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How much are solar geysers in Zimbabwe?
In this post we look at solar geyser prices in Zimbabwe, where to buy one and which brands you have to choose from.
Solar geysers are a great first step to reducing your electricity bill. Water heating can make up as much as 10% of your bill. And with the persistent loadshedding in Zimbabwe, getting solar water heating guarantees you don’t have to heat water outside or take a cold bath in winter.
What type of geyser should you buy?
There are different solar geysers to choose from. Most people buy an evacuated tube collector. It’s the easiest to find, and it’s more efficient than a flat plate collector. It’s the most recommended solar water heater for that reason.
Other factors consider are whether you want a high pressure or low-pressure system. Here’s a detailed comparison of high-pressure vs low pressure solar geysers.
Solar geyser prices in Zimbabwe
Solar geyser prices depend on the size or capacity of the geyser’s water storage. Naturally, the larger the capacity, the more expensive. Solar geysers come in 100l, 150l and 200l capacities. It’s important to correctly size the geyser, depending on how many people will use it. A family of 4 requires at least a 200l capacity geyser.
How much should you expect to pay for a solar geyser? Here’s a table comparing the average prices and sizes.
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These are prices for low pressure systems. If you’re looking for a high pressure system, you need to add at least $350 to the price.
I did a survey of current prices from different retailers and as at the date of publishing this post, here are the prices you can expect to find.
Monarch solar geysers
Prices: 100L-$479, 150L-$596, 200L-$704
Warranty: 5 years
Availability: Available at Monarch and hardware stores like Halsteds. If you find them, buy directly from Monarch as it works out cheaper.
Bathroom boutique solar geysers
Prices: 100l low pressure $290, 150l low pressure $370, 150l high pressure $589, 200l low pressure $460, 200l high pressure $790.
Warranty: 3 years
Availability: Check their Facebook page.
- Cool Solar low pressure 100l $453, Cool Solar low pressure 150l $508, Cool Solar low pressure 200l $621
- Suntask low pressure 150l $536, Suntask low pressure 100l $450, Suntask high pressure 100l $736, Suntask high pressure 150l $1024, Suntask high pressure 200l $1348
Availability: Check their Facebook page and website.
Cool Solar geysers
Prices: 100L – $365, 150L – $445, 200L – $530
How long does a solar geyser last?
A solar geyser has a lifespan of about 15 to 20 years. Regular maintenance and cleaning will ensure they give you optimum performance for the duration of their life. Here’s a guide on how to clean your solar geyser.
How effective is a solar geyser in winter?
Days are shorter in winter and the starting temperature of the water is much colder. You will still get hot water, but the solar geyser has to work much harder.
Most solar geysers have a backup electric element so you get hot water if there isn’t enough sun.