Power cuts, soaring electricity costs and continuously raising living costs can get to one very quickly. We are quick to blame ESKOM and are unaware of the depleting resources used to produce this electricity, and the effect this is having on our environment. The cost of running the power stations are also extremely high and this is the most probable cause of the recent and the future price hikes. The answer to this problem is the solar geyser. Geysers are the leading cause of high electricity bills in a single household as conventional geysers work with elements, drawing draw high voltage while heating and thus increasing the power used.
Using energy from the sun, the solar geyser is the most cost effective and best way to save money and also save our country's depleting natural resources. It is apparent that the world's focus is on saving our planet's resources while preventing global warming from progressing to a dangerously high level. This concept is called going green and this is where the solar geyser stands head and shoulders above all other geyser systems aimed at saving costs and usage of electricity. Many people have converted to this style of energy efficiency and are reaping the benefits thereof. For those who have not converted to the solar geyser yet, hot water is fast becoming a luxury in their households.
A solar geyser consists of three major parts, a solar collector, which collects the sun's rays, a transfer medium, in a direct solar geyser system this just water and in an Indirect system it is a mixture of water and glycol, the glycol is used to prevent the water from freezing in extreme cold temperatures and the storage container which like conventional geysers is insulated. The solar geyser storage container is however larger and has more insulation than the conventional geyser. This thus increases the containers heat retention.
These storage containers can be mounted either on the roof of house or in the roof of your house. It is suggested that the best place is on top of your roof but ever one has to make sure that your roof is sturdy enough to support such a large container.
Source by JuanPierre Du Preez