Geyser Installation & Repairs Sandton – Common Types of Geysers in South Africa
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This type of geyser generates heat by converting electrical energy into heat by means of a heating element. The heating element raises the water temperature by conduction of the heat to the water. A thermostat is inserted in the element controls and regulates the temperature of the water to a desired amount. Electric geysers are the most popular in South Africa
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) is the source of energy for the purpose of heating. A continuous flow of hot water is available on this geyser type. The heating of water is immediate. However, they are have a lower power efficiency than the electric geysers. They recover quickly though.
Environmentally friendly geysers. The source of energy is sunlight and there is no unwanted by product. They can either work direct or indirectly.
Indirect – water heating is not direct, but rather another heat transfer fluid is heated first, such as an antifreeze. The water then gets heat from the anti freeze.
Direct – Water moves through the solar collector and into a geyser with the help of electrical pumps and controls
Geyser repairs and Installations – Comparisons of energy consumption for different geyser type
Most people are under the impression that a gas geyser is more economical than an electric geyser. However, various factors should be considered when you compare the geysers for cost effectiveness. Factors such as the ever changing price of fuel, and the interruptions of power supply also affect the costing of running geysers. Also, there are other additional attachments that can be added on a geyser for the purpose of reducing costs, such as timers for electric geysers.
It is advisable to research further on the various factors before making a decision. It is notable that electric geysers are the most common in use in South Africa
What is a good location for safe and accessible geyser repairs and installations?
Roof tops – A small housing unit is normally built at the roof tops, providing safe and secure location. Roof tops are good locations when it comes to ease of access and working space for repairs and service. It is also easy for drainage
Ceilings – the most common geyser location in South Africa. It is also a good location in terms of housing the trays and drainage connections. Ceilings are however confined spaces and the plumber should be comfortable in working in confined spaces
Cupboards – some sectional title houses use cupboards as a storage space for geysers. This might present challenges related to the trays. Standards for installation should not be compromised because of geyser location, as some of them might result in geysers getting burst
Horizontal and Vertical Installations
Geysers can either be installed horizontally or vertically. The installation requirements and standards are the same as far as trays, relative vacuum breaker positions, discharge pipe and drain cock positions
Common geyser sizes
Common geyser sizes are 5o liters, 100 liters, 150 liters, 200 liters and 250 liters
Material used for geyser piping
Copper – copper tubes are becoming more popular as a means to transport water to and from a geyser. They do not corrode and are easy to work with.
Galvanized – less popular these days. They are typically found in old houses. The main disadvantage is that they corrode over time and will break
Plastic – also another common pipe type to connect geysers in South Africa