Gas Geyser Installation
Gas geysers are rising in popularity due to the “get off the grid” movement gaining traction. And with good reason. Generally, your electrical geyser accounts for the bulk of your electricity bill. When you replace your traditional electrical geyser with the proper gas geyser installation, you save on electricity, and you get instant hot water, any time, 24/7. You don’t have to time your showers around load shedding. You also don’t have to worry about your ancient electrical geyser spectacularly giving up the ghost at an odd time of night.
A qualified gas geyser plumber should undertake gas geyser installation. If you waste time searching “gas geyser Randburg” with the idea of installing it yourself, you get the job done pretty decently. That is, if you have the right tools for the job and if you’re reasonably competent as a handyman. If that’s not you, get the pros to do it – that’s us.
We have the right tools for the job, and we know what we’re doing. We know where to install your gas geyser and which water-wise fittings to avoid to ensure a proper flow or hot water around the clock.
If you did opt for a gas geyser installation and yours isn’t working correctly, you can call us to fix that too. To save you some time, we offer this list of common gas geyser problems and quick fixes. If these don’t work, give us a call. We will sort out your geyser in a flash.
Check the Batteries
Yes, many gas geyser models use batteries to get the flame going. If your geyser makes a clicking noise when you open the hot water tap, check the batteries. It’s possible that they’re flat and thus not producing the necessary spark to get your hot water started.
While you’re at it, also check that the spring connection holding the batteries in place is still in working order.
Check the Gas
First off, check that your gas cylinder isn’t empty. This should be obvious, but you’d be surprised how many emergency call-outs we get for this. If you have a new, full gas cylinder connected to your geyser, you may have an airlock. To fix this, unscrew the gas pipe from the regulator and open the gas cylinder for a few seconds. Now, close off the gas and reconnect everything. Your geyser should be working correctly again.
Check the Regulator
Regulators on gas cylinders should be replaced once every three years. If yours is older than this, it may be malfunctioning. Here, the regulator will restrict the gas flow, disabling the geyser in the process. When you buy a new regulator, don’t go for the cheapest one on the market, since this usually equates to poor quality that won’t last long.
Check the Water Pressure
Gas geysers require sufficient water pressure to work correctly. If your property relies on borehole water, the water pressure is likely to fluctuate. This means that, at times, you won’t have sufficient water pressure for your gas geyser to work correctly.
If you recently installed a new water-saving fitting in your shower or any other hot water tap, your gas geyser may malfunction. These fittings throttle the flow of water, decreasing the water pressure and thus rendering your gas geyser ineffective. Replace the fitting and try again.