At SolarworX we understand that people lead busy lives, and that spending
hours trying to understand how solar water heater systems work and which
system would be best for their particular circumstances, is just not
As such we have condensed the 5 MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS INTO
SHORT ANSWERS - We call them THE BIG 5!
After a quick read of these we are sure you will agree that the next
best option is to contact us via email or Telephone and request a NO
OBLIGATIONS and FREE QUOTE.
THE BIG 5
Q1. Where do I use the most electricity in MY home?
Q2. How will the electricity tariff increase by ESKOM affect
Q3. Will I still have hot water when it is cold, overcast
(cloudy) and rainy?
Q4. What kind of back up and warranties do I get with my
Q1. Where do I use the most electricity
in MY home?
You see why it makes sense therefore to find an alternative to electricity
to heat the water in your geyser!
Q2. How will the electricity tariff
increase by ESKOM affect ME?
As you are aware that from July 2009 ESKOM began increasing their electricity
tariffs by an average of 27% per annum over the next 4 years…
What does that mean to you the consumer?
For every R100 you spent on electricity in 2009, ESKOM will charge
you as follows in the future:
And if you live in Johannesburg ..... every R100 will increase BY AN
ADDITIONAL 4% as follows:
OUCH! In everyone’s language!
So work out what that means for YOUR average electricity bill!
Take 40% of that as water heating and imagine if this could be significantly
reduced through the use of FREE Solar Power!
Q3. Will I still have hot water when
it is cold, overcast (cloudy) and rainy?
YES – the solar system is just an additional (FREE) source of
heat… whenever you need hot water it will be available!
Most of our solar geysers come with electrical back-up. The ESKOM
rebate system requires 2 items to be mandatory in order for the system
to qualify for a rebate:
- Electrical backup – in other words there is an electrical
element to heat the water just like a normal geyser – this means
that - IF REQUIRED - it will heat the water for your early morning shower
or when it has rained ALL day!
- Timer – the timer will make sure that the geyser is heated
by the electrical backup when you want it to IF the solar has not
heated it up to the standard 65°C.
What does that mean? It means that you save money BIG time as your
geyser is not coming on ALL day when you are not there and the sun is
shining! Have a look at the FAQ/Technical if you require more detail.
Q4. What kind of back up and warranties
do I get with my system?
SolarworX is committed to leaving a legacy for our children and their
children. As such, we only use the best products available in the market,
and back up our workmanship with the following product Warrantees:
- Geyser - 5 - 10 Year Limited Guarantee, dependant on Manufacturer
- Flat Plate & Vacuum Tube Collectors - 5 Year Limited Guarantee
- Electrical Components - 1 Year Limited Warrantee from Manufacturer, except the electrical element and thermostat.
- Heat Pumps – 1 Year Limited Guarantee from the Manufacturer
– Possible to extend to 5 years with an inexpensive maintenance
If there are any issues whatsoever, SolarworX will assist to resolve
in a satisfactory manner!