine the power and reliability of standard gas boilers with the energy efficiency of air-source heat pumps, delivering energy- and cost-saving benefits without compromising on performance and day-to-day efficiency.
Thanks to a combined condensing gas boiler and air-to-water heat pump, a hybrid heating system is capable of meeting peak demand while using significantly less energy overall. Even better, you won’t have to replace your existing pipework or radiators.
Whilst not as widespread as gas boilers, hybrid solutions are increasing in popularity. And with speculation mounting that standard gas boilers will be phased out in the not-so-distant future, these alternative commercial heating solutions are certainly worth considering.
Learn more about hybrid commercial heating systems at JLA.
We hope this resource has offered some food for thought on commercial heating solutions, shining a light on the best and most efficient system for your business in the long term. For more information and a free consultation with our HVAC experts, click here or call us on 0808 258 5120