According to businesstech.com, the average salary in South Africa is around R24 000, but truth be told, it’s actually much less. The minimum wage is R23.19 per hour which equates to a monthly salary of around R4000. Even with a combined income, those figures don’t make any sense compared to the rest of the world. When you’re done paying for accommodation, food, transport, medical aid and schooling, you have nothing left.
Let’s have a look at South Africa’s exorbitant electricity prices. On average, when you buy R100 worth of electricity, you get anything between 30 and 40 units, depending on where you live. The more you use, however, the more expensive it gets. If you own a typical 3 bedroom home in the suburbs, you can expect to spend R1500 to R2500 on electricity every month, potentially more in winter if you use heaters to warm your home. In winter, electricity prices can go up to nearly R3 per unit.
Unless we find ways to generate electricity elsewhere, we’ll go bankrupt. And what better way than to rely on Mother Nature to do it?
Cut Your Electricity Bill In Half by Installing a Solar Geyser
That’s right. You could save up to 50% on your monthly electricity bill by switching to a solar geyser. Who knew the solution could be so simple?
And solar geysers aren’t as expensive as you might imagine. You will quickly start seeing a return on investment, especially with the way our service providers are always increasing the tariffs. You should consider the price of a solar energy system over a 20-year period. You’ll see significant electricity savings within 5 to 7 years after you pay off your investment by taking into account your current electricity bills and the likelihood of major tariff hikes in the next few years.
Finding a reliable solar geyser installer doesn’t have to be a struggle. There are many reputable solar installers that offer high-quality and affordable solar geysers with some type of warranty on their systems. Look out for these four characteristics before hiring a solar specialist.
High-quality products will last longer. When installing something like solar geyser systems, you can’t skimp on price. Look for products that are SABS tested and approved with a warranty. Quality is vital if you want your solar solution to last two to three decades.
Installing solar systems require a specific skill set so make sure that the company you hire values their customers enough to train their technicians professionally.
Don’t settle for the cheapest quote but for an installer that is competitive in the market. When it comes to solar panels and water heaters, you get what you pay for and cheap is rarely the best option. What you should aim for is value for money.
No supplier is worth dealing with if they leave a bad taste in your mouth. Find yourself a team of experts who will be there with you every step of the way, no matter how big or small your installation.