Based on this response, it seems evident that there is room for improvement in geyser design. After some investigation, we found a company that has made some substantial breakthroughs in geyser technology, and offer a product that we believe will benefit sectional title owners substantially. We’d like to introduce you to W.E. Geysers and their long-lasting, self-cleaning and maintenance-free “duratherm” geysers.
Most home owners are oblivious to the fact that these anodes exist in the first place, and are far less aware of the fact that the anodes need to be replaced every few years. The result is that once the anode has had its day, the geyser itself will start to corrode and the geyser will burst.
The clever thing in the W.E. geyser design is that they are lined with a thick PEX lining (100 times thicker than enamel). This is a cross-linked polymer capable of withstanding high temperatures and is at the same time resistant to all chemicals and solvents present in the water. Most importantly, due to the flexibility, the imperviousness and the superior characteristics of the PEX, no sacrificial anode is required.
The result is that after the geyser has been installed, you can completely forget about it. The geyser is completely maintenance free and carries a 10-year guarantee.
As an added bonus, due to their superior insulation, duratherm geysers retain their heat for longer and therefore save electricity. At this point in time, they are the only geysers recommended for use by Eskom.
The average cost to supply and install a 150-litre W.E. Geyser currently is R5,244.00 (incl. VAT). For further information, visit www.duratherm.co.za
Rob Paddock is the operations director for Paddocks. For free sectional title advice go to www.sto.co.za.
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