Solar Geyser Installation Guide
By using this solar geyser installation diagram & guide to do away with your old electric geyser, you’ll have the satisfaction of saving your money without giving it to Eskom every month.
Hopefully solar geyser installation guide will help you get it installed yourself but if you aren’t a very competent DIY person then it is advised to get a skilled contractor to do the job for you.
Even if you do not go for the DIY solar geyser installation option, installing one of the more expensive solar water heating systems it will still pay you in the medium to long term.
So once the initial solar geyser installation cost is paid off, you will start saving massive amounts on your electricity bill as your electric geyser is the most thirsty consumer of electricity in your house.
So whether you go for a homemade solar geyser or a professionally installed one, you will be saving energy as well as money.
Solar Geyser Installation Diagram
1. Tools & Skills
To make your own homemade water heating system you will need to be fairly good with your hands & will need skills such as woodworking & brazing skills for example.
You will also need to have a comprehensive set of tools to perform the above tasks as well.
Some of the components & materials that will be needed to build the system are as follows;
Solar collector panel
Solar geyser which is not the same as a normal high pressure geyser although you may be able to modify your existing geyser to work with the solar panel – you will have to check with a professional in the industry before attempting this though
Collector panel which must face north at an angle of around 40°
Other material will be things like copper tubing, copper connectors, legths of wood, wood glue, rivet gun & rivets, etc.
3. How it All Works
The sun’s rays striking the solar panel will cause it to heat up the water in the copper pipes which will flow into the geyser which must be positioned above the panel.
Another benefit with installing solar geysers is that Eskom will refund you a percentage of the cost of the solar geyser installation.
So this additional saving is another significant incentive to get your solar geyser installed – a saving in electricity consumption as well as an Eskom rebate, you can’t lose.