We were contacted by a family in Durbanville to provide them with a quote for: Retrofit electric geyser to solar.
It helps to timeously empower our client with the correct information:
During the onsite evaluation we noticed that certain standards needed to be implemented and that the geyser was also faulty. When discussing with the owner, he confirmed that the hot water from their geyser was brown although the water running from the cold tap was clear. We checked with the geyser supplier, Kwikot, who confirmed that the geyser was still under warrantee. As standards change over time the galvanized drip tray needed to be replaced by a plastic drip tray and a stopcock needed to be installed.
We provided our client with the abovementioned information and Kwikot therefore came prepared to replace the geyser, install the stopcock & the correct drip tray & outlet. This was done in a very short timeframe. Please note that the initial installation was not done by Kwikot or ourselves. Kwikot did the abovementioned work as part of honouring their geyser warrantee as the supplier.
Our client then accepted our quotation to retrofit their new Kwikot electrical geyser with solar.
This took a few hours to install with the correct safety measures in place. What a pleasure to work for this family in such a positive atmosphere. With their new Geyserwise controller, they can now see the temperature of the water in the geyser, set the times for when the geyser must work on Eskom power and otherwise use the sun’s energy to heat their geyser water. On the technical side: Since the geyser is located lower than the panel, a pump was installed to circulate the water between the panel and the geyser. A 220V pump uses about the same amount of energy as a light bulb. Solar pumps uses the sun’s energy..
It will indeed be interesting to hear how many units they use less per annum now that they use the sun’s energy to heat their geyser water. An electrical geyser contributes between 39% and 60% towards your home’s electrical bill. This translates to between R390 and R600 per R1000 of your electrical bill. The biggest saving for South Africa is when we use less electricity during the peak hours (high demand) and we also set the timers to work outside those peak hours.
You contribute towards a healthier South Africa!!
A big THANK YOU to all the households who have switched to solar water heating so far and for those in the process of doing so. To read more about the environmental contribution you make (one installation and 100 installations)….every switch from electricity to solar counts!! Click here
Solar Juice services include the installation of:
- solar geyser systems … more info
- heat pumps… more info
- swimming pool heating ….more info
- 750 Watt solar (PV) swimming pool pumps ….more info
As well as the following services:
- Service of existing systems (solar geyser, ITS heat pumps, pool heating) ….…. more info
- Adapt the settings on your geyserwise controller & also show you how to do to it yourself ….
To request a service or an installation quote from us:
Solar Juice: Service area
Western Cape (Cape Town ,Somerset West, Strand, Gordons Bay, Kleinmond, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, Malmesbury,Piketberg, Montagu, …) Please ask if unsure