Pumps offer alternative to solar water heaters.
The government today announced a 40 per cent subsidy on heat pumps, which are a more energy efficient alternative to water geysers.
Announcing the new initiative, Energy Minister Joe Mizzi said the water pumps were a good alternative to a solar water heater in households which did not have access to a roof.
The pumps require are an externally mounted unit, much like an air conditioner compressor. They use ambient temperature to heat up water.
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