Solar Geyser Installation in JHB
Given the current situation in the world and Johannesburg, now is a very wise time to consider a greener renewable energy source and The Plumbers in Johannesburg specialize in solar geyser installations.
As a company, The Plumbers in Johannesburg have a specialized solar-installation team in place to ensure a swift installation and improvement in your home.
We specialize in the following types of solar geyser installations in around Johannesburg:
High-Pressure Thermosiphon Systems
High-Pressure Split Pumped Systems
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Solar Geysers Are A Renewable and Sustainable Solution
By installing a solar geyser you could potentially save you up to 40% on your monthly electricity bill. When you consider these savings over the long term, they really start to add up. With worsening load shedding conditions and overly extended blackouts you are no longer reliant on Eskom to keep you clean and warm with your hot water. Solar geysers have what is called a “heating element” that can be smartly connected to a timer allowing you to heat your water if necessary during long periods of bad weather or rolling blackouts – ensuring you have hot water at all times.
Key benefits of our Solar Geysers & Systems
How a solar geyser works
In simple terms, solar water heating is the conversion of one energy source to another. In this case, sunlight is collected and transformed into renewable energy to heat your water using a solar thermal collector. Solar water heating systems are made up using various technologies that are being utilized in more and more parts of the world. In a “close-coupled” system the storage tank is mounted horizontally and also placed directly above the solar collectors of your roof. The great part about this is that no pumping is required because the hot water naturally rises into the tank through thermosiphon flow. In a “pump-circulated” system the storage tank is actually mounted to the ground or the floor below the level of the collection system. In this setup a circulating pump moves water or heated fluid between the tank and the collectors.
Direct Solar Geyser Installation in Johannesburg
When considering an “open loop” or direct solar system, potable water is circulated through the collectors. These systems are relatively cheaper although they do come with their own downsides mentioned below:
Direct solar geyser systems were not considered to be suitable for areas with colder climates until freeze-tolerant solar collectors were further developed. This is because these systems were likely to get damaged by freezing or pressurized water lines will force water to run from the freeze-damaged collector until the problem is repaired.
Indirect Solar Geyser Installation in Johannesburg
Closed loop systems also referred to as indirect solar geyser systems usually use a heat exchanger to separate the potable water from the fluid circulating through the collector, known as the “heat-transfer fluid” (HTF). The most common HTFs are water and an antifreeze/water mix that generally uses non-toxic propylene glycol. Once the water has been heated in the panels, the HTF moves to the heat exchanger, where the heat is transferred to the potable water. While this system is slightly more expensive, indirect systems offer the benefits of freeze protection and usually offer overheat protection as well.
Retrofit solar geyser installation in Johannesburg
Among the more popular solar geyser’s in South Africa is the retrofitted solar geyser system. If you already own an existing Kwikot electrical geyser, which is essentially a flat plate solar geyser system, a very efficient solar geyser tubing can be easily installed as a retrofitted solar geyser system with little to no inconvenience to your daily routine. The beauty of this system is that you do not need to buy a new geyser. You could simply use your current geyser coupled with our retrofitted solar geyser installation. Our company is well known for being a retrofit solar geyser installer in Johannesburg and surrounding areas.
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