Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post

Now, if I'm reading between the lines well enough, I'm envisioning a water heater type setup and, as was previously mentioned, this isn't uncommon.
Yes it is a water heater type situation. I have the ability to swap whether it comes before or after the air cooled condenser, depending on the required heat. I'm basically trying to assess what effect all this will have on the performance of the vapour compression cycle.

Thanks everyone for your replies.