Heat Pumps are South Africa's fastest growing geyser hot water heating solution. They are much less expensive to run than other forms of heating, and are environmentally friendly. Plus they give you year peace of mind. With a highly efficient Heat Pump you can enjoy plentiful hot water throughout the year at a reduced cost. They are affordable, reliable and their high efficiency keeps your electricity bill to a minimum.
Geyser Retrofit Heat Pump
The H2O retrofit heat pump connects to your existing geyser giving you cost effective water heating in your home without having to remove and replace anything. The Heating element in your geyser is disconnected so it is not drawing additional electricity and can be easily reconnected. The heat pump does all the heating and you geyser becomes the storage. If you're renting, the retrofit heat pump can be connected and disconnected easily by a plumper.
What if I can't remove my current geyser?
If you already have a geyser in your house, and don't wish to or can’t replace it with the full integrated system, the best option for you would be the retrofit heat pump, which connects to your existing geyser and does the same job as the integrated heat pump.
Can be retro fitted to existing geyser
Can be used in conjunction with Solar geysers
Fully automatic control with adjustable water temperature setting
Cool air created as a by product can be used to ventilate your home
Extremely energy efficient - uses up to 70% less household energy
No greenhouse gas emissions
Simplicity “Saving without complications”
Swimming Pool Heat Pump
Heat pumps use electricity to capture heat and move it from one place to another. They don't generate heat.
As the pool pump circulates the swimming pool's water, the water drawn from the pool passes through a filter and the heat pump heater. The heat pump heater has a fan that draws in the outside air and directs it over the evaporator coil. Liquid refrigerant within the evaporator coil absorbs the heat from the outside air and becomes a gas. The warm gas in the coil then passes through the compressor. The compressor increases the heat, creating a very hot gas that then passes through the condenser. The condenser transfers the heat from the hot gas to the cooler pool water circulating through the heater. The heated water then returns to the pool. The hot gas, as it flows through the condenser coil, returns to liquid form and back to the evaporator, where the whole process begins again.
Selecting a heat pump pool heater
When selecting a heat pump pool heater, you should consider its:
SIZING A HEAT PUMP POOL HEATER
Sizing a heat pump pool heater involves many factors. Basically, a heater is sized according to the surface area of the pool and the difference between the pool and the average air temperatures. Other factors also affect the heating load for outdoor pools, such as wind exposure, humidity levels, and cool night temperatures. Therefore, pools located in areas with higher average wind speeds at the pool surface, lower humidity, and cool nights will require a larger heater.
How it works
How is it possible for a Heat Pump to heat your water for only about a third of the cost of a normal electric geyser?Very simply it works like this: when a gas is compressed, it heats up. (If you’ve ever pumped up a bicycle tyre, you’ll remember that the pump got hot.) A heat pump has a motor which compresses gas in the Heat Pump, taking in heat from the surrounding air and then transferring all this heat to water. Result: the water is heated to between 40º and 60º (dependent on control panel setting). It takes far less electricity to run a motor and generate heat in this way than to heat water by passing electricity through an electric element.Scientific tests have shown that, where in a normal electric geyser, one unit of electrical energy produces one unit of heat energy, with a Heat Pump, one unit of electrical energy produces between 2.5 and 3.5 units of heat energy.