More and more people are now realizing the importance of saving money as the cost of living increases. Electricity prices, pre-paid or straight, have become exuberant and people are struggling to make end of meat large due to this one factor. One house hold appliance on its own does not consume too much electricity, and even all our household appliances do not consume as much electricity as conventional geysers. This is certainly food for thought, and attests to the wisdom of investing in sustainable energy products such as solar geysers.

Utilizing energy from the sun, the solar geyser is probably one of the most efficient ways of saving on your electricity costs. But as with many good ideas, solar geysers also have its pros and cons. Alongside the splendid financial benefits in the long run these geysers also add to the going green campaign. They contribute to preserving our country's natural resources. The only foreseeable problem with a solar geyser is that on a rainy or cloudy day or in areas where temperatures can dip below freezing point the geyser may be slightly less effective. Fortunately this problem can be eliminated by installing an indirect solar geyser.

A solar water heater has three main parts consisting of a solar collector, which collects the sun's rays, a transfer medium – which in a direct solar geyser system is just water and in an indirect system a mixture of water and glycol. Glycol is used to prevent the water from freezing in extreme cold temperatures, with the storage container, as in cases like conventional geysers is insulated. The solar water heater storage container is however larger and has more insulation than the conventional geyser. This increases the utilization of the solar power.

These storage containers can be mounted either on top of one's roof or inside the roof like the conventional geyser. However before mounting the storage container on the roof of your house one has to be sure that the roof is strong or sturdy enough to hold the container.



Source by JuanPierre Du Preez

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