Solar water heating

Harness the Power of the Sun!

The rising cost of electricity has created the need to look toward cheaper sources of energy. Solar radiation is a free, clean and inexhaustible energy source. The use of solar water heaters in homes, factories and offices provides a cost benefit to individuals and companies with minimal damage to the environment.

Not only are we putting processes and measures in place to increase our energy efficiency but our finance and carbon trading teams are working with developers and electricity supply companies to help with the mass roll-out of solar water heaters in targeted areas. 

We are also making this opportunity available to our customers by providing finance and insurance for solar water heaters.


Solar water heating is the answer!

Why Solar Heating?

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The benefits of solar water heating are numerous and significant.  Firstly, replacing your conventional electric geyser with a solar water heating system could reduce your monthly electricity bill considerably. 

And then there’s the corresponding reduction in environmental impacts.  A 50% reduction in traditional energy use means an up to 50% reduction in CO2 emissions.  So installing a solar water heater could reduce your carbon footprint by half.  At the same time, you’ll be helping to conserve non-renewable fuels like coal and oil for the future and reducing the pollution resulting from their use. 

Finally, adding a solar water heating unit to your home could also increase its value in years to come.


So how do solar water heating systems work?

A solar water heating system uses energy from the sun to warm water.  The sun’s energy is collected by a panel, which is connected by pipes to a hot water storage device (either a solar tank or cylinder).

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Storatherm Aqua Load

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FAQ Solar Water Heating

Q: How does a solar thermal system work?

Q: What is the life expectancy of a solar system?

Q: What is the average pay for a solar thermal system?

Q: How long will it take to install a solar system?

Q: How much maintenance and service is required?

Q: What happens if on an evacuated tube collector a tube is broken?

Q: Will a solar hot water heating system work on a cloudy day?

Q: Can I use a solar hot water heating system with my existing hot water system?

Q: What are the advantages of evacuated tube solar collectors over flat plate collectors?

  Did you know?

A single electric geyser in the average household contributes between 30% and 50% towards your monthly electricity bill.  Averaged out at 45% on an electricity bill of R800 a month this equates to R360 a month or R4 320 a year. In one year, a 150 litre electric geyser also contributes about 1,6 tons of CO2 to the atmosphere.


Heat Pumps

1. Domestic

ITS 5HDP- An energy-efficient heat pump that is a cut above the rest

• Uses the latest compressor technology with the industries first heat pump specific compressor.
• Produces 85°C water where other heat pumps produce 65°C water at the same gas pressure.
• Engineered for comfort and class leading efficiency that will save you thousands each year.
• Maximum hot water delivery via the ITS patented. integration technique.
• Environmentally friendly R134a gas.
• Unequaled life expectancy.
• Quiet and unobtrusive.

ITS - 5.0kW SUPER-Domestic

ITS - 3.0kW Domestic

ITS - 4.7kW Domestic

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2. Pools

How does a heat pump work?

A heat pump works like an air conditioning unit in reverse. It extracts heat from the ambient air surrounding it, enabling it to heat the refrigerant which is then compressed causing it to get even hotter. This is then run through a heat exchanger in which the water is heated. The refrigerant is then allowed to expand again, thus cooling it down and enabling it to again absorb heat from the surrounding air. So only a little electricity is used to run a fan and compressor while the heat energy is provided indirectly by the sun.


Why should you heat you pool?

Not only did you pay a lot of money to build your pool, but it is also costing you a lot of money per month to maintain. The average pool owner in South Africa only uses his pool for 3 months of the year because the water is simply too cold the rest of the time. By using an ITS heat pump you can now enjoy your pool all year round, thus getting the most from your swimming pool investment. You and your family will experience hours of fun in the pool instead of around the pool.

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3. Industrial

ITS - 11.8kW-Industrial-Heat-Pump

ITS - 24kW Industrial

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ITS - 5.6kW Pool

ITS - 12.5kW-Pool

ITS - 17kW-Pool

ITS - 26.0kW-Pool

ITS - 55kW-Pool