Survive using a quality system for a longer lifespan and longer savings
Solartherm geysers & Panels – Start using “The Best Under The Sun” by having a 10 year warranty on your water cylinder.
- Duratherm & Solartherm geyser tanks are made out of 2 mm stell and enclosed in extra thick polyurethane foam exceeding SABS requirements, making it a geyser with the lowest thermal losses. But that’s not the whole story.
- THE PEX LINING: Further eliminates all water/steel contact. No tank corrosion means no need for a sacrificial anode.
- Suitable for no maintenance or regular replacement
- guaranteed for 10 years
- manufactured from high-grade components only
- Recommended by insurance firms and water engineers
- Back up element and installation friendly
Goes extremely well with all types of panels – NOVASUN panels are manufactured from the same umbrella.
“How it works”
Kwiksol (Kwikhot) Solar Water Heating Direct
Flat Panel and Evacuated tubes are optional. Remember both are heat efficient even in cloudy weather conditions and reduce your electricity bill up to 50%
- Inner tubes has two vacuum tubes and use borosilicate glass.
- Extremely efficient as a Close Coupled Thermosyphon Solar system
- Less payback period
- Frost resistant
- 5 year warranty, however Kwiksol solar storage tanks have a longer lifespan over their predecessors
- Back up element with reduced electrical load
- Compatible with a thermostatic digital controller
- Manufactured using 2 mm and thermo-fused porcelain enammeled material for longveity and hygiene
- 2 sacrificial anodes for corrosion protection
Thermosiphon or Split System
Either you can have the geyser on your roof or you can have in inside your roof. The term Thermosiphon used means, natural flow of hot water or circulation. Thermosiphon systems are used when someone doesn’t mind having a tank on their roof and also avoid the risk of something nasty happening to the tank if it were in the roof. The geysers used on the roofs are well insulated and so are the pipes. The panel is pipped close to the tank to avoid further heat loss.
How it works:
- a)Cold, mains pressure water is connected to the bottom of the panel.
- b)The sun shines on the panel and the water gets hotter.
- c)Just as hot air rises, so does the hot water, all the way into the tank at the top of the panel.
- d)As the hot water moves up the panel and into the top of the tank it pushes cold water out of the tank, down to the bottom of the panel.
- e)The sun shines on the panel and the water gets hotter. The whole cycle repeats as long as the sun is shining.
The result is a tank full of nice, hot water.
If the sun isn’t strong enough and the water in the tank doesn’t get hot enough, then the water temperature will be boosted by electricity. The electric element in the tank will provide a ‘heat boost’ to get it to temperature.
2) Split system.
If you don’t want a tank on or in your roof, then you are going to have to use a pump
You might not like the thought of using electricity to pump the water, but the good news is that you only need a very small pump rated at about 30 Watts. This uses very little electricity (about R120 per year worth) so its not really worth worrying about.