Low Pressure Solar Geyser

This is post 10 of 10 in the series “Solar Geyser Starter Guide” A low pressure solar geyser (also referred to as a close coupled unit) is popular for many reasons, but there are two main attractions. The first is the solar power aspect. There’s is no need for any external electricity sources. Secondly, it’s …

Introduction to Evacuated-Tube Solar Heating System

This is post 7 of 10 in the series “Solar Geyser Starter Guide” The most modern option for South Africans looking for a solar geyser is the evacuated-tube Solar Heating System. In terms of the water heater geyser price, this collector is a little more expensive. But there’s also a decline in the cost as …

Integral Collector Storage Systems (Solar Water Heater)

This is post 6 of 10 in the series “Solar Geyser Starter Guide”   Even though Integral Collector Storage Systems share familiar elements of design and functionality with flat-plate Solar Water Heater geysers, there are some differences. In fact, ICS (also referred to as batch or bread box) systems are a little less complicated. Where …

Timers for geysers: A Quick Guide to Saving Money

This is post 4 of 10 in the series “Solar Geyser Starter Guide” Among the cheap ways to bring down the high costs associated with a geyser, timers have to be among the most popular. In the following article you are going to learn some scary things about your geyser, especially how it’s increasing the …

The Anatomy of a Geyser and how it Works

This is post 3 of 10 in the series “Solar Geyser Starter Guide” The electric geyser is such a natural part of the home that South Africans rarely think about it. We only really notice it when there’s no hot water, and we unwillingly accept the fact that it pushes the electricity bill higher than …

Flat-Plate Solar Water Heating Collectors

This is post 2 of 10 in the series “Solar Geyser Starter Guide” Solar water heating isn’t something new in South Africa. In fact, it’s one of the first steps people take towards transforming their homes into a more energy efficient setting. As all South Africans know by now, the geyser takes an immense amount …

Introduction to Energy Efficient Geysers

This is post 1 of 10 in the series “Solar Geyser Starter Guide” Energy Efficient Geysers are becoming more popular among South African home owners, because they fix the problem of high electricity bills. Interestingly enough, using the sun to heat water has been around for quite some time. In fact, it’s a technology that …
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