Natural Gas Heating and Cooling Equipment
There are many energy efficient natural gas options for your business’ heating and cooling needs.
Sectional Boilers are assembled using a number of cast sections – making them perfect for limited access – with efficiency ranges from 80 to 96%.
Tube Boilers feature a compact design and increased heat transfer area. These boilers can be installed in multiples to meet larger heating demands and high efficiency condensing units are available. Efficiency ranges from 82 to 97%.
Rooftop Units are a common, low-cost HVAC system typically comprised of natural gas heat and electric air conditioning in one unit. With efficiency ranges from 80 to 90%, a longer equipment life than an electric air source heat pump and lower operating and maintenance costs, it’s easy to see why it is chosen by so many for their business heating and cooling needs.
Infrared Systems are an energy efficient alternative to unit heaters, particularly effective in spaces with high ceilings or in areas that are often open to the outside. They work by generating radiant heat energy that is absorbed by objects in its path. Infrared systems can provide fuel savings of 20 to 50% over conventional forced air heating.
Unit Heaters are a low-cost, easy-to-install option for space heating which offer efficiency ranges from 80% to 93%. Condensing units are available.
Natural gas for commercial cooling is increasing because of technological innovations in cooling applications. There are three types of natural gas driven cooling processes:
Engine Driven Chillers use a natural gas engine, instead of an electric motor, to drive a vapor compression system. With these systems, waste heat from the gas engine can be used for heating applications, increasing energy efficiency.
Absorption Chillers provide cool air by evaporating a refrigerant like water or ammonia. These chillers are best suited to cooling large commercial buildings, like schools, office towers and hospitals.
Gas-Based Desiccant Systems cool by reducing humidity in the air. Cooling this drier air with a conventional cooling system requires much less energy than it would to cool the humid air.