What is the heat pump and how does it differ from the solar water heater?
A heat pump works like a reverse fridge and takes the heat from the
air in order to heat your water. It is a very simple concept which offers
huge savings. Heat pumps operate in ambient temperatures ranging from
-7°C to 43°C. This makes them an ideal solution for Africa,
where our mean annual temperatures range between 18°C and 26°C.
Heat pumps are ideal for multi Storey residential, commercial, retail
and hotel applications, and have been used extremely effectively overseas
for many many years, particularly in Europe the USA and Australasia.
The rebate on heat pumps is likely to end soon, click here for details.
There are numerous advantages to the Heat pump system:
Ease of installation – Heat Pumps are very easy to install as
they are not dependent on orientation to the sun and are not nearly
as bulky as solar collectors.
Guaranteed saving – the heat pump will draw the heat from the
air regardless of weather conditions, and 24hours a day!
Residential and commercial applications
The Heat Pump itself is relatively more expensive than the solar collector,
the existing geyser (hot water tank) can be utilized as the hot water