With the price of electricity ever increasing, gas is the only way to go.
With winter around the corner, ESCOM has already warned that consumers must cut usage to ensure no load shedding.
Load shedding guarantees cold water. A gas water heater ensures hot water, with or without electricity.
Electrical geysers heat up a lot of water which many times are not used. When the temperature of the water drops to a point and the thermostat is switched on again, it AGAIN heats up the water, even though not a single drop of warm water was used.
Gas water heaters only heat up the water which will be used. No hot water is stored some place which cool down and need to be re-heated again. Water is heated on demand.
Normal geysers need to heat up a lot of water which is stored in the geyser.
You always have hot water available.
Have you ever ran out of warm water after one or two people of the family took a bath?! This will never happen with a Gas Water Heater. You will never run out of hot water ... provided there is enough gas in the cylinder.
For a family of 4, a 48kg cylinder will last you easily between 6-10 weeks.