Electric Geyser Installation Prices in South Africa
Electric geyser replacements on average cost less than fitting a geyser where no geyser existed before. Geyser installers often charge for supply and installation all inclusive.
Price of fitting a replacement geyser however varies slightly according to brand name, tank size and whether or not other support system needs changing.
It may be necessary to replace shut off valves, dip trays or make small changes to the pipe work if the replacement geyser is not an exact fit.
Connection points to supply water and distribute water may have a small off-set from the previous geyser, but this is a simple matter for plumbers to address.
Additionally, geyser prices also vary slightly according to size and brand choice.
Popular electric geyser brands in South Africa includes Kwikot, Heattech, and Builders geyser. Prices are therefore different since demand for brands is not same. For example, Kwikot geyser installation is slightly higher than builders high pressure geyser fitting.
Electric Geyser Installation Prices for Replacement Geysers
Geyser replacement cost is roughly R7500 all inclusive.
For geyser sizes between 5oliters and 150liters, price is not much different. For instance, a 100liter geyser is not that much different in price with a 150liter geyser. However, as the sizes increases to 200liter and beyond, there is a bigger difference in prices.
Therefore, you need to check what size you want, that will meet your needs.
On average, labour charges for geyser fitting are R2500.
Replacing a water heater is much easier to estimate the price since plumbers make use of existing piping system. This means you can get a price of geyser fitting telephonically, if you know exactly what you want.
Cost Of Installing New Geyser Where There Was No Geyser at All
All things being equal, the cost of installing a geyser from scratch equals the cost of geyser replacement plus additional material for supply and distribution. Such additional material includes dip tray, copper pipes, electrical isolators, shut off valves and any other part that does not come standard when buying a geyser. Basically, all geyser parts that do not come standard when buying a geyser will make a difference on price.
Hence, distance to from the nearest possible water supply, and nearest link to distribute hot water counts.
It is clear that the final quotation for fitting a new geyser from scratch is determined after a site inspection. Also, labour might also be slightly higher depending on additional hours needed to install the support system.