Africa Energy Indaba

Heat Pumps

Improve Economic Performance

Heat pumps can be installed to improve the economic performance of your building hot water requirements. A heat pump is essentially an air-conditioner operating in reverse. When used for heating, a heat pump, in effect replaces the current geyser’s (hot water tank) electrical element as an alternative source of water heating.

The system employs an evaporator, a compressor, a condenser, refrigerant gas, and an expansion valve as its main components, forming a closed heating circuit. Operational times and desired water temperature can be custom set to suite guest’s hot water requirements and peak demand periods. For large buildings with high volumes of hot water requirements, a large central heat pump system may be more cost-effective.

Useful Information

Rebate Structure

The eskom rebate has been terminated effective 31st January 2014.

Reduce Air Pollution

A heat pump uses ambient air to operate causing no air pollution.

Energy Consumption Savings

A 60% reduction in energy savings for heating water can be achieved.

Payback Period

Between 24-30 months

Lifespan

The system usually has a ten year lifespan

Easy Installation

A heat pump is typically installed to an outside wall.

Supplier Warranty

Most suppliers offer a 5 year warranty

Noise Levels (During Operation)

Very little noise emitted in operation

Our Specials

Green Building Africa is currently running a special deal on Heat Pumps.


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