keyboard_arrow_upJohnson Controls’ YMAA chillers and YMPA heat pumps ramp up the competition in the entry-level chiller segment
keyboard_arrow_downJohnson Controls’ YMAA chillers and YMPA heat pumps ramp up the competition in the entry-level chiller segment

The high price tag of even entry-level chillers has made this market segment very competitive. Johnson Controls’ Amichi Series of Chillers and Heat Pumps, introduced to the South African market just six months ago, offers a high value option, featuring a technology stack and performance that is hard to beat.

keyboard_arrow_upJohnson Controls YMAA chillers and YMPA heat pumps – tailor made for the mid-capacity segment
keyboard_arrow_downJohnson Controls YMAA chillers and YMPA heat pumps – tailor made for the mid-capacity segment

Johnson Controls has launched its Amichi Series of Chillers and Heat Pumps into the South African market. With capacities of 45kW up to 260kW it’s the perfect fit for the local mid capacity segment – it marries the price benefit of a scroll chiller with the increased control a direct current (DC) inverter offers for […]

keyboard_arrow_upCost of water heating at old age home expected to drop by 66%
keyboard_arrow_downCost of water heating at old age home expected to drop by 66%

ThermoWise, specialists in energy saving systems, recently completed the installation of 13 air-to-water heat pumps at the Zibambeleni old age home in Durban, to optimise electricity savings at the establishment.

keyboard_arrow_upResidential test shows Cobra heat pumps maximise energy and cost savings
keyboard_arrow_downResidential test shows Cobra heat pumps maximise energy and cost savings

Cobra Watertech has long recommended its heat pumps as an energy efficient alternative to standard electric geysers and has now demonstrated exactly that, with an informal, comparative test of a heat pump versus geyser element revealing massive energy and cost savings.

keyboard_arrow_upGreen water-heating solutions now an imperative
keyboard_arrow_downGreen water-heating solutions now an imperative

Choosing the right technology and installer is essential if one is to realise the potential savings on electricity and reduce environmental impact.

keyboard_arrow_upOld age home saves over R1,6 million in electricity costs
keyboard_arrow_downOld age home saves over R1,6 million in electricity costs

ThermoWise, in conjunction with Eskom, will save an old age home over R1.6-million in electricity costs over the next five years.

keyboard_arrow_upHeat pumps in demand for hot water systems
keyboard_arrow_downHeat pumps in demand for hot water systems

Demand for Cobra Watertech’s hot water heat pumps for the second phase of residential development at Jackal Creek Golf Estate in Northriding, Johannesburg, has surpassed expectations. 

keyboard_arrow_upSavings on water heating for Johannesburg apartments
keyboard_arrow_downSavings on water heating for Johannesburg apartments

The installation of four air-to-water heat pumps at an apartment building in Johannesburg has resulted in a reduction of electricity usage at the building of at least 70%.  Ai-Tec (Advanced Industrial Technology) installed the four 45.6kW ThermoWise heat pumps to reduce electricity consumption and minimise maintenance requirements on the building’s water heating system. 

keyboard_arrow_upHeat pump industry joins sustainable energy forum
keyboard_arrow_downHeat pump industry joins sustainable energy forum

Following meetings of key heat pump industry stakeholders hosted by the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA) in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban during June, SESSA has been given the mandate to establish a national heat pump division.  A non-profit organisation dedicated to the creation and continued growth of renewable energy and energy efficiency, SESSA already represents more than 500 members through its solar water heating division and an additional 120 through its solar photovoltaic division. Other SESSA initiatives include opportunity builders like Young SESSA, solar cooking and Sunpower for Life.  Establishing a heat pump division will create a voice for the industry and facilitate the expansion of more energy-efficient technology as well as supporting SESSA’s endeavours to create a low carbon society.

keyboard_arrow_upHeat pumps minimise water-heating energy needs
keyboard_arrow_downHeat pumps minimise water-heating energy needs

Magnet, a specialist in the design and installation of the latest energy efficiency systems for industrial, commercial and residential applications, supplies a range of heat pumps designed to reduce conventional heating costs.

keyboard_arrow_upHarnessing air to heat water
keyboard_arrow_downHarnessing air to heat water

The Stiebel Eltron WWK300AH heat pump uses the ambient outside air temperature to heat household water, with electrical consumption comparable to that of a fridge (just 0.7Kw).