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Navigating the Waters:
Solar vs. Electrical Geysers for Your Home

Jan 15, 2024

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Hey there, fellow homeowners and hot water enthusiasts! Today, let’s dive into the age-old debate: should you switch to a solar geyser after your trusty electrical one bursts? We’ve got the lowdown in a relaxed tone, so grab a cup of coffee and let’s chat.

Solar Geysers: Shining Bright for Businesses

If you’re running a bustling restaurant or a humming factory that demands a constant flow of hot water, a solar geyser might just be your new best friend. These high-tech panels boast an impressive 95% efficiency, ensuring you never run out of that precious hot water. Imagine the sun doing all the heavy lifting for you – pretty cool, right?

But, here’s the kicker – for us residential folks who just want a cosy shower and spotless dishes, a solar geyser might not be the knight in shining armour we hoped for. Why? Well, once the water hits that perfect temperature, the solar geyser kicks back, soaking up rays while leaving you with idle panels and wasted solar energy.

Oh, and let’s talk cost. The initial setup of a solar geyser might make your wallet groan a bit louder than the traditional electrical one. But fear not – it’s an investment that pays off in the long run. With a whopping 60% of household electricity guzzled up by geysers, your future self will thank you for those energy savings.

And one more thing – if your rooftop resembles more of a postage stamp than a sprawling canvas, a solar geyser might hog up space that could’ve been a cozy spot for solar panels. Decisions, decisions!

Electrical Geysers: Solar Sidekick or Standalone Superhero?

Now, picture this: you already bask in the warm glow of solar power at home. Is it worth adding solar panels for your geyser, or should you stick with good ol’ electricity? Well, the answer lies in the art of balance.

If the cost of tossing in a few extra solar panels and opting for a new electrical geyser is akin to the price tag of a solar geyser, you might want to consider keeping things electric. The beauty of this approach lies in the fact that the energy generated can be a gift that keeps on giving – not just for your geyser, but for all your household energy needs.

One little caveat: make sure your inverter is packing at least 8KW or more to avoid a power surge when your geyser decides it’s time to play with electricity.

So, whether you’re team solar, team electrical, or even team “Let’s just take cold showers forever,” there’s a solution that fits your needs and budget. Consider your setup, weigh the costs, and let the sun or the socket be your guide to a hot water haven. Cheers to cosy showers and gleaming dishes – may your water always be warm and your decisions even warmer!