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Imagine living in a multi-residential building where you have the power to dial in your perfect temperature, all while enjoying the luxury of space efficiency and lower energy bills. It’s not a pipe dream, it’s what’s offered by stand-alone and vertically packaged heat pumps! 

With auxiliary heat and built-in energy recovery ventilation (ERV), these compact HVAC wonders are revolutionizing the way residents experience comfort in multi-unit living spaces. Here’s a brief overview of how these units operate:

  • The heart of the system is the heat pump, which operates on the principle of transferring heat between indoor and outdoor environments
  • In cooling mode, it removes heat from the indoor air and releases it outside and in heating mode, it absorbs heat from the outdoor air (even in cold weather) and transfers it inside
  • These units are equipped with auxiliary heating elements, typically electric resistance heaters, which kick in when the heat pump alone cannot meet the heating demands
  • ERV systems help maintain air quality by exchanging stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air
  • This improves energy efficiency and helps maintain a comfortable and healthy living space

Here are some of the benefits they offer:

1. Unlocking Space for What Matters

In the hustle and bustle of urban living, every square inch counts. Vertically packaged heat pumps are superheroes of space efficiency. These units take up minimal room, fitting perfectly in closets or utility spaces within each living unit. Say goodbye to bulky equipment these sleek, unobtrusive units are all about delivering comfort without sacrificing your living space.

2. All About the Individual

What happens when one resident prefers a toasty living room and their neighbour enjoys a cool bedroom? With vertical heat pumps, everyone gets their wish! Each living unit has its own dedicated heat pump unit, putting the control in the hands of the occupant. This type of system also provides heating or cooling all year long!

3. An Energy Efficient Alternative

The magic behind heat pumps lies in their energy efficiency. They move heat to and from the environment, rather than churning out heat from scratch. The addition of auxiliary heat ensures that residents stay cozy, even in the harshest winter conditions. With energy efficiency, comes less energy usage and a cheaper monthly bill.

4. Feel the Fresh Air

Built-in energy recovery ventilation (ERV) systems are like a breath of fresh air. Literally. They maintain indoor air quality by exchanging stale indoor air with crisp, fresh outdoor air. But here’s the clever part… ERVs also recover energy from the exhaust air and use it to pre-condition incoming fresh air! That means people can literally breathe easily while energy bills stay low.

5. Ductwork Dilemma Solved

These units can be ducted directly within living spaces, eliminating the need for extensive ductwork throughout the building. You’re not just saving space, you’re saving on installation and maintenance costs because these are standalone units that are packaged through the wall. It’s a smooth ride from day one!

6. Sustainability and a Greener Tomorrow

Heat pumps are eco-warriors. They produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions and can be powered by renewable energy sources. By choosing vertical heat pumps for your multi-residential building, you’re contributing to a more sustainable and cleaner future.

7. Prepared for Anything

With each unit being self-contained, maintenance and servicing are straightforward. Say goodbye to those building-wide disruptions! The auxiliary heat feature also provides an added layer of security. It kicks in during extremely cold weather, ensuring occupants stay warm and cozy even in the harshest conditions. These heat pumps keep your building prepared with minimal disturbance.

Stand-alone vertical heat pumps are part of the future of multi-residential living. They bring the warmth of personal comfort, energy efficiency, and sustainability in a neat, space-saving package. These units offer a multitude of benefits that will leave building residents wondering how they ever lived without them!

Embrace the magic of vertical heat pumps and contact Alliance Engineering today. Let your building’s comfort and efficiency soar to new heights!