Regardless of where you stay, hot water demand in South Africa is increasingly outstripping the supply, this makes it very expensive. Many are turning to solar for their water heating requirements. In this post, we are going to explain the basics of solar geyser installations
To say there are many variables and options when it comes to your Solar Geyser Installation would be a huge understatement. There are a number of different types of systems available on the market and every house and situation will be different.
Basically, the way a solar geyser works is to circulate water through a series of pipes which are heated by thermal energy from the sun. The water then enters a heat exchanger and re-circulates back through the system. The heat exchanger is basically a coiled pipe inside another chamber that transfers warmth to the cooler water which surrounds it.
Fittings which are attached to the chamber called the inlet and outlet allow it to be installed inline to your mains water from the municipality. This can then be used directly or it can flow into your existing electric geyser to reduce electricity consumption.
Most installations will come with a controller which regulates the system preventing the flow of cold water into your geyser during colder periods. This type of system utilizes sensors which are near the collector (otherwise known as the panel) which are read by the main controller. More complex installations have features which help protect it from frost damage, another system might use a transfer fluid (normally water mixed with anti-freeze) to protect the delicate pipework.
Up to 90% of your water heating needs sourced directly from the Sun.
Up to 30% more efficient in frost prone areas. A proven technology – widely used throughout the world.
High quality Solar Geysers and products backed by generous warranties.
Amongst the lowest greenhouse emissions of any system in the market.
Can pay for itself in 2-3 years.
Naturally frost protected – perfect for cold climates. Can be retro-fitted to existing geysers.
Solar Geysers are the future
Superior Solar Geyser quality.