Also known as gas water heaters, gas geysers do not have water reservoirs and heat the water as it runs through the unit. Prices of gas geysers are between R1600 to R9900.
Since they work with gas, you don’t need an electrical supply for your gas geyser to work. Gas geysers are the most energy-efficient geysers available with capacity ranging from 5 litres to 20 litres.
If you were wondering what is the cost of a gas geyser, here is a handy guide to the cost of gas geysers:
|5 litre Gas Geyser||R1600 – R1800|
|10 litre Gas Geyser||R2200 – R3600|
|12 litre Gas Geyser||R3200 – R4500|
|16 litre Gas Geyser||R3900 – R6700|
|20 litre Gas Geyser||R4300 – R9900|
Smaller capacity gas geysers (5l to 10l) are great for camping and can heat one tap or a kitchen sink.
Larger capacity gas geysers allow you to run a shower, bath, washing machine or main tap, simultaneously depending on the size. The larger the capacity gas geyser, the more hot water it can provide.
What Determines the Price of Gas Geysers?
Gas geyser prices in South Africa are affected by the following:
- Gas geyser brand (e.g. Dewhot, Kwikot, Atlas, Totai, Bosch, etc)
- Size of gas geyser (e.g. 5l, 10l, 20l, etc)
- Accessibility to the geyser
- Labour involved
Gas geyser costs are between R1600 and R9000.
Why Install a Gas Geyser?
Installing a gas geyser is a great idea for many reasons:
- HeatS water quicker than electric geysers
- More cost-effective to run
- Highly energy efficient
- Can be used during load shedding or power outages
- Great for off-the-grid living
- Can be used when camping
Types of Gas Geysers
There are 3 main gas geyser types:
- Standard or manual gas geysers
- Constant temperature gas geysers
- Forced fan gas geysers
Standard/Manual Gas Geysers
Standard or manual gas geysers are great if you only need one tap with hot water and live in a small flat or single-storey home.
Sizes of standard (manual) geysers range from 6 litres to 20 litres and are perfect if you live alone and are on a budget.
Pros and cons of standard gas geysers include:
- Cost-effective water heating solution
- Easy to operate
- Can set to winter or summer water temperatures
- Cannot provide hot water to multiple taps
- Not able to set at a specific temperature
- Unable to supply water upstairs
- Sensitive to water pressure fluctuations
- Require a weather cover
- Must be installed with a flue pipe
Constant Temperature Gas Geysers
Constant temperature gas geysers allow you to set your water at an exact temperature. They are very similar to standard gas geysers, but they have a keypad where you can set your water temperature.
Some points to consider for constant temperature gas geysers are:
- Inexpensive gas geysers providing desired water temperature
- Ideal for single people living in a small home
- Maintains a constant water temperature
- Can run 2 hot taps simultaneously
- Not suitable for multi-storey houses
- Forced Fan Gas Geysers
Forced fan gas geysers may have a high initial cost, but they will save you lots of money in the long term as they are very gas-efficient.
They normally come with long warranties and can also run on generators or your current solar power water system.
Below are some benefits and downsides to forced fan gas geysers:
- Very gas-efficient
- Precise water temperature can be selected
- Not sensitive to fluctuating water pressure
- Often come with a 10-year warranty
- Able to provide hot water upstairs
- Can run off your generator
- Can connect to a solar water system
- Provide hot water to multiple taps
- No need for a flue pipe
- Require an electricity connection to ignite and to set water temperature
- The most expensive kind of gas geyser
- Need to be protected against power surges
Top Gas Geyser Brands
When it comes to gas geyser brands, you are spoiled for choice! Here are the top gas geyser brands in South Africa: