A Practical Guide to Powering Commercial Buildings with Gas-Fuelled CHP
Become completely energy-independent with a gas-fuelled CHP unit fitted by us, Helec Ltd. Save money in the long term, experience more reliability and help your company achieve its sustainability goals by empowering your commercial building with a gas-fuelled CHP unit, rather than using traditional methods.
We are Helec Ltd, a reliable company with many years of experience in supplying commercial buildings with the best proven sustainable, low carbon and renewable technologies. Here you will learn all about what a gas-fuelled CHP unit is, why you should consider investing in one for your commercial building and more about who we are and what we can do for you.
What is CHP?
Gas-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) involves generating thermal and electrical energy in one single process. This means you can make the most out of the fuel available from it as it’s the most efficient way to generate energy. CHP units run on natural gases, biogasses or bio-diesel and are known for being long-lasting, effective and reliable.
Traditionally, electricity is generated and the waste heat is often released into the environment, causing a wasted opportunity. The reason CHP systems are more effective is that they capture and utilise the wasted heat, making the overall process more energy efficient.
The main idea behind CHP is to maximise the use of this otherwise wasted output energy that is produced and utilise it. This means they often have advantages in terms of energy efficiency, cost savings and environmental benefits. To find out more about what CHP unit is and how it work, visit our website for information and examples.
The benefits of installing a CHP unit
Why should you choose CHP? In recent years, particularly with the cost of living crisis and the inconsistencies in energy prices more and more commercial facilities are being fitted with CHP units, for a more consistent costing approach as well as for energy independence.
There are many more reasons why you should consider switching to a gas-fuelled CHP unit in your commercial building and some of them are listed below:
- Energy efficiency: due to how CHP units operate, they are far more energy efficient as they utilise the otherwise wasted heat that traditional units create. Plus, the simultaneous way in which the units generate both electricity and heat at the same time results in higher overall energy efficiency.
- Money saving: yes that’s right, CHP units can help you to save money on your energy bills. They eliminate the need to purchase gas and electricity from an external source, making your outgoings considerably cheaper. Also, the increased efficiency of the CHP unit means that less fuel is required to produce the same amount of energy.
- Environmental benefits: not only do the units provide benefits directly for your commercial building but for the environment too. CHP units produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to separate electricity and heat generation systems. Installing a system can help you to reach your company’s sustainability goals.
- Increased reliability: CHP units produce the energy for you on-site, therefore you won’t feel the strain of issues and difficulties of external factors when it comes to heat and electricity, providing you with complete energy independence.
As you can see, CHP units are a modern way of generating electricity and heat without relying on outsourcing and this comes with a number of benefits for your commercial building.
What commercial building could benefit from CHP?
There is a wide range of commercial sectors that can benefit from CHP units and these include:
- Care homes and assisted living facilities
- Energy centres for residential apartments
- Hotel, leisure and hospitality
- Schools, colleges, universities and student accommodation
- Hospitals and care units.
These sectors provide examples of some of the industries in which Helec Ltd have provided congeneration and HVAC solutions to help cut energy costs and usage through renewable and sustainable technology such as CHP, gas gas-fueled units.
Our modern CHP technology has been installed in many hotels as they offer a budget-friendly solution in an industry that is synonymous with high energy demands. Our CHP units have been proven to be incredibly effective in reducing this costly demand, not only in hotels but other sectors such as health care and educational settings.
How is CHP technology fitted?
The process of fitting CHP technology takes several steps. The first of which is to carry out a feasible study to see if the unit is suitable for your facility. A thorough site assessment should also be performed to determine several factors such as the space available, existing energy infrastructure and any potential constraints or problems that could occur during installation or afterwards.
A system will then be designed that suits the facility’s needs. This will include choosing the most effective technology that will fit properly in the space and do the job correctly. Next, obtaining any permits and checking CHP compliance and regulations will be put in place to ensure a safe installation. Once all of this is complete, the design elements can be produced to create the final CHP unit or sustainable energy generation technology before being installed.
Installation and all of the above must be carried out by professionals to ensure it is safe and complies with all regulations. After installation, the system will undergo a commissioning process which will involve testing to ensure if operates effectively and safely.
Helec Ltd: Why choose us?
At Helec Ltd, our technology is guaranteed to reduce your energy usage and cut your energy costs by using the latest in sustainable solutions, like CHP units. Our highly professional and experienced team will handle all of the design and installation elements to ensure a stress-free experience for you that reduces your energy consumption and carbon footprint.
With over 17 years of industrist experience, you can rest assures that our CHP solutions are designed to exceed the latest standards as we demonstrate ourselves as leading experts in this industry for sustainable energy technology. Our main aim is to provide your commercial building or setting with less energy demands to save you money in both the long and short term.
We are always expanding and challenging outselved as we strive to keep ahead of the game and in keeping with any new advancements that could benefit you and provide you with further savings and energy efficiency strategies. You can trust that we will always put your needs first and provide you with the best solution.
Find out more
We have experience in installing Biogas fuelled CHP units in a range of settings as well as experience in delivering other useful services. Have a look on our website to find out more about what we offer and how we can help you. To learn more about what we do and our success stories, have a look at our case studies.
If you have any questions about what we can do for you, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
Gas Fuelled CHP: Your practical guide
The main takeaway points to remember from this article are that CHP units provide you with energy independence, they are more environmentally friendly, they can dramatically lower energy costs and are reliable and robust systems that you can rely on.
With the cost of energy being inconsistent, so many sectors are now choosing to go it alone with a more reliable, cost-effective way of generating electricity and heat for their commercial facilities. Plus, by investing in a CHP unit, you will be helping your organisation to reach its sustainability goals, a promising prospect for existing and future clients who wish to engage with a company driven to achieve an eventual Net Zero Target.
We hope you feel more clear about CHP units and what they can do for your commercial setting. Contact Helec Ltd today to enquire and get started on a different way of energy living.