The SANS 10400–XA Regulations demand that 50% of new builds’ water-heating comes from alternative energy sources. Eskom continues to cap the total power offered to new developments. And the price of electricity continues to rise…
Architects are therefore looking to incorporate the cost-saving benefits of heat pumps and the off-grid assets of solar and natural/ LPG gas heating into their designs.
Timeously, a new player has emerged in the highly competitive water-heating sector.
HydraTherm’s range of high quality, high-tech, energy-efficient water heating products offer high-spec solutions for the commercial, industrial and residential markets; backed up by comprehensive after-sales services.
Where unique solutions are required, the company will design heating products on demand, to meet exact specifications.
Co-founder Michael Alton says that quality and performance are at the forefront of HydraTherm’s product philosophy. Only the very latest technology is employed, with all parts and components carefully selected and tested to ensure ultimate efficiency, reliability and durability: “We set out to create high-quality, affordable and long-lasting hot-water solutions for private homes, the hospitality industry, the agricultural and healthcare sectors, and we have achieved that aim,” says Alton.
The HydraTherm range currently includes integrated heat pumps and split hot water heat pumps, with gas water heaters and solar collectors in the final stages of development and also due for launch this year.
The HydraTherm integrated heat pump is an energy-saving, cost-efficient solution for private homes, while the split heat pump offers a solution for industry at a highly competitive level of investment where payback periods are minimised and returns are maximised, says Alton.
HydraTherm’s Split Heat Pumps use EVI technology combined with highly efficient air-to-water heat exchangers to ensure improved efficiencies in a wide range of ambient temperature conditions and nominal coefficient performance figures of up to 4.5 to 1.
For residential projects, HydraTherm can show that choosing the HydraTherm Heat Pump instead of a conventional geyser can save end users as much as 70% of their hot water costs. The product’s aesthetic appeal seamlessly integrates and complements architectural design.
“At HydraTherm we continuously seek new ways to deliver efficient solutions to water heating challenges,” says Alton. “We already offer superior heat-pump products and are currently developing solar collectors and gas water heaters. We provide the full spectrum of services to HydraTherm buyers, from initial consultation, all the way through to personal after-sales service and revolutionary cloud support.”